Dr Jacqueline Williams

Senior Research Fellow - Institute for Rural Futures; School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

Jacqueline Williams

Phone: +61 2 6773 3587

Mobile: +61 428542214

Email: jacqueline.williams@une.edu.au

Biography

Over 20 years applied experience in Natural Resource Management (NRM) in Australia having worked at local, regional, state and national levels in a variety of capacities including community NGOs, Local/State Government and research organizations. Areas of expertise includes: sustainable agriculture governance systems; ecosystem service delivery from agri-environmental landscapes; regional natural resource governance systems; on-farm baseline NRM and natural capital recognition systems; food security; behaviour change, and the social justice and transaction costs issues for rural Agrarian and Indigenous communities of natural resource governance regimes.

Qualifications

BAppSc (Charles Sturt University), MAppSc (Charles Sturt University), PhD (University of Queensland)

Teaching Areas

Natural resource governance, sustainability strategies, natural resource policy risk, sustainable agriculture, traditional ecological knowledge systems.

Research Interests

Natural resource governance is my main area of research and expertize which includes a focus on: sustainable regional NRM systems for Australia; agrifood governance and ‘paddock to plate’ integrity; social justice issues for agrarian and Indigenous rural communities from NRM policies, laws and programs; national framework of sustainable agriculture for Australia; recognition systems for local knowledge and sustainable agriculture; collaborative learning and effective localism; natural resource policy risk assessment; transaction costs of NRM policies, laws and programs; citizen science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Systems; connectivity conservation governance; agent based modelling and eco-psychology.

Publications

In Press 

Jacqueline Williams (2018) Natural Resource Governance in the Antipodes: the Australian experience Springer International Publishing Cham Switzerland

Published

Scholarly Books

Robyn Bartel, Louise Noble, Jacqueline Williams and Stephen Harris (2018) Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary approaches Earthscan-Routledge Oxford UK.

Jacqueline Williams and Paul Martin (2011) Defending the Social licence of Farming: Issues, challenges and new directions for agriculture CSIRO Collingwood.

Scholarly book chapters

Jacqueline Williams, Lorina Barker and Patricia Please (2018) Water Knowledge Systems in Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary approaches Earthscan-Routledge Oxford UK.

Jacqueline Williams, Robyn Bartel, Stephen Harris and Louise Noble (2018) Coda in Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary approaches Earthscan-Routledge Oxford UK.

Stephen Harris, Robyn Bartel, Jacqueline Williams and Louise Noble (2018) Introduction in Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary approaches Earthscan-Routledge Oxford UK.

Martin P, Kennedy, A and Williams, J (2017) ‘Effective law for rural environmental governance: meta-governance reform and farm stewardship’ in New Directions for Law in Australia: Essays in Contemporary Law Reform ANU Press 2017

Martin, P; Aseron, J; Lingard, K; McLaughlan, C; Williams, J; Greymorning, N (2017) ‘Asserting cultural interests through the law: issues and innovations’ in Indigenous Knowledge Forum – Comparative Systems for Recognising and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture Lexis Nexis Australia 2017

Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams (2016) ‘Next Generation Rural Natural Resource Governance: A Careful Diagnosis’ in Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development: horizontal and sectorial policy issues in Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Johnnie Aseron, Jacqueline Williams and Neyooxet Greymorning (2015) ‘Inclusive Practices, Innovative Collaboration, Governance and Recognising Cultural Capital: Environmental Law through a Cultural Lens’ in In search of Environmental Justice Edward Elgar Cheltenham

Jacqueline Williams and Paul Martin (2014) ‘Developing Law and Governance Strategies for Peri-urban Sustainability’ in Urbanisation of Peri-urban Regions: Challenges and Opportunities for Security of Water, Food and Liveability of Future Cities Springer Science Netherlands.

