Literature 2004-2010

Special Note: The literature listed on this page are linked to external sites of our partners, network and others. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of IA-related literature and resources and was no longer updated after 2010. Rather the listing reflects the recommendations of TIAS members based on relevance and level of importance.




Journals and Newsletters


Integrated Assessment – General
  • Wardekker, J.A., J. de Boer, M.J. Kolkman, J.P. van der Sluijs, K.S. Buchanan, A. de Jong, A. van der Veen (2009). “Tool catalogue frame-based information tools”. Report NWS-E-2009-3. Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
  • Pieter Valkering. 2009. Toddling ‘long the River Meuse: Integrated Assessment and participatory Agent-Based Modelling to support River Management. International Centre for Integrated Assessment & Sustainable Development, Maastricht University.
    Valkering_Toddling_long_the_RiverMeuse.pdf [3.4 MB]
  • Wardekker, J.A., J. de Boer, M.J. Kolkman, J.P. van der Sluijs, K.S. Buchanan, A. de Jong, A. van der Veen (2009). “Tool catalogue frame-based information tools”. Report NWS-E-2009-3. Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
  • de Ridder, Wouter; John Turnpenny; Måns Nilsson et al. 2007: “Framework for Tool Selection and Use in Integrated Assessment for Sustainable Development”. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Vol. 9, No. 4, 423-441.
    DOI: 10.1142/S1464333207002883
  • Hijweege, W.L. (Ed.), S. Dube, G.K. Kabusimbi, Z. M. Aloyce, C. Nyandiga, T. Gondo, J. Serugo, W. Kozanayi, R. Mayienda (2009): Emergent practice of Adaptive Collaborative Management in natural resources management in Southern and Eastern Africa: Eight case studies. Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands.
    Download full publication (1,5 MB)
  • Engels, Anita. 2005. The Science-Policy Interface. The Integrated Assessment Journal Special Issue: Bridging Sciences and Policy. Vol. 5, Iss. 1. pp. 7-26.
  • Jeffrey, Paul. 2005. Coming home: a personal re-evaluation of the aspirations and utility of Integrated Assessment. The Integrated Assessment Journal Special Issue: Bridging Sciences and Policy. Vol. 5, Iss. 1. Pp. 27-40.
  • Walker, Brian. 2005. A Resilience Approach to Integrated Assessment. The Integrated Assessment Journal Special Issue: Bridging Sciences and Policy. Vol. 5, Iss. 1. pp. 77-97.
  • Draft Manual on Incorporating Biodiversity into Integrated Assessment of Trade Policies in the Agricultural Sector available online:
  • Angela Guimaräes Pereira, Sofia Guedes Vaz and Sylvia Tognetti (eds). 2006. Interfaces between Science and Society. Greenleaf Publishing. To order:
  • The European environment – State and outlook 2005. Published by European Environment Agency (EEA).
    (Of particular interest is the chapter on Integrated Assessment)
  • Funtowicz, S.O., and J.R. Ravetz, 1993. Science for the post-normal age. Futures, 25, 735-755.

  • Ravetz, J. R. 1999 “Developing principles of good practice in integrated environmental assessment”, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 11: 243-265.

  • Robinson J.B. and D. Rothman. 1997. Growing Pains: a conceptual framework for considering integrated assessments Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 46(1-2), pp.23-43.

  • Rotmans, J. 1998. Methods for IA: The challenges and opportunities ahead. Environmental Modelling and Assessment, 3, 155-179.

  • Van der Sluijs, J.P. 2002. Integrated Assessment, in: R E Munn and M Tolba (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Global Environmental Change: Responding to global environmental change. Volume 4: 250-253. Wiley, London.

  • Van der Sluijs, J. Integrated Assessment in: R E Munn and M Tolba (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Global Environmental Change, Volume 4 , Responding to global environmental change, pp 250-253,Wiley, London, 2002.

  • Van Asselt, M.A., Rotmans, J. and Greeuw, S.C.H. (Eds.) 2001. Puzzle-Solving for Policy: A provisional handbook for Integrated Assessment. Maastricht: International Centre for Integrative Studies.


