Publications include water security articles, chapters, books, and policy papers authored by TAMU WSI associates and students.


  • Jepson, Wendy, Amber Wutich, Godfred Boeteng, Shalean Collins, and Sera Young. (2017) “Progress in Household Water Insecurity Metrics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective in the Social Sciences” WIREs Water 4(3)
  • Switzer, D., & Teodoro, M. P. (2017). Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Justice in Safe Drinking Water Compliance. Social Science Quarterly.


  • Eckstein, G., Sanchez, R. and Lopez, V. (2016) “Identifying and Characterizing Transboundary Aquifers Along the Mexico-US Border: An initial assessment,” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 535, pp. 101–119
  • Jepson, W. and E. Vandewalle (2016) “Household water insecurity in the Global North: A study of rural and peri-urban settlements on the Texas-Mexico border” The Professional Geographer 68 (1), 66-81
  • O’Reilly, K., Louis, E., Thomas, E., Sinha, A. (2016). “Combining sensor monitoring and ethnography to evaluate household latrine usage in rural India,” in Broken Pumps and Promises: Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health. Evan Thomas, ed. Springer
  • Switzer, D., Teodoro, M. P., & Karasik, S. (2016). The Human Capital Resource Challenge: Recognizing and Overcoming Small Utility Workforce Obstacles. Journal AWWA, 108, 8.
  • Teodoro, M. P., Haider, M., & Switzer, D. (2016). US Environmental Policy Implementation on Tribal Lands: Trust, Neglect, and Justice. Policy Studies Journal.
  • Teodoro, M. P., & Switzer, D. (2016). Drinking from the Talent Pool: A Resource Endowment Theory of Human Capital and Agency Performance. Public Administration Review, 76(4), 564-575.


  • Eckstein, G. “Drugs on Tap: Managing Pharmaceuticals in Our Nation’s Waters,” New York University Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 23, pp. 36-90
  • Dhanju, R. and O’Reilly, K. “Reaching the Unreached? Good Governance and Welfare Reform Politics in Delhi, India.” Development in Practice 25 (6): 815 – 831
  • O’Reilly, K. “From toilet insecurity to toilet security_Creating safe sanitation for women and girls.” WIREs Water 3: 19–24. doi:10.1002/wat2.1122
  • O’Reilly, K., Louis, E., Thomas, E., and Sinha, A.  “Combining Sensor Monitoring and Ethnography to Evaluate Household Latrine Usage in Rural India.” Journal for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 5 (3): 426 – 438
  • Portney, K., Garcia M., Islam S. “A Question Driven Socio-Hydrological Modeling Process,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, forthcoming.
  • Portney, K. “The Impact of Local Environmental Advocacy Groups on City Sustainability Policies and Programs,” Policy Studies Journal, forthcoming.
  • Portney, K. “Sustainability”. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, monograph to be published in the MIT Press “Essential Knowledge” Series.
  • Jepson, W. and C. Brannstrom “Techno-nature and the scaling of water governance” in E. Norman, C. Cook, and A. Cohen (eds) Negotiating Scale in Water Governance. London: Ashgate Publications
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. and Travis E. Whisenant. “Water Utility Executive Leadership, Part 3: What Our CEOs Do,”Journal of the American Water Works Association 107(1): 71-80
  • Vanderwalle, E. and W. Jepson “Mediating water governance: Point-of-use water filtration devices for low-income communities on the US-Mexico border” GEO: Geography and Environment 2: 107-121. DOI: 10.1002/geo.2


