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Margot Hurlbert PhD, LLB, LLM, BAdmin JSGS Faculty, U of R

Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy; Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Areas of Interest

  • Law
  • Energy Policy
  • Environment, climate change, water, and sustainability
  • Adaptive governance
  • Risk and decision-making

About

President's Lecture Series, featuring Dr. Margot Hurlbert

Hurlbert’s research focus is on governance and climate change, energy and water; interrogating laws, policies and practices that will address both the problem of climate change and adaptation, and mitigation to the changing climate.  She has participated in and led research projects focusing on aspects of governance including energy, water, agricultural producer livelihoods, drought, and flood. Her current passion is determining participatory governance mechanisms and constructing action based imaginaries that help us achieve our Paris goals—net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The geographical focus of her research is western Canada and South America.

Hurlbert has been a Coordinating Lead Author, Contributing Author and Review Editor for the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change. She has also authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and scholarly papers on a broad range of topics but more recently on the subjects of energy, Aboriginal justice, water and climate change adaptation. She has co-authored a book entitled School Law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms with her fathers (second edition 1992), edited a book Pursuing Justice, an Introduction to the Study of Justice in 2010 (currently working on a second edition), co-edited Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America in 2016, and published, Adaptive Governance of Disaster: Drought and Flood in Rural Areas in 2018.

Margot Hurlbert interview, with the Canadian Science Policy Centre

She also has a long history of volunteerism in the community include volunteering at the YMCA since 1990, holding various executive positions with the Canadian Bar Association since 1987 (acting as their designate on the board of the Public Legal Education Association), filling various executive positions with SCEP Center (a non-profit organization in Regina since 1997), Board Member for the Multiculural Council of Saskatchewan, and being President of the Regina Women’s Network (1996-97).

Designations

  • Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (2016)
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School (2004)
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School (1987)
  • B. Admin., Great Distinction, University of Regina (1984)

Appointments

  • Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 7, “Risk Management and Decision Making in Relation to Sustainable Development”  of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems 2017- 2019.
  • Fellow, Earth Systems Governance Project (Future Earth), Lund, Sweden.
  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Review Editor for Chapter 14: North America - Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Climate change 2021: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. AR6.  2019-2020.
  • Working Group Member of Earth Commission Working Group on Transformations (WG4).
  • Scientific Coordinator, Task Force on Earth System Law and Senior Research Fellow of Earth Systems Governance Project (ESG)(Future Earth), Delft, the Netherlands.
  • Editor, International Environmental Agreement: Politics, Law and Economics  (Impact Factor of 2.4)
  • Committee Member, SSHRC Insight Grant Competition, 09 – Geography, urban planning and related fields (2019-2021).

Recent Grants/Awards

Research Grants

Hurlbert’s research focuses on governance, climate change, energy, clean energy technology, water, and the environment.