Databases and Models


  • Van der Sluijs, J.P., A.C. Petersen, P.H.M. Janssen, J.S. Risbey, J.R. Ravetz (2008). “Exploring the quality of evidence for complex and contested policy decisions”. Environmental Research Letters, 3 (2), 024008.
  • Pahl-Wostl, C. 2007. “The implications of complexity for integrated resources management.” Environmental Modelling & Software 22: 561-569.
  • John Urry, (ed). Special issue on Complexity. Theory, Culture & Society. October 1 2005, Volume 22, No. 5.

  • John Urry, (ed). Special issue of “Theory, Culture & Society”, and focusing on complexity, chaos, lock-ins…and society:

  • Funtowicz, S.O. 1999. Information tools for environmental policy under conditions of complexity. European Environment Agency

  • Johnson. J. 2001. The “Can You Trust It?” Problem of Simulation Science in the Design of Socio-Technical Systems. Complexity, 6, 34-40.

  • Shackley et al. 1996. Imagine Complexity: The past, present and future potential of complex thinking. Futures, 28 (3): 201-225.


Institutions and Governance
  • A. Earle, A. Jägerskog and J. Öjendal (ed.). 2010: Transboundary Water Management. Principles and Practice. London. Earthscan
  • R. Griffin (ed.). 2010: Water Policy in Texas. Responding to the Rise of Scarcity. London: Earthscan
  • Miguel Mendonça, David Jacobs and Benjamin Sovacool. 2009. Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-in Tariff Handbook. London: Earthscan Books.
  • J. Mysiak, H. Jørgen Henrikson, C. Sullivan, J. Bromley and C. Pahl-Wostl (eds). 2009. The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook. London: Earthscan Books.
  • Jan-Peter Voß, Adrian Smith and John Grin (Guest editors).”Designing long-term policy”. Special Issue of Policy Sciences (vol.42, no.4) November 2009.
    (This special issue includes articles on transition management and transitioning policy).
  • Newig, J., J.-P. Voß, et al., Eds. 2008. Governance for Sustainable Development: Steering in Contexts of Ambivalence, Uncertainty and Distributed Power. Routledge.
  • Nooteboom, B. 2007. “Social Capital, Institutions and Trust.” Review of Social Economy 651: 29-53.
  • Turton, A. R., H. J. Hattingh, et al., Eds. 2007. Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition. Berlin / Heidelberg / New York, Springer.


Climate Change
  • Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2010): Resilient adaptation to climate change in African agriculture. Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (Studies 54). Available online at:
  • “Climate, disasters and international development” is the theme of a “Policy Arena” in the “Journal of International Development” issue recently published (vol. 22, no. 2, March 2010).
  • Tarbara, J. D., Dai, X., Jia, G., McEvoy, D., Neufeldt, H., Serra, A., Werners, S., and West, J. J. 2010. ‘The Climate Learning Ladder. A pragmatic procedure to support climate adaptation’. Environmental Policy and Governance. 20:1-11.
  • Background report for the scientific workshop: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Resilience Governance for a Future with Global Changes Biodiversity, ecosystem services and governance – targets beyond 2010. Tjärnö, Sweden, 4-6 September 2009.
    Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Resilience.pdf
  • Swart, Rob et al. (2009). Europe Adapts to Climate Change: Comparing National Adaptation Strategies. PEER Report No 1. Helsinki: Partnership for European Environmental Research.
  • Mickwitz, Per et al. (2009). Climate Policy Integration, Coherence and Governance. PEER Report No 2. Helsinki: Partnership for European Environmental Research.
  • Cohen, Stewart J and Melissa Waddell. 2009. Climate Change in the 21st Century. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.
  • P. Martens, D. McEvoy, and C. Chang. 2009. The Climate Change Challenge: Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Mitigation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 1: 14-18.
  • Stern, N. 2007. The Economics of Climate Change. The Stern Review. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Schneider, Stephen and Janica Lane. 2005. Integrated Assessment Modeling of Global Climate Change: Much Has Been Learned-Still a Long and Bumpy Road Ahead. The Integrated Assessment Journal Special Issue: Bridging Sciences and Policy. Vol. 5, Iss. 1.
  • Kirstin Dow and Thomas E Downing. 2006. The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World’s Greatest Challenges. Earthscan Atlas Series. Earthscan Publications.

  • Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change may be downloaded

  • Morgan, M.G. and H. Dowlatabadi. 1996. Learning from Integrated Assessment of Climate Change. Climatic Change, 34, 337-368.

  • Turnpenny, J. A. Haxeltine, T. ORiordan. 2004. A Scoping Study of User Needs for Integrated Assessment of Climate Change in the UK Context: Part 1 of the Development of an Interactive Integrated Assessment Process. Integrated Assessment. 4 (4): 283-300.


  • Epstein J.M. 1999. Agent-Based Computational Models and Generative Social Science. Complexity. Vol. 4, No. 5.

  • Hare M. and P. Deadman. 2004. Further towards a taxonomy of agent-based simulation models in environmental management. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 64: 25-40.

  • Magnuszewski P., J. Sendzimir, J. Kronenberg. Conceptual Modelling for Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management in the Barycz Valley, Lower Silesia, Poland. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2005, 2(2), 194-203.

  • Vennix, Jac A.M. 1999. Group model-building: tackling messy problems. System Dynamics Review. Vol.15 No. 4.


System Dynamics
  • Checkland, P. (1981). Systems Thinking, Systems Practice. Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK.

  • Meadows, D. 1999. Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System. The Sustainability Institute. Hartland, Vermont.

  • Sterman, J.D. (2000). Business Dynamics: System Thinking and Modelling for a Complex World. MacGraw Hill


Participatory Processes in Resource Management
  • J. Mysiak, H. Henrikson, C. Sullivan, J. Bromley and C. Pahl-Wostl (eds). 2010: The Adaptive Water Resource Management Handbook. London: Earthscan.
  • Vinke-de Kruijf, J., Hommes, S., and Bouma, G. 2010: Stakeholder participation in the distribution of freshwater in the Netherlands. Irrigation and Drainage Systems, Online first.
  • Ferreyra, C. and P. Beard 2007. “Participatory Evaluation of Collaborative and Integrated Water Management: Insights from the Field.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 502: 271-296.
  • Pahl-Wostl, C., J. Newig, et al. 2008. Linking Public Participation to Adaptive Management. Groundwater Science and Policy. An International Overview. P. Quevauviller. Cambridge, RSC Publishing: 150-173.
  • Soncini-Sessa, R., F. Cellina, et al. 2007. Integrated and Participatory Water Resources Managment. Practice. Amstedam, Elsevier.
  • Berkes, F., M. Berkes, et al. 2007. “Collaborative Integrated Management in Canada’s North: The Role of Local and Traditional Knowledge and Community-Based Monitoring.” Coastal Management 351: 143-162.
  • Glicken J. 2000, Getting stakeholder participation ‘right’: a discussion of participatory processes and possible pitfalls. Environmental Science & Policy 3 6 : 305-310.
  • Cooke, B. and U. Kothari 2001, Participation: The New Tyranny? Zed Books, London.
  • Wates N. 2000, The community planning handbook. Earthscan Publications Ltd, London.
  • Stewart Cohen and Tina Neale (eds.). 2006. Participatory Integrated Assessment of Water Management and Climate Change in the Okanagan Basin, British Columbia. Vancouver: Environment Canada and University of British Columbia.
  • Pahl-Wostl, C. 2002. Towards sustainability in the water sector: The importance of human actors and processes of social learning. Aquat. Sci. 64: 394-411.
  • Pahl-Wostl, C. and M. Hare. 2004. Processes of Social Learning in Integrated Resources Management. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 14: 193-206


Knowledge Management and Social Learning
  • C. Pahl-Wostl. A conceptual framework for analysing adaptive capacity and multi-level learning processes in resource governance regimes. Global Environmental Change. 19 (2009) 354-365.
  • Wals, A. E. J., Ed. 2007. Social learning towards a sustainable world. Principles, perspectives, and praxis. Wageningen, Wageningen Academic Publishers.
  • Mostert, E., C. Pahl-Wostl, et al. 2007. “Social Learning in European River-Basin Management: Barriers and Fostering Mechanisms from 10 River Basins.” Ecology and Society 121: 19. [online].
  • Chris Blackmore, Ray Ison, and Janice Jiggins (Guest Editors). October 2007. Special Issue: “Social Learning: an alternative policy instrument for managing in the context of Europe’s water” in Environmental Science and Policy. Volume 10, Issue 6 pp. 493-586
  • Arjen E.J.Wals. 2007. Social learning towards a sustainable world: Principles, perspectives, and praxis. Wageningen Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-90-8686-031-9
  • Tabara, David. Sustainability learning for River Basin Management and Planning in Europe. HarmoniCOP Integration report. HarmoniCOP project. Work Package 6. Aug. 2005.
    (summarises the project’s approach to social learning and provides an overview on potentials and limitations of social learning).

