Publications & Free Downloads

 All of my journal publications and book chapters are available for free.
If you would like one that is not downloadable from this site when you click the [PDF], please email me and I will happily(!) send you an electronic copy: [at]

• Jeremy J. Schmidt. 2017. Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity. New York: New York University Press.

• Jeremy J. Schmidt and Nathanial Matthews. 2017. Global Challenges in Water Governance: Environments, Economies, Societies. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [PDF]

• Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt (Eds), 2010. Water ethics: foundational readings for students and professionals. Washington DC: Island Press.


• 2023. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Geography and ethics II: justification and the ethics of anti-oppression. Progress in Human Geography.

• 2023. Jeremy J. Schmidt. From integration to intersectionality: a review of water ethics. Water Alternatives 16(2)

• 2023. Cameron Harrington, Phellicetus Montana, Jeremy J. Schmidt & Ashok Swain. Race, ethnicity, and the case for instersectional water security. Global Environmental Politics.

• 2022. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Geography and ethics I: placing injustice in the Anthropocene. Progress in Human Geography 46(4): 1086-1094. [PDF]

• 2022. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Of kin and system: rights of nature and the UN search for Earth jurisprudence. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 47(3): 820-834. [PDF]

• 2022. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Dispossession by municipalization:property, pipelines, and divisions of power in settler colonial Canada. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 40(5): 1182-1199. [PDF]

•2021. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Glacial Deaths, Geologic Extinction. Environmental Humanities (13)2: 281-300. [PDF]

• 2021. Willis Jenkins, Lorenzo Rosa, Jeremy Schmidt, Lawrence Band, Areidy Beltran-Peña, Andres Clarens, Scott Doney, Ryan Emanuel, Allison Glassie, Julianne Quinn, Maria C. Rulli, William Shobe, Leon Szeptycki, and Paolo D’Odorico. Values-based scenarios of water security: Rights to Water, Rights of Waters, and Commercial Water Rights. BioScience 71(11): 1157-1170. [PDF]

• 2021. Oliver Belcher and Jeremy J. Schmidt. Being Earthbound: Arendt, process, and alienation in the Anthropocene. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 39(1): 103-120. [PDF]

• 2020. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Pop-up infrastructure: Water ATMs and new delivery networks in India. Water Alternatives 13(1): 119-140. [PDF]

• 2020. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Settler geology: Earth’s deep history and the governance of in situ oil spills in Alberta. Political Geography 78: 102132 (pp. 1-11). [PDF]

• 2019. Jeremy J. Schmidt. The moral geography of the Earth system. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 44(4): 721-734. [PDF]

• 2018. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Bureaucratic territory: First Nations, private property, and ‘turn-key’ colonialism in Canada. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(4): 901-916. [PDF]

• 2018. Jeremy J. Schmidt and Nathanial Matthews. From state to system: financialization and the water-energy-food-climate nexus. Geoforum, 91: 151-159. [PDF]

• 2017. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Water policy in Alberta: Settler-colonialism, community, and capital. Journal of the Southwest, 59(1-2): 204-226. [PDF]

• 2017. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Social learning in the Anthropocene: Novel challenges, shadow networks, and ethical practices. Journal of Environmental Management 193: 373-380. [PDF]

• 2016. Jeremy J. Schmidt, Peter G. Brown, and Christopher J. Orr. Ethics in the Anthropocene: a research agenda. The Anthropocene Review 3(3): 188-200. [PDF]

•2014. Jeremy J. Schmidt and Christiana Z. Peppard. Water ethics on a human-dominated planet: context, rationality and values in global governance. WIREs Water 1(6): 533-547. [PDF]

• 2014. Nate Matthews and Jeremy J. Schmidt. False promises: the contours, contexts and contestation of good water governance in Lao PDR and Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Water Governance 2(2/3): 21-40. [PDF]

• 2014. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Water management and the procedural turn: norms and transitions in Alberta. Water Resources Management, 28(4): 1127-1141. [PDF]

• 2014. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Historicising the hydrosocial cycle. Water Alternatives 7(1): 220-234. [PDF]

• 2014. Jeremy J. Schmidt and Kyle R. Mitchell. Property and the right to water: toward a non-liberal commons. Review of Radical Political Economics, 46(1): 54-69. [PDF]

• 2014. Jeremy J. Schmidt. The retreating state: political geographies of the object and the proliferation of space. Political Geography, 39: 58-59.

• 2013. Jeremy J. Schmidt and Dan Shrubsole. Modern water ethics: implications for shared governanceEnvironmental Values 22(3): 359-379. [PDF]

• 2013. David Groenfeldt and Jeremy J. Schmidt. Ethics and water governance. Ecology and Society 18(1): 14. [PDF]

• 2013. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Integrating water management in the Anthropocene. Society and Natural Resources, 26(1): 105-112. [PDF]

• 2010. Jeremy J. Schmidt and Martha Dowsley. Hunting with polar bears: problems with the passive properties of the commons. Human Ecology, 38(3): 377-387. [PDF]

• 2007. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Pricing water to death: Alberta’s water permits prolong the problem. Alternatives Journal, 33(4): 29-30.


• Forthcoming. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Water quality and availability. In, Benjamin Hale and Andrew Light (Eds), Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics (London: Routledge).

• 2021. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Water as global social policy: international organizations, resource scarcity, and environmental security. In International Organizations in Global Social Governance, (Eds, Martens, K., Niemann, D. & Kaasch, A.) Palgrave, London, pp. 275-296. [Open access link or download here: PDF]

• 2020. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Valuing water: rights, resilience, and the UN High-Level Panel on Water. In, Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus (Eds), Water Politics: Governance, Justice, and the Right to Water (London: Routledge). Pp. 15-27.