  • (2020) Individual Connection Grant - for Indigenous Resiliency in safe water and energy management: $20,656.
  • (2019-2022) Principal Investigator – Deliberative Community Energy Futures. ($210,000). from the Fedoruk Center for the Study of Nuclear Innovation, University of Saskatchewan In this project I conduct deliberative engagement with citizens across Saskatchewan exploring a sustainable zero carbon energy future and developing pathways to attain it.
  • (2018-2023) Principal Investigator -  Implementing Community Citizen Engaged Best Management Practices through Adaptive Management – ($245,000) This is a transdisiplinary research project (involving a multi-disciplinary team) building on the involvement of local people in decision making surrounding water  including the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds working with local community people to identify and test best water management practices (BMPs) through participatory adaptive management (AM).
  • (2018-2020) Banting Post-Doc Award for Ranjan Datta – “Indigenous Pipeline Research” ($140,000).
  • (2018) ($15,000 Mitacs Accelerate Grant) with the Billington CCS Knowledge Center to explore laws and regulations supporting clean energy technologies around the globe.
  • (2017-2022) Dr. Hurlbert, Dr. Rayner, and Dr. Phillips (Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina) were successfully awarded a project on “The influence of social learning and attitudes on the perception of risk from low dose radiation” as part of a Strategic R&D Program on “Addressing Public Concerns about Their Exposure to Low Doses of Anthropogenic Radiation” of CANDU Owners Group Inc. $258,525.00 of a $836,000 project with  Canadian Nuclear Laboratory, University of Ottawa, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Health Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
  • (2017-2019) Principal Investigator – Framing Successful CCS: Case studies in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the UK -  $31,419.00 to study carbon capture and storage as a principal investigator in a Clean Energy Research Grant Application of the University of Regina.  I will be building on a 2016 investigation on how Saskatchewan achieved the first successful post-combustion carbon capture sequestration plant through a combination of media review and semi-structured qualitative interviews.
  • (2017-2018) Co-Researcher – Citizen Science for Recreational Water Quality in Saskatchewan.  Working with Dr. Kerri Finlay on a $5,000.00 Research Cluster Grant with Sk Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport and Sk Ministry of the Environment and Water Security Agency to conduct a province-wide Citizen Science Program and a specific case study at Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Saskatchewan.
  • (2016-2018) Principal Researcher – Clean Energy Research Grant Application (Social Sciences/Humanities research topics) University of Regina for  “Framing CCS in Saskatchewan” ($20,000.00.)
  • (2016-2018) Steering/Advisory Committee – Siting Small Modular Nuclear Reactors - $1.1 Million multidisciplinary project funded by Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation aimed at developing expertise in engineering, geological, regulatory and economic factors of building a small modular nuclear reactor in a place that has not previously used nuclear power, using Saskatchewan as a case study.
  • (2016) Co-Researcher – Prairie Partnership for Arts Research (PPAR) Project: Creative and Cultural Ecosystems on the Prairies. Project Leader for “Community Engagement, Equity and Impacts” Research Cluster.  $20,000.00  Successful Letter of Intent to develop Full Partnership Application with SSHRC.
  • (2016) Collaborator – Social Dimensions of Climate Hazards: Adapting to Wildfire and Flood in Saskatchewan’s Farm, Forestry, and First Nations Communities. $300,000 SSHRC Insight Grant.  Respondible for recommendations for socially inclusive climate adaptation policies and practices at local and provincial levels.
  • (2015) Co-Researcher.  “SSHRC Small Nuclear Innovation Policy Partnership.” ($141,590) with partners of the Canadian Nuclear Association and Cameco Corporation to develop scholarly understanding of the challenges facing deployment of small nuclear reactors, identifying and assessing best practices for governance, regulation and commercialization.
