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Associate Professor Juliet Willetts

Juliet Willetts

Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures

BSc (Syd), BE (Hons) (Syd), PhD (UNSW)

Email: Juliet.Willetts@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 4950
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Biography

Associate Professor Juliet Willetts joined ISF/UTS in January 2002 and specialises in transdisciplinary research to influence policy and practice in international development. Juliet is a recognised expert in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector, as well as making strong contributions to gender equality, civil society role in development, monitoring, evaluation and development effectiveness more broadly.  Juliet was recognised by a UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Human Rights and Social Justice Award (2012) and as a finalist for the UTS Chancellor’s Medal for Exceptional Research (2012). Juliet undertook her PhD at University of NSW in Environmental Engineering, and more recently her work focuses on social, political and institutional dimensions of change.
Juliet has been active in the international development sector since 1995, developing evidence to underpin improved approaches to aid and development. Her work includes independent research, evaluation and consultancy for AusAID and other bilateral and multilateral agencies, and significant collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs). She is on the Steering Committee of the ACFID-Universities Network (a collaboration across academic and civil society organisations) and a founding member of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Reference group (a community of practice of NGOs, academic institutions and water industry) who engage on matters of policy and practice. She is also a member of several AusAID expert panels including infrastructure, gender support and gender training panels. She has led three major research grants and undertaken more than 40 research consultancy projects. She is co-author of 6 book chapters, 34 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, 28 other conference publications and more than 50 industry research reports, public publications and guidance materials.
Juliet leads ISF’s work in international development, and is currently leading a large-scale AusAID funded research grant on civil society engagement with private and social enterprise towards better water and sanitation services for the poor. She supervises several doctoral students focused on innovation in international development, including development effectiveness, social sustainability and social accountability approaches.

Areas of expertise


  • Participatory development, collaborative social research, adult learning and process facilitation


  • Innovation in monitoring and evaluation, development effectiveness and the role of learning in development aid


  • Social justice, poverty and gender


  • Sustainable urban water management in developing countries including distributed and ecological approaches


  • Theory and practice in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary sustainability research


