Dr Anna Lukasiewicz

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University, 2012
Research support

With a diverse education that includes international development, sustainability and water governance, I research topics around the distribution of natural resources (including how decision-making processes are structured and stakeholder-decision maker interactions); water governance (including water management, climate change adaptation and stakeholder engagement); and natural hazard management (especially policy around disaster resilience).

I am particularly interested in how local communities participate in decision-making processes and how they can adapt to structural reforms and climate change.

Research interests

I work mainly at the interface of justice and natural resource management. This includes:

  • Social justice (resource distribution, decision-making processes, the environment as a stakeholder, and stakeholder-decision-maker interactions)
  • Water governance (management, policy analysis, climate change adaptation, stakeholder engagement, and institutional analysis)
  • Disaster justice (natural disaster management policy and management in disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery)
  • Lukasiewicz, D, Finlayson, M & Pittock, J 2018, 'No magic bullets for conservation in a changing climate', in (ed.), Celebrating Australia's wetland science: World class research for wetlands, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, pp. 38-39.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Dovers, S, Robin, L et al, eds, 2017, Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.
  • Lukasiewicz, A 2017, 'Environment and justice: defining the field', in Lukasiewicz, A., Dovers, S., Robin, L., McKay, J.M., Schilizzi, S., Graham, S. (ed.), Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-10pp.
  • Lukasiewicz, A 2017, 'The Social Justice Framework: untangling the maze of justice complexities', in Lukasiewicz, A., Dovers, S., Robin, L., McKay, J.M., Schilizzi, S., Graham, S. (ed.), Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia, pp. 233-249pp.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Dovers, S, Robin, L et al 2017, 'Current status and future prospects for justice research in environmental management', in Lukasiewicz, A., Dovers, S., Robin, L., McKay, J.M., Schilizzi, S., Graham, S. (ed.), Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia, pp. 263-266pp.
  • Lukasiewicz, A 2017, 'Book Review: Ethics, environmental justice and climate change', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 332-333pp..
  • Lukasiewicz, A & Baldwin, C 2017, 'Voice, power, and history: ensuring social justice for all stakeholders in water decision-making', Local Environment, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 1042-1060.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Dovers, S & Eburn, M 2017, 'Shared responsiblity: the who, what and how', Shared responsibility: the who, what and how. Environmental Hazards, 16(4), pp.291-313.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2016, 'Community Obligations in Shared Responsibility: Policy Pathways for Resilience', International Conference on Building Resilience, ed. Niluka Domingo and Suzanne Wilkinson, 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 517-528pp.
  • Lukasiewicz, A 2016, Justice, Equity and Fairness in Natural Resource Management.
  • Lukasiewicz, A & Dare, M 2016, 'When private water rights become a public asset: Stakeholder perspectives on the fairness of environmental water management', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 536, pp. 183-191.
  • Juffe-Bignoli, D, Harrison, I, Butchart, S et al 2016, 'Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 to improve the performance of protected areas and conserve freshwater biodiversity', Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 26, pp. 133-151.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Pittock, J & Finlayson, C 2016, 'Are we adapting to climate change? A catchment-based adaptation assessment tool for freshwater ecosystems', Climatic Change, vol. 138, no. 3-4, pp. 641-654.
  • Lukasiewicz, A 2014, 'Book Review: The justices and injustices of ecosystem services', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 119-120.
  • Patrick, M, Lukasiewicz, A & Syme, G 2014, 'Why justice matters in water governance: some ideas for a 'water justice framework'', Water Policy, vol. 16, pp. 1-18.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Bowmer, K, Syme, G et al 2013, 'Assessing Government Intentions for Australian Water Reform Using a Social Justice Framework', Society and Natural Resources, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 1314-1329.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Syme, G, Bowmer, K et al 2013, 'Is the Environment Getting Its Fair Share? An Analysis of the Australian Water Reform Process Using a Social Justice Framework', Social Justice Research, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 231-252.
  • Patterson, J, Lukasiewicz, A, Wallis, P et al 2013, 'Tapping fresh currents: Fostering early-career researchers in transdisciplinary water governance research', Water Alternatives, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 293-312.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Davidson, P, Syme, G et al 2013, 'How the social construction of the environment affects people's reactions to water policy', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 179-192.
  • Ogilvie, A, Mahe, G, Ward, J et al 2010, 'Water, agriculture and poverty in the niger river basin', Water International, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 594-622.

Yiwen Chen (2019) "Assessing hydro-ecological impacts of environmental water for wetland restoration in the Murray-Darling Basin" (Masters)

Supervised students