  • (2014) Principal Researcher. “Bringing together climate, science and policy: Contributions for influential science in Latin America” ($59,500.00) received from International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canadian Partnerships, Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing Program.
  • (2013) Principal Researcher. “Explaining the Climate Change Science and Policy Interface” ($3,292.00) received from the SSHRC General Research Grant President’s Fund in order to build a comprehensive literature review.
  • (2012-2013) Principal Researcher. “Facilitating Knowledge Mobilization at the Science/Policy Interface.” ($44,131) SSHRC Connection Grant to engage with natural scientists, social scientists, NGOs, Policy makers, and members of industry to discuss guidelines, methodologies, and tools for improving the linkages between science and policy in the area of climate change.
  • (2013) Co-researcher. Understanding the Arts Ecology of Saskatchewan ($200,000) SSHRC Partnership Development Program funded project exploring, studying and mapping the network of connections in which Saskatchewan artists work within the arts community and broader Saskatchewan community.  This project is an interdisciplinary project with partners which include the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture. 
  • (2011-2016) Co-researcher. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas (VACEA).  ($1,250,000) International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change grant funded by SSHRC, NSERC, and IDRC Governance and policy Canadian team lead (Co-Investigator).  This project is a collaborative, comparative and interdisciplinary investigation of vulnerable rural agricultural and indigenous communities in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Columbia.
  • (2010-2013) Principal Researcher. Water Governance and Climate Change – The Engagement of Civil Society. Approximately ($95,185) from SSHRC Standard Grant.  Principal Investigator studying local watershed advisory groups in the three Prairie Provinces in relation to climate change, the reduction of vulnerability and improving bottom up integrated water governance.  Funding agency: SSHRC Standard Research Grants.
  • Co-researcher on two projects, each for approximately $250,000, received from the SSHRC Research Grants - Canadian Environmental Issues Fund.  The first had Dr. Diaz (CPRC as main investigator) on “Rural Community and Adaptation to Drought.”  This project is studying the 2001-2002 droughts and the exposure of rural people of selected communities and their adaptation process.  This study fostered a dialogue between governance agencies and communities to assist drought planning.
  • The second project was for $238,200 with Dr. Jeremy Rayner as main investigator respecting “Energy Futures: Managing a Transition to Sustainable Energy in Saskatchewan.” This research focuses on transitions in governance from government to local governance surrounding energy supply choices (March 1, 2009 – February 28, 2012).
  • Co-Researcher ($25,000.00) received from TriCouncil/IDRC Program – International Initiative on Adaptation to climate change to develop research proposal with Latin America.  This resulted in the VACEA project.
  • Collaborator (2006-2009). Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change (“IACC”) project funded by SSHRC comparing water governance in Chile and Canada at the Canadian Plains Research Center.
  • Hurlbert utilized internal University of Regina research funds to research the dimensions of governance emerging from the UNFCCC Copenhagen climate change negotiations.  The theoretical and methodological core of this research approach was the relationship and interchange between ecological conditions (CO2 emissions and climate change) and social patterns (the institutions of emission reduction and adaptive governance).  The social construction of the risk, trust and science of climate change and the linkages to the outcome of the conference and policy tools chosen were analyzed.