• 2015. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Water as an ethical opportunity in Canada. In, S. Davidson, J. Linton, and W. Mabee (Eds), Water as a social opportunity (Montreal: McGill-Queens). Pp. 29-52.

• 2014.     Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt. Living in the Anthropocene: business as usual, or compassionate retreat? In, State of the World 2014, The WorldWatch Institute (Ed). Washington DC: Island Press. Pp. 63-71.

• 2012. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Scarce or insecure? The right to water and the ethics of global water governance. In, Farhana Sultana and Alex Loftus (Editors), The Right to Water: Governance, Politics and Social Struggles (London: Routledge) pp. 94-109. FREE ON GOOGLE BOOKS HERE

• 2011. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Alternative water futures in Alberta (Edmonton: Parkland Institute, ISBN: 978-1-894949-32-3) 54pp. PDF

• 2010. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Water ethics and water management. In, Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt (Editors), Water Ethics (Washington DC: Island Press) pp. 3-15.

• 2010. Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt. An ethic of compassionate retreat. In, Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt (Editors), Water Ethics (Washington DC: Island Press) pp. 265-286. *Reprinted in Minding Nature: Journal for the Center of Humans and Nature 3(2): 16-27.


• 2019. Review: Debjani Bhattacharyya: Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta. Environmental Values. 28 (4): 516-517.

• 2018. Review: Rajan, S.R. (ed), with A. Romero and M. Watts. Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken (Athens: University of Virginia Press, 2017). Environmental Values 27(4): 453-455.

• 2018. Review: Fleck, J. Water is for fighting over (and other myths about water in the west) (Island Press, 2016). Water International 43(3): 480-481.

• 2017. Comparative review: (1) Biermann, F. Earth system governance: world politics in the Anthropocene (MIT Press, 2014). (2) Hamilton, C. Gemenne F. and Bonneuil, C. (eds). The Anthropocene and global environmental crisis: rethinking modernity in a new epoch (Routledge, 2015). Environmental Politics 26(3): 546-548.

•2016. Review: Swyngedouw, E. Liquid power: contested hydro-modernities in Twentieth-century Spain (MIT Press, 2015). The Canadian Geographer 60(4): e50-e51.

• 2016. Review: Clancy, P. Freshwater politics in Canada. (University of Toronto Press, 2014). British Journal of Canadian Studies 29(1): 124.

• 2014. Review: Desbiens, C. Power from the North: territory, identity and the culture of hydropower in Quebec. (UBC Press, 2013). Quebec Studies 56: 141-143.

•2013. Review: Chang, J. Is water H2O? Evidence, realism and pluralism. Water History 5(3): 373-375.

• 2013. Review: Mascarenhas, M. Where the waters divide: neoliberalism, white privilege, and environmental racism in Canada. (Lexington Books, 2012). Canadian Public Policy 39(2): 354-55.

• 2012. Review: Moran, E. Environmental social science: human-environment interactions and sustainability. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). International Journal of Social Research Methodology 15(5): 445-446.

• 2012. Review: Zetland, D. The end of abundance: economic solutions to water scarcity (Amsterdam: Aguanomics Press, 2011). Journal of Peace Research 49(4): 624.

• 2012. Review: Boelens, R., Getches, D. and A. G. Gil (Eds.), Out of the mainstream: water rights, politics and identity (London: Earthscan, 2010). Agriculture and Human Values 29(1): 127-128.

• 2011. Review: D. Kysar, Regulating from nowhere: environmental law and the search for objectivity. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010). Environmental Values 20(4): 567-569.

• 2011. Review: J. Linton, What is water? The history of a modern abstraction. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010). The Canadian Geographer 55(4): 513-514.

• 2011. Review: D. Delaney, The spatial, the legal, and the pragmatics of world-making: nomospheric investigations. (New York: Routledge, 2010). Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(6): 1388-1390.

• 2011. Review: Kenway, J. and Fahey, J. (Eds.), Globalizing the research imagination. (New York: Routledge, 2009). International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 14(4): 333-335.

• 2011. “The de-symbolized world.” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 22: 116-18. [review of Dufour’s The art of shrinking heads: on the new servitude of the liberated in the age of total capitalism (Cambridge: Polity Press).]

• 2010. Review: G. Chamberlain, Troubled waters: religion, ethics, and the global water crisis (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008).  Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 4: 112-13.

• 2009. Review: U. Heise, Sense of place and sense of planet: the environmental imagination of the global. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). Ethics, Place & Environment, 12(1): 143-45.

• 2008. Review: J. Benidickson, The culture of flushing: a social and legal history of sewage. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007). Canadian Public Policy 34: 135-36.


•2012. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Canada without the commons. The Mark News, 5 November.

• 2012. Jeremy J. Schmidt. Ethical enigmas in modern water policy: the Albertan example. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario.

• 2011. Schmidt, Jeremy J. The ethic of transition: evidence from multi-level governance in Alberta. Proceedings of the World Water Congress. Recife, Brazil, 24-28 September.

• 2011. Schmidt, Jeremy J. Why is the census not an election issue? The Mark News, 11 April.

• 2011. Schmidt, Jeremy J. Ethical oil: a moral misnomer. The Mark News, 21 January.

• 2010. Schmidt, Jeremy J. The ethics of instream flows: science and policy in southern Alberta, Canada. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 70: 193-199.

• 2008. Dowsley, M. and Schmidt, Jeremy J. Hunting with polar bears: questioning assumptions of passive property. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, July 14-18, Cheltenham, England.

• 2007. Schmidt, Jeremy J. The past, present and future of water policy in the South Saskatchewan River Basin, Alberta, Canada. Unpublished MA Thesis, McGill University.


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