Jacqueline Williams, Amanda Kennedy and Donna Craig (2014): ‘Lost in Translation: threatened species law in Australia’ in Global Environmental Governance: 10th Colloquium Proceedings of the IUCN Environmental Law Academy Edward Elgar Cheltenham.

Jacqueline Williams and Paul Martin (2013) Water Governance: A policy risk perspective in Water Resource Management VII Wessex Institute UK.

Paul Martin, Jacqueline Williams and Amanda Kennedy (2012) Creating next generation rural landscape governance in Environmental Governance and Sustainability Edward Elgar Cheltenham.

Jacqueline Williams (2011) A conceptual framework for sustainable agriculture. In Defending the Social licence of Farming: Issues, challenges and new directions for agriculture CSIRO Collingwood

Luca Montanarella and Jacqueline Williams (2011) Soil conservation in Europe In Defending the Social licence of Farming: Issues, challenges and new directions for agriculture CSIRO Collingwood

Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams (2011) Renegotiating farmers social licence In Defending the Social licence of Farming: Issues, challenges and new directions for agriculture CSIRO Collingwood

Refereed journal articles

Jacqueline Williams (2015) Soils Governance in Australia: challenges of cooperative federalism International Journal of Rural Law and Policy Issue 1, 2015

Williams, J and Kennedy, A (2015) ‘Natural Resource Governance In Australia’ in Essential Readings In Environmental Law, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 2015

Marty Branagan, Jacqueline Williams and Amanda Kennedy (2014) Editorial: Mining in a Sustainable World International Journal of Rural Law and Policy Issue 1, 2014

Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams (2014) Science Hubris and insufficient safeguards Environmental and Planning Law Journal Vol 31/ 4

Paul Martin, John Page, Amanda Kennedy, Jacqueline Williams (2013) Environmental Property Rights in Australia: Constructing a New Tower of Babel Environmental and Planning Law Journal Vol 30/6

Paul Martin, Jacqueline Williams and Amanda Kennedy (2011) Professional Services and Rural Services Poverty Deakin Law Review Vol 16 No 1

Williams, J.A. (2009) Review of Daniel Connell ‘Water Politics in the Murray Darling Basin’ Australasian Journal of Environmental Management Vol 16 p 48-49

Williams, J.A; Beeton RJS & McDonald, G.T, (2008) Success attributes of regional natural resource management Issue 3 Volume 3 International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning 2008

Technical reports

Williams J and Martin P (2015) ‘The Next Generation Rural Landscape Governance: The Australian Dimension’ Final Report for Department of Environment, Australia (AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (Department of Environment formerly known as the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) and UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND signed 17th June 2011).

Williams J and Martin P (2015) ‘The Next Generation Rural Landscape Governance: The Australian Dimension’ Final Report UNE1202 for Cotton Research Development Corporation.

Williams J and Martin P (2015) ‘The Next Generation Rural Landscape Governance: The Australian Dimension’ Final Report LP110100659 ARC Linkage Report.

Williams, J (2015) Tamar Valley Farmers public good NRM contributions 2011-2012 Draft Report AgLaw Centre University of New England.

Martin, P and Williams, J (2014) ‘Productive, biodiverse farming landscapes: Why is governance innovation essential?’ Report for the North Western Local Land Service, commissioned briefing paper for NW Productivity Summit, Narrabri October 21st and 22nd 2014.

Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams ‘Productive, biodiverse farming landscapes: where to next?’ working paper for the National Landcare Network Workshop, Melbourne,16th September 2014.

Martin, P., Williams, J., Stone, C. and Alter, T. (2010). Researcher Lessons from Community Partnership and Trans-disciplinary Research in a Peri-urban Setting: The WISER Experience in Western Sydney. CRC for Irrigation Futures Technical Report Series No. 05/10. May 2010.