Awards

  • Nominated for 2017 High Plains Book Awards (recognizing regional authors reflecting on life on the High Plains including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) - Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) 2016. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press: Calgary, Alberta.
  • Nominated for 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Award: Scholarly and Academic
  • Awarded the 2010 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence for paper, Hurlbert, Margot, Darrell Corkal, Harry Diaz, and Jim Warren, “Climate Change and Water Governance in Saskatchewan, Canada”  International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (2009) 1(2), pp. 118-132.

Select Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Fletcher,  A., Hurlbert, M., Hage, S., Sauchyn, D. 2020. Agircultural Producers’ Views of Climate Change in the Canadian Prairies: Implications for Adaptation and Environmental Practices.  Society and Natural Resources.
  • Zommers. Z., Marbaix, P., Fischlin, A., Ibrahim, Z.Z., Grant, S., Magnana, A., O’Neill, B., Poertner, H.-O., Howden, M., Calvin, K., Warner, K., Thiery, W., Sebesvari, Z., Davin, E., Evans, J., Rosenzweig, C., Warren, R., Hurlbert, M., Patwardhan, A., van Aalst, M. Burning Embers: Towards more transparent and robust climate change risk assessments. Nature Environment.
  • Hurlbert, M., Osazuwa-Peters, M., Rayner, J., Reiner, D., Baranovskiy, P. 2020. Diverse Community Energy Futures in Saskatchewan, Canada. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy.  DOI 10.1007/210098-020-01859-2
  • Roy, R.R., Gain, A. K., Hurlbert, M.A., Samat, N., Leong Tan, M., Chan, N.W. 2020. Designing adaptation pathways for affected households in Bangladesh. Enviornment, Development and Sustainability. A multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Paractice of Sustainable Development.  DOI 10.1007/s10668-020-00821-y
  • Hurlbert, M. 2020. Access and Allocation: rights to water, sanitation, and hygiene. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. 1-20.  Doi: 1007/s10784-020-09484-6
  • Hurlbert, M. Fletcher, A. 2020. Indigenous rights in the context of oil and gas pipelines in Canada: exposing naturalized power structures through a lens of intersectionality. International Journal of Law in Context. 1-20. doi:10.1017/S1744552320000051
  • Hurlbert, M., Osazuwa-Peters, M. 2020. Emerging issues in energy, climate change and sustainability management. Central European Review of Economics and Management. 4(1): 7-13
  • Fletcher, A., Sah Akwen, N., Hurlbert, M., Diaz, H. 2020. “You relied on God and your neighbor to get through it”: Social capital and climate change adaptation in the rural Canadian Prairies. Regional Environmental Change.  20:61 doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01645-2.
  • Osazuwa,-Peters, M., Hurlbert, M. 2020. Analyzing Regulatory Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology Development: A Case Study Approach. Central European Review of Economics and Management.
  • Viner, D., Ekstrom, M., Hurlbert, M., Warner, N.K., Wreford, A., Zommers, Z. 2020.Understanding the dynamic nature of risk in climate change assessments – a new starting point for discussion. Atmospheric Science Lettters. 21 https://doi.org/10.1002/asl.958
  • Datta, R., and Hurlbert, M. 2020. Pipeline Spills and Indigenous Energy Justice. Sustainability. 12: 47-56.
  • Osazuwa Peters, O., Hurlbert, M., McNutt, K., Rayner, J., Gamtessa, S. 2020. Saskatchewan’s Energy Future: Risk and Pathways Analysis.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (34) 237-250.
  • Leal, W.F., Fátima, A., Casaleiro, W.P. Nagy, G., Diaz, H.,  Al-Amin, A.Q.,Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, J.B., Hurlbert, M., Farooq, H., Klavins, M.,  Lorencová, E.K., Nalau, J., Suresh, J.,  Soares, A., Morgado, F., O’Hare, P.,  Azeiteiro, U.M. 2020.Climate Change Policies and Agendas: facing challenges and changing societies” Environmental Science and Policy.