  • 9th edition of the newsletter on the Human Dimension in Water Management

  • 7th edition of newsletter on the Human Dimension in Water Management (focus on social learning and public participation)

  • Evans, J.S.B.T. 1988. The knowledge elicitation problem: a psychological perspective. Behaviour and Information Technology 7:111-130.

  • Hodgson, A.M. 1992. Hexagons for systems thinking. European Journal of Operational Research. 59:220-230.

  • Burton, A.M., N.R. Shadbolt, G. Rugg, and A.P. Hedgecock. 1990. “The efficacy of knowledge elicitation techniques: a comparison across domains and levels of expertise”. Knowledge Acquisition 2:167-178.

  • Pahl-Wostl, C. and Hare, M. 2004. ‘Processes of social learning in integrated resources management’. Journal of community and applied social psychology. 14, 193-206.


Sustainable Development
  • T. Le Quesne, E. Kendy, and D. Weston. 2010: Taking stock of government policies to protect and restore environmental flows. Published by WWF and The Nature Conservancy
  • 31th issue of the Circular of the Network for Cooperation in Integrated Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is available online.
  • Kate A. Berry and Eric Mollard (eds). 2009. Social Participation in Water Governance and Management Critical and Global Perspectives. Earthscan Books.
  • Geoffrey Gooch and Per Stålnacke (eds). 2010. Science, Policy and Stakeholders in Water Management: An Integrated Approach to River Basin Management. Earthscan Books.
  • Preston L. Schiller, Eric C. Bruun and Jeffrey R. Kenworthy. 2010. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation Policy, Planning and Implementation. Earthscan Books.
  • Adrian Henriques. 2010. Corporate Impact: Measuring and Managing Your Social Footprint. Earthscan Books.
  • New book series on Earth System Governance
  • Jackson, Tim. (2009). Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet. London: Earthscan Books.
  • Munasinghe, Mohan (2009). Sustainable Development in practice. Sustainomics Methodology and Applications. Cambridge University Press.
  • J. Nill and R. Kemp. 2009. Evolutionary Approaches for Sustainable Innovation policies: From niche to paradigm? Research Policy. 38(4): 668-680.
  • Castelletti, A. and R. Soncini-Sessa, Eds. 2007. Topics on System Analysis and Integrated Water Resource Management. Amsterdam / Oxford, Elsevier.
  • Pahl-Wostl, C., P. Kabat, et al. 2008. Adaptive and Integrated Water Management. Coping with Complexity and Uncertainty. Berlin / Heidelberg / New York, Springer.
  • Grosskurth, J. (2008): Regional Sustainability: Tools for integrative governance. Phd Dissertation. Maastricht: International Centre for Integrated Assessment & Sustainable Development
  • Ashton, P. J. 2007. The Role of Good Governance in Sustainable Development: Implications for Integrated Water Resources Management in Southern Africa. Governance as a Trialogue: Government-Society-Science in Transition. A. R. Turton, H. J. Hattingh, G. A. Mareeet al. Berlin / Heidelberg / New York, Springer: 78-100.
  • Thomas B. Fischer. 2007. Theory and Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessment: Towards a More Systematic Approach. Earthscan Books.
  • David J. Hess. 2007. Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry Activism, Innovation, and the Environment in an Era of Globalization. MIT Press.
  • Richard E. Saunier and Richard A. Meganck. 2007. Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance. Earthscan Books.
  • Andrew Farmer. 2007. Handbook of Environmental Protection and Enforcement: Principles and Practices. Earthscan books.
  • David Molden (ed). 2007. Water for Food, Water For Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. Earthscan Books.
  • Macartan Humphreys, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds). 2007. Escaping the Resource Curse (Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia: Challenges in Development and Globalization). Columbia University Press.
  • Operational Manual for Integrated Policymaking for Sustainable Development. Forthcoming in Spring 2007. Prepared by UNEP-Economics and Trade Branch, in collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. For more information, contact:

  • Global Human Development Report (HDR) 2006, “Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis”.