Martin, P. and Williams, J. (2010). Policy Risk Assessment. CRC for Irrigation Futures Technical Report Series No. 03/10. March 2010

Williams, J., Martin, P. and Stone, C. (2010). Using Ecosystem Services as a Means to Diffuse Political Land Use Decisions in Peri-Urban Regions. CRC for Irrigation Futures Technical Report Series No. 06/10. June 2010

Paul Martin, Jim Binney, Amanda Kennedy, Jacqueline Williams, and John Page Evaluation of the Risks and Benefits of Granting Rights in Land, report commissioned from the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law and Marsden Jacobs Associates by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, August 2010.

Martin, P.V; Williams, J.A; Stone, C (2008) “Transaction costs and water reform: the devils hiding in the details” CRC for Irrigation Futures Technical Report 08/08.

Williams J.A. 2009 ‘Traveston Crossing Dam 2020: Sustainable Infrastructure delivery: indicators projects overview”. Report for Queensland Water Infrastructure, Brisbane.

Williams, J.A; Sauer, I; Love, C; English, G; Jackson, M; Cherry, J; Sansom, G; Wood, B; Russell, A; Williams, J; O’Sullivan, J; Ecker, S; (2008) “A National Framework for Sustainable Agriculture” Report prepared for DAFF from Canberra Stakeholders Workshop August 2007.

Conference Papers/Presentations

Bartel, R; Harris, S and Williams, J (2016) ‘Water Ways: culture, policy and paths towards innovation’ Re-imagining Australia: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility InASA Conference Fremantle 7-9th December 2016

Kennedy, A; Martin, P and Williams, J (2016) ‘Effective law for rural environmental governance: meta-governance reform and farm stewardship’ National Law Reform Conference Australian National University Canberra April 14th and 15th 2016.

Williams, J (2016) ‘Paddock to Plate Integrity and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement’ Agricultural Issues and China-Australia FTA Conference. Renmin University Beijing, China April 8th 2016.

Williams, J (2016) ‘Agrifood Governance and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement’ 1st Meeting of the Sino-Australian Agriculture Law Forum Yantai University Yantai, China April 11th 2016.

Williams, J (2016) Connectivity Conservation Governance Gondwana Link Ltd Board Meeting Sydney 15th February 2016

Williams, Martin and Kennedy (2015) Food Systems Governance and Social Justice Agrifood Research Network Conference 6-9 December 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand

Williams, J (2015) Next Generation Rural Landscape Governance: interim research findings Launceston, Canberra and Narribri June 2015

Williams, J and Martin, P (2014) The Next Generation Rural Landscape Governance for Australia National Landcare Conference, Melbourne 17th to 19th September 2014

Kennedy, A and Williams, J (2014) ‘Good Governance for Sustainable Energy Development: An Australian Case Study’ IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium Tarragona Spain, 2nd to 4th July 2014.

Willams, J; Aseron J; Greymorning N (2014) Decolonising Environmental Law Global Network Human Resources and the Environment Symposium Tarragona Spain, 30th June to 1st July 2014.

Williams, J (2014) Natural Resource Governance in Australia 16th June 2014Institute of Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre of European Commission Ispra, Italy.

Williams, J (2014) Soils Governance in Australia 17th June 2014 Institute of Environment and Sustainability Joint Research Centre of European Commission Ispra, Italy.

Aseron J; Greymorning N; Williams, J (2014) Highlighting North American and Australian Experiences: looking toward collaborative efforts International 20th Symposium for Society and Resource Management Hannover Germany 8th to 14th June 2014.

Aseron J; Greymorning N; Williams, J (2014) Innovative Collaboration, Inclusive Practices, Governance and Recognising Cultural Capital: Sharing North American and Australian Experiences: Workshop International 20th Symposium for Society and Resource Management Hannover Germany 8th to 14th June 2014.

Kennedy, A and Williams, J (2014) ‘Land Use Conflict and Food Systems Governance: An Australian Case Study’ An International Conference on Food Security, Sustainability and the Law, Beijing Foreign Studies University 24th May 2014.