  • Hurlbert, M., Osazuwa-Peters, M., McNutt, K., Rayner, J. 2019. Transitioning from Coal: Toward a renewable-based socio-technical regime in Saskatchewan” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transition.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.11.005
  • Roy, R., Gain, A., Sanat, N., Hurlbert, M., Tan, M.L., Chan, N.W. 2019. “Resilience of coastal agricultural systems in Bangladish: Assessment for agroecosystem stewardship strategies” Ecological Indicators. 106: 105525.
  • Datta R. & Hurlbert, M. 2019. “Energy management and its impacts on Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta: A scoping review” International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 13(4), pp. 1088-1106. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-11-2018-0001
  • Hurlbert, M., Gupta, J., Verrest, H. 2019. “A Comparison of drought instruments and livelihood capitals: Combining Livelihood and Institutional Analyses to Study Drought Policy Instruments” Climate and Development  DOI:10.1080/17565529.2019.1585318
  • Warner, K., Zommers, Z., Wreford, A., Hurlbert, M., Viner, D., Scantlan, J., Halsey, K., Tamang, C. 2019. “Characteristics of transformational adaptation in land-society-climate interactions” Sustainability.  11: 356 doi: 10.3390/su11020356
  • Bos, J., Nanayakkara, L. Hurlbert, M., Finlay, K. 2019. “Citizen Science for Saskatchewan Lakes: A Pilot Project” Lake and Reservoir Management Doi.org/10.1080/10402381.2018.1538172
  • Hurlbert, M., Gupta, J. 2019. “An Institutional Analysis Method for Identifying Policy Instruments Facilitating the Adaptive Governance of Drought” Environmental Science and Policy 93: pp. 221-231.
  • McMartin, D.W., B.H Hernani Merino, B. Bonsal, M. Hurlbert, B. Cavagnaro, R. Villalba, J.J. Velez Upegui, et al. 2018. “Limitations of Water Resources Infrastructure for Reducing Community Vulnerabilities to Extremes and Uncertainty of Flood and Drought” Environmental Management 62(4) . DOI 10.1007/s00267-018-1104-8
  • Hurlbert, M., Rayner, J. 2018. “Reconciling power, relations, and processes: the role of recognition in the achievement of energy justice for indigenous people” Applied Energy 228: pp. 1320-1327.
  • Hurlbert, M., Andrews, E. 2018. “Deliberative Democracy in Canadian Watershed Governance”  Water Alternatives 11(1): pp. 61-84.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2018. “The Challenge of Integrated Flood Risk Governance: Case studies of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Canada” International Journal of River Basin Management DOI 10.1080/15715124.2018.1439495
  • Hurlbert, M. (Forthcoming). “Reflecting on the Privilege of the Canadian Treaties” Global Advances in Victimology and Psychology
  • Tesfamariam, Y., Hurlbert, M. 2017. Gendered Adaptation of Eritrean Dryland Farmers. International Journal of Climate change Strategies and Management. 9(2)
  • Hurlbert, M. Gupta, J. 2017. The Adaptive Capacity of Institutions in Canada, Argentina, and Chile to Droughts and Floods Climate Change, Regional Environmental Change 17: 865-877. DOI 10.1007/s10113-016-1078-0
  • Patterson, J., Schulz, K., Vervoort, J., van der Hel, S., Widerberg, O., Adler, C., Hurlbert, M., Anderton, K., Sethi, M., Barau, A. 2016. Exploring the governance and politics of transformations towards sustainability. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. DOI.org/10.1016/jeist.2016.09.001
  • Acevedo, E., Turbay, S. Hurlbert, M. Barco, M.H, López, K. 2016. “Governance and Climate Variability in Chinchina River, Colombia” International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management.
  • Hurlbert, M., Mussetta, P. 2016. “Creating resilient water governance for irrigated producers in Mendoza, Argentina” Environmental Science & Policy. 58, pp. 83-94.
