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Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures (2018)
Journal Article
Wutich, A., Budds, J., Jepson, W., Harris, L., & Staddon, C. (2018). Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 5(6), e1309. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1309

In this paper we integrate diverse literatures to explore water sharing as a household practice. We define households as fundamental domestic groups that pool and internally allocate food and water for common consumption (following Netting et al., 19... Read More about Household water sharing: A review of water gifts, exchanges, and transfers across cultures.

Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area (2018)
Journal Article
Appleby, T., Studley, M., Moorhouse, B., Judith, B., Staddon, C., & Bean, E. (in press). Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area. Marine Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.012

Very large marine protected areas are in danger of becoming 'paper parks'. This paper uses an interdisciplinary team to investigate the use of remote sensing technologies to provide sufficient evidence for effective fisheries management. It uses the... Read More about Sea of possibilities: Old and new uses of remote sensing data for the enforcement of the Ascension Island marine protected area.

Britain and Brexit: All at sea (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2018, May). Britain and Brexit: All at sea. Paper presented at UK Environmental Lawyers Association Nature Conservation Working Group

A presentation investigating the impacts of the UK's decision to leave the European Union on marine fisheries and nature conservation legislation

Advancing methods for research on household water insecurity: Studying entitlements and capabilities, socio-cultural dynamics,and political processes, institutions and governance (2017)
Journal Article
Wutich, A., Budds, J., Young, S., & Staddon, C. (2017). Advancing methods for research on household water insecurity: Studying entitlements and capabilities, socio-cultural dynamics,and political processes, institutions and governance. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2017.09.001

Household water insecurity has serious implications for the health, livelihoods and wellbeing of people around the world. Existing methods to assess the state of household water insecurity focus largely on water quality, quantity or adequacy, source... Read More about Advancing methods for research on household water insecurity: Studying entitlements and capabilities, socio-cultural dynamics,and political processes, institutions and governance.

Creating marine reserves around the Isle of Arran – the Scottish experience (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T., & Watt, R. (2017, June). Creating marine reserves around the Isle of Arran – the Scottish experience. Paper presented at Oceans 20 Wokshop:

A paper regarding the use of the public trust doctrine to establish the Lamlash Bay no take zone and the use of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 for the creation of the South Arran marine protected area

Tourism and Islandscapes - Cultural realignment, social-ecological resilience and change (2017)
Journal Article
Cheer, J., Cole, S., Reeves, K., & Kato, K. (2017). Tourism and Islandscapes - Cultural realignment, social-ecological resilience and change. Shima, 11(1), 40-54. https://doi.org/10.21463/shima.11.1.07

If, as according to Robin (2015: online), “islands are idealised ecological worlds, the Edens of a fallen planet’”, the rationale underpinning tourism expansion should acknowledge MacLeod’s (2013) notion of “cultural realignment” that calls for optim... Read More about Tourism and Islandscapes - Cultural realignment, social-ecological resilience and change.

Brexit and the future of Scottish fisheries – key legal issues in a changing regulatory landscape (2017)
Journal Article
Appleby, T., & Harrison, J. (2017). Brexit and the future of Scottish fisheries – key legal issues in a changing regulatory landscape. Journal of Water Law, 25(3), 124-132

Brexit will overshadow the development of fisheries legislation for the next decade. The UK Government had developed no plan in the event of a “leave” vote for June’s advisory referendum and the months since the vote have been mired in politics and... Read More about Brexit and the future of Scottish fisheries – key legal issues in a changing regulatory landscape.

Response to European Union Select Commitee Brexit: Fisheries (2016)
Journal Article
Appleby, T. (2016). Response to European Union Select Commitee Brexit: Fisheries

Response by Dr Thomas Appleby – Associate Professor at the University of the West of England, member of the International Water Security Network and non-practising solicitor. Dr Appleby is also a trustee of one of the UK’s leading marine and fisheri... Read More about Response to European Union Select Commitee Brexit: Fisheries.