  • Michael Lockwood, Graeme Worboys and Ashish Kothari (eds). 2006. Managing Protected Areas: A Global Guide. Earthscan Publications.

  • Hermann Scheer. 2006. Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy. Earthscan Publications.

  • Ronald B. Mitchell, William C. Clark, David W. Cash, and Nancy M. Dickson (eds). 2006. Global Environmental Assessments: Information and Influence. Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation series. MIT Press. Cambridge. USA. (see book summary of this issue of TIAS Quarterly)

  • Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz and Vicente Sanchez (eds.) 2005. Trading in Genes – Development Perspectives on Biotechnology, Trade and Sustainability, Earthscan Books

  • Robert B. Gibson, Selma Hassan, Susan Holtz, James Tansey and Graham Whitelaw. 2005. Sustainability Assessment – Criteria, Processes and Applications. Earthscan Books.

  • Duncan McGregor and Donald Thompson (eds.). 2005. The Peri-Urban Interface: Approaches to Sustainable Natural and Human Resource Use. Earthscan Books.

  • Ravetz, J. 2000. ‘Integrated assessment for sustainability appraisal in cities and regions’. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 20: 31-64.

  • Robinson J. 2004. Squaring the Circle? Some thoughts on the Idea of Sustainable Development. Ecological Economics. 48: 369-384.


Uncertainty and Risk Assessment
  • W. Walker, V. Marchau, D. Swanson. 2010: Special section “Addressing deep uncertainties using adaptive policies” in Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 77, No. 6, Special Section 2
  • Brugnach, M., A. Dewulf, C. Pahl-Wostl, and T. Taillieu. 2008. Toward a relational concept of uncertainty: about knowing too little, knowing too differently, and accepting not to know. Ecology and Society *13*(2): 30.
  • How to make global assessments more effective: Lessons from the assessment community.
    Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 1 (2009), pp. 214-218
  • Wardekker, J.A., J.P. van der Sluijs, P.H.M. Janssen, P. Kloprogge, A.C. Petersen (2008). “Uncertainty Communication in Environmental Assessments: Views from the Dutch Science-Policy Interface”. Environmental Science & Policy, 11 (7), pp. 627-641.
  • Vincent, K. 2007. “Uncertainty in adaptive capacity and importance of scale.” Global Environmental Change 17: 12-24.
  • Craye, M., Funtowicz, S. and van der Sluijs, J.P. 2005. ‘A reflexive approach to dealing with uncertainties in environmental health risk science and policy’, Int. J. Risk Assessment and Management, Vol. 5, Nos. 2/3/4, pp.216-236.

  • Janssen, P.H.M., Petersen, A.C., Van der Sluijs, J.P., Risbey, J., Ravetz, J.R., Towards Guidance in Assessing and Communicating Uncertainties. Water science and technology. In press.

  • UNESCO. Report of the Expert group on the Precautionary Principle of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. Paris, 1 February 2005.

  • Van der Sluijs, J. M. Craye, S. Funtowicz, P. Kloprogge, J. Ravetz, and J. Risbey. Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Measures of Uncertainty in Model based Environmental Assessment: the NUSAP System. Risk Analysis. 25 (2): 481-492.

  • Walker, W.E., P. Harremoes. J. Rotmans, J.P. van der Sluijs, M.B.A. van Asselt. M.P. Janssen., M.P. Krayer von Krauss. 2003. Defining Uncertainty: A Conceptual Basis for Uncertainty Management in Model-Based Decision Support. Integrated Assessment. 4(1): 5-17.


Scenario Development
  • Guillaume Benoit and Aline Comeau (eds.). 2005. Sustainable Future for the Mediterranean – The Blue Plan’s Environment and Development Outlook, Earthscan Books.

  • Van Notten, P.W.F., A.M. Sleegersb, M.B.A. van Asselt. 2005. The future shocks: On discontinuity and scenario development. Technological Forecasting & Social Change 72: 175-194.


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