  • Hurlbert, M., Gupta, J. 2016. “Adaptive Governance, Uncertainty, and Risk: Policy Framing and Responses to Climate Change, Drought, and Flood” Risk Analysis. 36(2), pp. 339-356. (Case studies in Canada, Chile and Argentina)
  • Montana, E., Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M. 2015. “Developoment, Local Livelihoods and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change in the Andes” Regional Environmental Change, 15 DOI 10.1007/s10113-015-0888-9
  • Hurlbert, M, Gupta, J. 2015. “The Split ladder of Participation: A diagnostic, strategic, and evaluation tool to assess when participation is necessary” Environmental Science and Policy. 50, pp. 100-113.  (Case studies in Canada, Chile and Argentina)
  • Hurlbert, M., Montana, E. 2015. “Dimensions of Adaptive Governance and Drought in Argentina and Canada” Journal of Sustainable Development. 8(1), pp. 120-137.
  • Hurlbert, M., Pittman, J. 2014. “Exploring Adaptive Management in Farm Programs in Saskatchewan” Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research. 6(2-3), pp. 195-212. DOI: 10.1080/19390459.2014.915131
  • Hurlbert, M. 2014. “Evaluating Public Consultation in Nuclear Energy: the importance of problem structuring and scale” International Journal of Energy Sector Management. 8(1), pp. 56-75.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2014. “Adaptive Institutional Design in Agri-Environmental Programs” International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. 6(2), pp. 145-165.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2013. “Learning, Participation, and Adaptation: Exploring Agri-Environmental Programs” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2013.847823
  • Hurlbert, M., Diaz, H. 2013. “Water Governance in Chile and Canada – A comparison of adaptive characteristics” special feature on the Governance of Adaptation of Ecology and Society. 18(4), pp. 61-76.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Perceptions of Climate Risk in the South Saskatchewan River Basin and Impacts on Climate Policy Choice” Climate and Carbon Law Review. (3), pp. 341-355.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Evaluating climate justice – attitudes and opinions of individual stakeholders in the United Nation Framework Climate Change Convention Conference of the Parties” Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. 8(3), pp. 1-20.
  • Hurlbert, M., McNutt, K., Rayner, J. 2011. “Pathways to Power: Policy Transitions and the Reappearance of the Nuclear Power Option in Saskatchewan” Energy Policy. 39(6), pp. 3182-3190.
  • Hurlbert, M., McNutt, K., Rayner, J. 2010. “Policy Pathways: Transitioning to Sustainable Power Generation in Saskatchewan” Renewable Energy Law and Policy (2010), 1, pp. 49-62.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2009. “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into the Law” Retfaerd Argang. 32(3), pp. 23 – 39.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2009. “The Adaptation of Water Law to Climate Change” International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. 1(3), pp. 230 – 240.
  • Hurlbert, M., Corkal, D., Diaz, H., Warren, J. 2009. “Climate Change and Water Governance in Saskatchewan, Canada” International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. 1(2), pp. 118-132.
  • Hurlbert, M., Corkal, D., Diaz, H. 2009. “Government and Civil Society: Adaptive Water Management in the South Saskatchewan River Basin”, Prairie Forum, a special edition on climate change. 34(1), pp. 181-207.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2009. “Comparative Water Governance in the Four Western Provinces” Prairie Forum, a special edition on climate change. 34 (1), pp. 45-77.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2008. “R. v. Moccasin, the Continued Struggle for Fairness in Aboriginal Sentencing” University of Saskatchewan Law Review. 71(2), pp. 391-421.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2006. “The Growing Promise of Aboriginal Justice” Restorative Directions. 2 (2a), pp. 49-96.