Williams, J. A (2013) Lessons from Natural Resource Zoning Systems Mining in a Sustainable World University of New England Armidale 13th – 15th October 2013.

Aseron J; Williams J A; Grey Morning N; Miller, A; (2013) Earth Jurisprudence and Collaborative Governance? Highlighting perspectives from First Nations Peoples and Rural Communities of Australia and North America Wild Law Conference Australian Earth Laws Alliance Brisbane 27th - 29th September 2013.

Williams J A (2013) Credit Makers and Credit Takers: ‘Issues of Equity in Australian Government NRM Programs’ He Tapuwae: The Search for Environmental Justice 11th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Hamilton NZ 24th - 28th June, 2013

Aseron J; Grey Morning N; Williams J A; (2013) ‘Inclusive Practices and innovative Governance Structures from the Cultural Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples: Highlighting a North American and Australian Experience’ He Tapuwae: The Search for Environmental Justice 11th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Hamilton NZ 24th - 28th June, 2013

Williams J A; Martin PV (2012) ‘Water Governance: a policy risk perspective’ Sustainable Irrigation International Conference, Adelaide 10th to 13th November 2012.

Williams J A; Kennedy A & Craig D (2012) ‘Lost in translation; threatened species law in Australia’ Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads10th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law July 1-5th 2012 University of Maryland USA

Williams J A & Higginson S (2012) ‘Mining coming to a farm near you’ 2nd National Rural and Regional Law & Justice Conference Coffs Harbour May 2012

Williams J A & Martin PV (2012) ‘Developing Law and Governance Strategies for Peri-urban Sustainability’ Presentation to International Workshop on Urbanisation of Peri-urban Region’s Udaipur India February 2012

Williams JA (2011) ‘Environmental and social impacts of Mining’ Mining Forum Dorrigo Environment Watch/EDO, Dorrigo September 2011

Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams (2011) The Water Act 2007: Hubris without legal safeguards? IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, South Africa, 7th July 2011 (for forthcoming publication)

Martin, P.V., Williams, J.A., and Kennedy, A.L. (2010) ‘Professional networks and rural services poverty’, paper presented at the National Rural / Regional Law and Justice Conference, 19-21 November 2010, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.

Martin, P.V.; Williams, J.A.; (2010) “Policy risk assessment of peri-urban water strategies: a case study of Western Sydney” One Water Many Futures Australian Irrigation Conference and Exhibition June 8th to 10th Sydney.

Martin, P.V.; Williams, J.A.; Stone, C.; Alter, T (2010) “Learnings for system harmonization: the WISER experience ” One Water Many Futures Australian Irrigation Conference and Exhibition June 8th to 10th Sydney.

Martin, P.V., Williams, J.A, and Kennedy, A.L. (2009) "Creating next generation rural landscape governance" paper presented at the Seventh Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 2009, 5 November, Wuhan, China.

Camkin, J; Starky. G; Bristow. K; Martin, P.V.; Williams, J.A.; Maheshwari, B.; Simmons, B.; Davidson, B.; Malano, H.; Hafeez, M.; McKay, J.  (2010) The role of engagement, collaboration and co-learning in delivering system harmonization” One Water Many Futures Australian Irrigation Conference and Exhibition June 8th to 10th Sydney

Williams, J.A and Arnald, A (2010) Caring for our soils: lessons for Iceland and Australia” Soils, Climate and the Melting North European JRC Reykjavik, Iceland June 3rd-4th 2010.

Williams, J.A. and Martin, P.V (2009) “Ecosystem services: a means to diffuse political land use decisions in peri-urban regions” Seventh International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, Siena Italy.

Paul Martin and Jacqueline Williams (2008) The missing leg in rural innovation research Primary Industries Innovation Centre Symposium New Pathways to the Adoption and Diffusion of Primary Industries Innovations University of New England 24-25 November 2008