Brexit and the sea (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2016, September). Brexit and the sea. Presented at TWT Achieving Nature’s Recovery in a New Era

A presentation on the effects of Brexit and marine environmental legislation

Developing and applying water security metrics in China: experience and challenges (2016)
Journal Article
Sun, F., Staddon, C., & Chen, M. (2016). Developing and applying water security metrics in China: experience and challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 21, 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2016.10.006

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. In recent years the ‘water security’ concept has gained both increased public profile and also traction in policy-making circles in China. Moreover its strategic significance for the country has been more frequently addressed by... Read More about Developing and applying water security metrics in China: experience and challenges.

The UK scallop fishery: Time for a fundamental review (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2016, January). The UK scallop fishery: Time for a fundamental review. Paper presented at Coastal Futures Conference

The global fishing industry is facing unprecedented pressures. In the past (for a variety of reasons) the entire ocean was designated as a fishery using any gear type but increasingly this approach is untenable. The seas and the fishery (albeit thr... Read More about The UK scallop fishery: Time for a fundamental review.

A gendered political ecology of tourism and water (2016)
Book Chapter
Cole, S. (2016). A gendered political ecology of tourism and water. In E. Shelton,, R. Norum, A. Thompson, & M. Mostafanezhad, , (Eds.), Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, Power and the EnvironmentRoutledge

Book Chapter

Potential environmental impacts of ‘fracking’ in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
Staddon, C., Hayes, E. T., & Brown, J. (2016). Potential environmental impacts of ‘fracking’ in the UK. Geography, 101(2), 60-69

Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, involves the extraction of natural gas from shale formations deep underground using vertical and horizontal drilling technologies and vast quantities of chemically treated water injected into the wells under high... Read More about Potential environmental impacts of ‘fracking’ in the UK.

Society and the Severn (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2015, December). Society and the Severn. Presented at Sustainable Severn Forum 2015

Dr Thomas Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England and part of the International Water Security Network spoke on Society and the Severn and discussed different forms of control and protected interests and regulations a... Read More about Society and the Severn.

Sirens of the sea? Marine reserve designation on the Isle of Arran (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2015, September). Sirens of the sea? Marine reserve designation on the Isle of Arran. Paper presented at ESRC Symposium on Marine Conservation and Governance: MPAs and beyond

The Lamlash Bay no take zone was the first and only community proposed no take marine reserve in the UK. To create the marine reserve required marine management in Scotland to rethink its relationship with the marine environment and local communitie... Read More about Sirens of the sea? Marine reserve designation on the Isle of Arran.

Governance in the marine environment (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Appleby, T. (2015, July). Governance in the marine environment. Presented at Sustaining Partnerships : A Conference on Conservation and Sustainability in the UK Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and other small island communities

The governance of the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies is complex, endlessly fascinating and often politically charged. There is no area where this complexity is more demonstrable than in the marine environment, where the issues of ext... Read More about Governance in the marine environment.

Improving the effectiveness of Ugandan water user committees (2015)
Journal Article
Terry, A., Mclaughlin, O., & Kazooba, F. (2015). Improving the effectiveness of Ugandan water user committees. Development in Practice, 25(5), 715-727. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1046421

This article outlines issues affecting the functionality of Ugandan water user committees responsible for managing communal water and sanitation (WASH) services. Research undertaken demonstrated that their effectiveness is compromised by poor underst... Read More about Improving the effectiveness of Ugandan water user committees.

The marine biology of law and human health (2015)
Journal Article
Appleby, T., Kinsey, S., Wheeler, B., & Cunningham, E. (2016). The marine biology of law and human health. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 96(1), 19-27. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315415000909

© Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2015. This review uses a multidisciplinary approach to investigate legal issues concerning the oceans and human health. It firstly seeks to define the boundaries of oceans and human health researc... Read More about The marine biology of law and human health.