  • Davis, Jon P. and Teodoro, Manuel P. “Financial Capability and Affordability,” in Water and Wastewater Financing and Pricing, Fourth Edition, ed. by George Raftelis. New York: Taylor & Francis (p. 443-465)
  • Eckstein, G. and Bouno, R. “Minute 319: A Cooperative Approach to Mexico-U.S. Hydro-Relations on the Colorado River,” Water International, Vol. 39(3), pp. 263–276
  • Eckstein, G. and Sindico, F. “The Law of Transboundary Aquifers: Many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still,” Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, Vol. 23(1), pp. 32-42 (2014)
  • O’Reilly, K. “Praxis: Changing world, changing self.” Third World Quarterly 35 (3): 510-512
  • O’Reilly, K. “Resolving a Gendered Paradox: Women’s Participation and the NGO boom in north India,” in Theorizing NGOs: States, Feminisms, and Neoliberalism. Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal, eds. Duke University Press. 143-165
  • O’Reilly, K. and Louis, E. “The Toilet Tripod: Understanding successful sanitation in rural India.” Health & Place (29): 43- 51
  • Portney K., Berry J. “Civil Society in the Pursuit of Sustainability in Cities,” in Comparative Political Studies, 47 (3), pp. 395-419.
  • Portney K., Feiock R., Berry J. – “Governing Local Sustainability: Agency Venues and Business Group Access,” in Urban Affairs Review, 50 (2), pp. 157-179.
  • Jepson, Wendy and H. L. Brown “‘If no gasoline, no water’: Privatizing drinking water quality in south Texas colonias” Environment and Planning A 46 (5): 1032-1048
  • Jepson, Wendy “Measuring a ‘no-win’ waterscape: Experience-based scales and classification approaches to measure household water security in colonias on the US-Mexico Border” Geoforum 51: 107-120
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. and Travis E. Whisenant. 2014. “Water Utility Executive Leadership, Part 2: What Our CEOs Think,”Journal of the American Water Works Association 106(4): 55-63
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. “When Professionals Lead: Executive Management, Normative Isomorphism, and Policy Implementation,” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 24(4): 983-1004


  • Eckstein, G. co-authored with Jesse Snyder, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (2013) “Endangered Species in the Oil Patch: Challenges and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry,” Texas A&M Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 379–409
  • Dhanju, R. and K. O’Reilly. “Human Subjects Research and the Ethics of Intervention: Life, Death, and Radical Geography in Practice.” Antipode 45 (3): 513-516
  • Hughes, Adam G. and Manuel P. Teodoro. 2013. “Assessing Professionalism: Street-Level Attitudes and Agency Accreditation,” State & Local Government Review 45(1): 36-45
  • O’Reilly, K and R. Dhanju. “Public taps and Private connections: neoliberal water governance and the re-production of caste distinction in north India.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 39 (3): 373 – 386
  • Portney, K. “Local Sustainability Policies and Programs as Economic Development: Is the New Economic Development Sustainable Development?” in Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 15 (1), pp. 45-62.
  • Portney, K., Berry J. “Sustainability and Interest Group Participation in City Politics,” in “Sustainable Cities” symposium issue of Sustainability, 5, pp. 2077-2097. Open Access.
  • Portney, K. “Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities.” 2nd Edition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. “Moving In, Managing Up: Executive Job Formation and Political Behaviour,” Journal of Public Policy 33(2): 137-164
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. Water Utility Executive Leadership for the 21st Century. Denver: Water Research Foundation
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. and Travis E. Whisenant  “Water Utility Executive Leadership, Part 1: Who Our CEOs Are,” Journal of the American Water Works Association 105(12): 22-30


  • Eckstein, G. “Rethinking Transboundary Ground Water Resources Management: A Local Approach along the Mexico-U.S. Border,” Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Vol. 25(1), pp. 95–128
  • Eckstein, G. co-authored with George William Sherk, Sullivan & Worcester “Alternative Strategies for Addressing the Presence and Effects of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Fresh Water Resources,” Denver Water Law Review, Vol. 15(2), pp. 369-445
  • Hilderbrand, Mary E. “La política pública del proceso de reforma gubernamental en México” (“The Public Policy of Government Reform in Mexico”), introductory chapter (with Valverde Loya) in ¿Transformación, lo mismo de siempre, o progreso lento y con tropiezos? Reformas recientes al Sector Público en México, 2012.
  • Hilderbrand, Mary E. ¿Transformación, lo mismo de siempre, o progreso lento y con tropiezos? Reformas recientes al Sector Público en México (Transformation, Business as Usual, or Slow Fitful Progress? Recent Public Sector Reforms in Mexico), edited book (with Miguel Angel Valverde Loya), Mexico City: Miguel Angel Porrua
  • Jepson, W. “Claiming water, claiming space: Contested legal geographies of water in south Texas” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(3): 614-631
  • O’Reilly, K. and Dhanju R. (2012) “Hybrid drinking water governance: Community participation and ongoing neoliberal reforms in rural Rajasthan, India.” Geoforum 43:623–633
  • Teodoro, Manuel P. and Hughes, Adam G.  “Socializer or Signal? How Agency Accreditation Affects Organizational Culture,” Public Administration Review 72(4): 583-591