Peer Reviewed Books

  • Hurlbert, M. (Ed.) 2018.  Pursuing Justice (2nd Edition). Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax. ISBN 978-1-77363-011-3
  • Hurlbert, M. 2018. “Adaptive Governance of Disaster: Drought and Flood in Rural Areas” with Pahl, Wostl, C., Gupta, J., (Series Eds) in Water Governance: Concepts, Methods, and Practice. Springer, Hamburg.
  • Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) 2016. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Hurlbert, M. (Ed.) 2011.  Pursuing Justice. Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, E.L., Hurlbert, M.A. (1989 and 1992) School Law under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms  The University of Calgary Press: Calgary.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Hurlbert, M. forthcoming. “Reflecting on the Privilege of the Canadian Treaties” in Datta, R. (Ed) Land, responsibilities and reconciliation. Routledge Press.
  • Hurlbert, M., 2018. “Defining Justice” ch 1 in Hurlbert, M. (Ed).  Pursuing Justice (2nd Edition). Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax. ISBN 978-1-77363-011-3. (pp. 1-26)
  • Hurlbert, M., 2018. “Theorizing Justice” ch 2 in Hurlbert, M. (Ed).  Pursuing Justice (2nd Edition). Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax. ISBN 978-1-77363-011-3. (pp. 27-58)
  • Hurlbert, M., 2018. “Energy, Climate, the Earth and Justice” ch 9 in Hurlbert, M. (Ed).  Pursuing Justice (2nd Edition). Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax. ISBN 978-1-77363-011-3 (pp. 237-259)
  • Hurlbert, M., 2018. “Law and Justice” ch 10 in Hurlbert, M. (Ed).  Pursuing Justice (2nd Edition). Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax. ISBN 978-1-77363-011-3 (pp. 260-296)
  • Hurlbert, M., Greenberg, J., Jones, N. 2018. “Restorative Justice” ch 14 in Hurlbert, M. (Ed).  Pursuing Justice (2nd Edition). Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax. ISBN 978-1-77363-011-3 (pp. 402-439)
  • Hurlbert, M. 2016. “Law and Justice,”  Chapter 1 in Introducing Canadian Law and the ‘Official Version of Law’ section of Antony et al. (eds) Gender, Race & Canadian Law, Fernwood Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg
  • Hurlbert, M., Mussetta, P., Turbay, S. 2016. “Canadian, Argentinean, and Colombian Programs Building Resiliency to Extreme Events.” Chapter in Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Hazards.  Springer, Switzerland. 
  • Leal, W., Hurlbert, M., and Diaz, H. 2016. The Role of Governance in Supporting Climate Change Adaptation Processes. Chapter J. Knieling and and K. Klindworth (eds.), Climate Adaptation Governance: Theory, Concepts and Praxis in Cities and Regions. John Wiley & Sons, Hamburg, Germany, in press.  .
  • Hurlbert, M. 2016. “Governance of Drought” in Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M. Warren, J. (Eds) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta. (pp. 199-217).
  • Hurlbert, M. 2016. “Water Governance in the Canadian Prairies” in Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta. (pp. 217-249).
  • Pittman, J., Corkal D., Hadarits, M., Harrison T., Hurlbert, M., Unvoas, A. 2016. “Bridging knowledge systems for drought preparedness: Case study from the Swift Current Creek Watershed (Canada)” in Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta. (279-301).
  • Hurlbert, M., Warren, J., Diaz, H. 2016. “Conclusion” in Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta. (351-361).
  • Wandel, J., Diaz, H., Warren, J., Hadarits, M., Hurlbert, M., Pittman, J. 2016. “Drought and Vulnerability: A Conceptual Approach” in Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta. (351-361).
  • Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. 2016. “Introduction” in Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J. (Eds) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta. (pp. 1-13).
  • Hurlbert, M. Musetta, P. Ivars, J. 2015. “Multi-level Analysis and Comparison of Climate Change Policies in Argentina and Canada” (pp 1143-1164), in Leal Filho, W. (Ed.) Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Springer –Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2015. “Assessing the Capacity of Law to Facilitate Adaptation to Climate Change” (pp 707-723) in Leal Filho, W. (Ed.) Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Springer –Verlag, Berlin, Germany.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2012. “Social Learning through Local Water Governance Institutions” chapter 41 in Leal Filho, W. (Ed) Climate Change and the Sustainable Use of Water Resources, Springer-Verlag: Berlin, pp. 685-700.
  • Hurlbert, M., Mulvale, J. 2011. “Defining Justice” Chapter 1 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice, Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Theorizing Justice” Chapter 2 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice. Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Gerlach, L., Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Social Justice, Stratification, and Oppression”, chapter 3 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice, Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Environmental Justice” Chapter 7 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice.  Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Human Rights” Chapter 8 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice. Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “Law and Justice” Chapter 10 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice.  Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, M., Greenberg, H. 2011. “Restorative Justice” Chapter 12 in Hurlbert, Margot (Ed.) Pursuing Justice.  Fernwood Books: Winnipeg and Halifax.
  • Hurlbert, M., Durst, D. Greenberg, H. 2010. “Restorative Justice in Aboriginal Communities” chapter 9 in Brownlee, Keith, Neckoway, Raymond, Delaney, Roger, and Durst, Douglas (Eds.) Social Work & Aboriginal Peoples, Perspectives from Canada’s Rural and Provincial North, Lakehead University: Thunder Bay.
  • Hurlbert, M., Corkal, D., Diaz, H. 2010. “Government Institutions and Climate Change Policy” Chapter 12  in The New Normal: The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate, Editors Dave Sauchyn, Harry Diaz, and Suren Kulshreshtha, CPRC Press, Regina.
  • Hurlbert, M., Corkal, D., Diaz, H. 2010. “Government Institutions and Water Policy” Chapter 18 in The New Normal: The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate, Editors, Dave Sauchyn, Harry Diaz, and Suren Kulshreshtha, CPRC Press, Regina.
  • Hurlbert, M., Corkal, D., Diaz, H. 2009. “Government and Civil Society: Adaptive Water Management in the South Saskatchewan River Basin”, in Marchildon, Greg (Ed.). Dry Oasis. Institutional Adaptations to Climate Change. CPRC Press: Regina.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2009. “Comparative Water Governance in the Four Western Provinces” in Marchildon, Greg (Ed.). Dry Oasis. Institutional Adaptations to Climate Change. CPRC Press: Regina.
  • Hurlbert, M.A., McKenzie, J. 2008. “Aboriginal Peoples and the Criminal Justice System” chapter 8, Whyte, John D. (ed.) Moving Toward Justice. Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice. Purich, Saskatoon. pp. 142-159.