Research

Research areas
  • International Development
  • Water and sanitation

Publications

Project reports

Fletcher, S.M., Rumsey, M., Thiessen, J., Gero, A., Kuruppu, N., Buchan, J., Daly, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2013, 'Disaster response systems in the Pacific: Policy Brief', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-4.
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Fletcher, S.M., Rumsey, M., Thiessen, J., Gero, A., Kuruppu, N., Buchan, J., Daly, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2013, 'Disaster response systems in the Pacific: Policy Brief for Regional Organisations', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-4.
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Fletcher, S.M., Gero, A., Thiessen, J., Willetts, J.R., Rumsey, M., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Kuruppu, N. 2013, 'Understanding the Pacific's adaptive capacity to emergencies in the context of climate change: Country Report - Fiji', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-35.
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Fletcher, S.M., Gero, A., Thiessen, J., Willetts, J.R., Rumsey, M., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Kuruppu, N. 2013, 'Understanding the Pacific's adaptive capacity to emergencies in the context of climate change: Country Report - Samoa', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-30.
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Fletcher, S.M., Gero, A., Thiessen, J., Willetts, J.R., Rumsey, M., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Kuruppu, N. 2013, 'Understanding the Pacific's adaptive capacity to emergencies in the context of climate change: Country Report- Samoa', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, pp. 1-30.
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Gero, A., Fletcher, S.M., Rumsey, M., Thiessen, J., Kuruppu, N., Buchan, J., Daly, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2013, 'Disaster response systems in the Pacific: Policy Brief for Pacific Island Countries', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)], Institute for Sustainable Furtures and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-4.
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Gero, A., Fletcher, S.M., Thiessen, J., Willetts, J.R., Rumsey, M., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Kuruppu, N. 2013, 'Understanding the Pacific's adaptive capacity to emergencies in the context of climate change: Country Report - Vanuatu', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) and], Institute for Sustainable Futures, and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-36.
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Gero, A., Fletcher, S.M., Thiessen, J., Willetts, J.R., Rumsey, M., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Kuruppu, N. 2013, 'Understanding the Pacific's adaptive capacity to emergencies in the context of climate change: Country Report- Cook Islands', [prepared for National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)], National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Australia, pp. 1-33.
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Willetts, J.R. 2013, 'Supporting the poor to access sanitation in Bokeo Province, Laos', [prepared for Plan Laos and Plan Australia], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-27.
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Carrard, N.R., Paddon, M., Willetts, J.R. & Moore, D.D. 2012, 'Poverty dimensions of water and sanitation services and climate vulnerability in Can Tho City', [prepared for CSIRO], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-42.
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Fletcher, S.M., Gero, A., Rumsey, M., Willetts, J.R., Daly, J., Buchan, J., Kuruppu, N. & Thiessen, J. 2012, 'Review of Australia's Overseas Disaster and Emergency Response', [prepared for NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)], WHO Collaborating Centre and the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-30.
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Gero, A., Willetts, J.R., Daly, J., Buchan, J., Rumsey, M., Fletcher, S.M. & Kuruppu, N. 2012, 'Background Review: Disaster Response System of Four Pacific Island Countries', [prepared for NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)], Institute for Sustainable Futures and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-66.
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Gero, A., Willetts, J.R., Daly, J., Buchan, J., Rumsey, M., Fletcher, S.M. & Kuruppu, N. 2012, 'Projected climate change impacts in the Pacific: A summary', [prepared for NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)], Institute for Sustainable Futures and WHO Collaborating Centre, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-22.
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Willetts, J.R. 2012, 'A service delivery approach for rural water supply in Timor-Leste: Institutional options and strategy', [prepared for BESIK (Timor-Leste Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-49.
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Willetts, J.R., Bailey, B. & Crawford, P.W. 2012, 'Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund - Independent completion review', [prepared for AusAID], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-93.
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Willetts, J.R., Bailey, B. & Crawford, P.W. 2011, 'Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund - Independent progress report', [prepared for AusAID], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-40.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Asker, S.A. 2011, 'Exploring processes for participation and accountability: A learning paper', [prepared for Solomon Islands NGO Partnership Agreement (SINPA)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-25.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Asker, S.A. 2011, 'Exploring SINPA's strengths-based practice: A learning paper', [prepared for Solomon Islands NGO Partnership Agreement (SINPA)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-27.
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Willetts, J.R. & Wicken, J. 2011, 'WASH Conference 2011 Report', [prepared for AusAID, WaterAid Australia, International WaterCentre, ISF, AWA], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-17.
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Halcrow, G., Rowland, C., Willetts, J.R., Crawford, J. & Carrard, N.R. 2010, 'Working effectively with women and men in water, sanitation and hygiene programs: Learnings from research on gender outcomes from rural water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Vanuatu and Fiji', [prepared for AusAID, World Vision Vanuatu and Live & Learn Environmental Education Fiji (Live & Learn) in Vanuatu and Fiji], International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) and Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-68.
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Kilham, S., Camargo, C. & Willetts, J.R. 2010, 'Biodiesel: Farmers perspectives from Bahia Brazil', [prepared for ETC Foundation], Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-39.
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Turner, A.J., Willetts, J.R., Fane, S.A., Giurco, D., Chong, J., Kazaglis, A. & White, S. 2010, 'Guide to Demand Management and Integrated Resource Planning (update on original 2008 Guide)', [prepared for National Water Commission and the Water Services Association of Australia, Inc.], Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-174.

Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R., Retamal, M.L., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Paddon, M., Do Xuan Thuy, D., Nguyen Hieu Trung, T. & Mitchell, C.A. 2010, 'Cost effectiveness and sustainability of sanitation options: A case study of South Can Tho - Technical Report', Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-49.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R., Retamal, M.L., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Paddon, M., Do Xuan Thuy, D., Nguyen Hieu Trung, T. & Mitchell, C.A. 2010, 'Selecting sanitation options: A case study of South Can Tho - Technical report', [prepared for Can Tho City], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-50.
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Hussain, H., Willetts, J.R. & Carrard, N.R. 2009, 'Knowledge networks in the water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in south east Asia and the Pacific', Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-54.
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Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2009, 'Quality criteria for inter- and trans-disciplinary doctoral research outcomes', [prepared for Australian Learning and Teaching Council], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.
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Herriman, E.J., Willetts, J.R. & Carrard, N.R. 2008, 'UTS new options: Postgraduate program in Leadership for Sustainability and the Environment. Draft course outline', [prepared for University of Technology, Sydney], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney.