Research Reports

  • Hurlbert, M., Hague, S., Diaz, H. 2015. Vulnerability to Climate Extremes in the Americas Project (VACEA) Governance and Policy Assessment (Unit IC) (167 pp.) Available here
  • Hurlbert, M., Andrews, E., Tesfamariam, Y., Warren J. 2015. Governing Water: Deliberative Institutions and Adaptation. (157 pp. ) Available here
  • Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M. 2014. Main Research Insights from Theme 1; Community Vulnerability and Governance Assessments. VACEA Project. (27 pp.)
  • Warren, J., Hurlbert, M., Diaz, H. 2013. “The Cassandra Problem: A Review of Science-Policy Interface Literature” prepared by  James Warren. October 2, 2013. (54 pp).
  • Hurlbert, M., Diaz ,H. Warren, J. 2012.  “Workshop Synopsis and Assessment Report for the Facilitating Knowledge Mobilization at the Science/Policy Interface Workshop” September 10-11, 2012 Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.

Other Publications

  • Hurlbert, M. 2019. Risk, Uncertainty, Unknowns and Nonsense-Engagement with the public on Radiation, Nuclear and Climate. Canadian Science and Policy Conference.
  • Hurlbert M. 2018. Book Review: Democratic Illusion – Deliberative Democracy in Canadian Public Policy by Genevieve Fuji Johnson for Canadian Public Administration.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2017.  Solving Climate Change – operationalizing inter and transdisciplinary science and public policy: Addressing Major Global Challenges through Science and Public Policy.  Canadian Science Policy Centre.  October 10, 2017. Available at: http://sciencepolicy.ca/news/solving-climate-change-operationalizing-inter-and-transcidipslinary-science-and-public-policy.
  • Rayner, J., Hurlbert, M., Marshall, J., Eisler, D. 2017. Saskatchewan and Climate change. The Challenges, Policy Options and Implications.  Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
  • Eisler, D., Hurlbert, M., Marshall, J., Rayner, J. 2017. Climate Change: The policy options and implications for Saskatchewan.  Policy Brief.  Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.
  • Patterson, J., Schulz, K., Vervoort, J., Adler, C., Hurlbert, M., van der Hel, S., Schmidt, A., Barau, Al., Obani, P;. Sethi, M., Hissen, N., Tebboth, M., Anderton, K. Borner, S. Widerberg., O. ‘Transformations Towards Sustainability” Emerging approaches, critical reflections and a research agenda. Earth System Governance, July 2015.  Working Paper.  Available here
  • Hurlbert, M. 2014. Book Review - “Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival,” by Duane Bratt, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012 in Great Plains Research, 24(2), pp. 215-216.
  • Warren, J., Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M. 2013. The Cassandra Problem: A Review of Science-Policy Interface Literature. Interface Lit Review, October, 2, 2013, University of Regina, Regina, Sk.
  • Lead Authors: Campbell, I.D., Durant D.G., Contributing Authors, Howard, A., Corkal, D.R., Cook D., Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Marchildon, G.P., Sauchyn, D.J.  2012. “Food Systems and Food Security – Agriculture in Canada.” Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Hurlbert, M., Rayner, J., Hague, S. 2012. “Building a Democratic Uranium Development Strategy in Saskatchewan, Canada” published in the conference proceedings of the Lund Earth Systems Governance Conference, Lund, Sweden, April 18-20, 2012. Available here
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. “The challenge of “consensus” of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change” Bulletin – CBA National Section on International Law Newsletter, May 2011.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2011. Blog on “Environmental Justice”, commemorating Earth Day 2011, University of Regina, May, 2011.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2010. “Blog on Safe-Haven Program and Child Abandonment or Endangerment”, Interdisciplinary Round Table, Arts and Minds: The Faculty of Arts Magazine. Fall, 2010.
  • Hurlbert, M. 2010.  “Observations of Copenhagen – the COP 15” Barnotes, CBA Saskatchewan, Summer 2010, XXIV (4), p. 32.
  • Diaz, H., Hurlbert, M., Warren, J., Corkal, D.R. 2009.  “Saskatchewan Water Governance Assessment Final Report, Unit 1E Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change Project (October, 2009) posted on research team site of Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change Project, SSHRC MCRI (316 pp.).
  • Hurlbert, M. 2008. “Water Governance in the Prairie Provinces” Winter, 17 Policy Dialogue, Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy, pp. 24-26.
  • McKenzie, J., Hurlbert, M.A. 2007. “Transmission in the Canadian Prairies” (February 2007) 29(1) Geopolitics of Energy, pp. 5-10.
  • Hurlbert, M.A. 2006. “Inter-jurisdictional Water Law - SSRB” prepared for and posted on research team site of Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change Project, SSHRC MCRI.
  • Hurlbert, M.A. 2006. “Water Law in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (Alberta/Saskatchewan)” prepared for and posted on research team site of Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change Project, SSHRC MCRI (Ibid.).