Turner, A.J., Willetts, J.R., Fane, S.A., Giurco, D., Kazaglis, A. & White, S. 2008, 'Guide to Demand Management', [prepared for Water Services Association of Australia], Water Services Association of Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-176.
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Willetts, J.R., Pedi, D., Carrard, N.R., Powell, B. & de Lacy, I. 2008, 'NGO partnerships and capacity development in the water sanitation and hygiene sector: Abridged version for public dissemination', [prepared for AusAID], International Water Centre and Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-111.
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Willetts, J.R., Herriman, E.J. & Carrard, N.R. 2008, 'UTS new options: Discussion of market potential. A postgraduate program in Leadership for Sustainability and the Environment', [prepared for University of Technology, Sydney], Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, Australia.

Mitchell, C.A., Fane, S.A., Willetts, J.R., Plant, R.A. & Kazaglis, A. 2007, 'Costing for sustainable outcomes in urban water systems - a guidebook', [prepared for Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS/The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality & Treatment, Sydney, pp. 1-86.
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Mitchell, C.A., Willetts, J.R. & Carrard, N.R. 2007, 'Getting the basics right: Water and sanitation in South East Asia and the Pacific', [prepared for World Vision Australia and WaterAid Australia], World Vision Australia and WaterAid Australia, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-20.
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Paddon, M., Carrard, N.R., Herriman, E.J., Partridge, E.Y. & Willetts, J.R. 2007, 'Developing City Development Strategies (CDS) for Vietnamese cities: a guide to assist city leaders', [prepared for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS and Organizational Capacity Development (OCD), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-138.
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Turner, A.J., Willetts, J.R. & White, S. 2006, 'The International Demand Management Framework Stage 1', [prepared for Canal de Isabel II], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-29.
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Turner, A.J., Willetts, J.R. & White, S. 2006, 'The International Demand Management Framework Stage 1, Benchmarking CYII (Draft Report)', [prepared for Canal de Isabel II], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney.

Etnier, C., Willetts, J.R., Fane, S.A., Mitchell, C.A. & Johnstone, S. 2005, 'Decentralized wastewater system reliability analysis handbook (Project No. WU-HT-03-57)', [prepared for National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project, Washington University, St. Louis, MO], Stone Environmental, Inc., Vermont, USA, pp. 1-181.
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Willetts, J.R. 2004, 'Most Significant Change pilot project: evaluation report', [prepared for ADRA Laos], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia.
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Cheney, H.E., Willetts, J.R. & Wilson, E. 2003, 'The practice of flexible practice: discussion paper', [prepared for Royal Australian College of General Practitioners], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, pp. 1-11.
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Willetts, J.R., Cheney, H.E. & Wilson, E. 2003, 'Working from home: a solution to the employment of rural medical spouses? Discussion paper', [prepared for Royal Australian College of General Practitioners], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-6.
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Conference papers

Gero, A., Fletcher, S.M., Rumsey, M., Thiessen, J., Kuruppu, N., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2013, 'Disaster response and adaptive capacity in the Pacific', Climate Adaptation 2013: Knowledge + Partnerships, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) National Conference, Sydney, Australia, June 2013.

Gero, A., Murta, J., Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Leong, L. 2013, 'Incompatible philosophies or complementary roles? Civil society and business engagement in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector', Development Futures: Alternative pathways to end poverty, Fourth ACFID University Network Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, November 2013.

Fletcher, S., Gero, A., Rumsey, M., Willetts, J.R., Daly, J., Buchan, J., Thiessen, J. & Kuruppu, N. 2012, 'Understanding adaptive capacity to emergencies in the Pacific in the context of climate change', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility's (NCCARF's) Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing knowledge to adapt, Melbourne, Australia, June 2012.
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Retamal, M.L., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Willetts, J.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Carrard, N.R. 2011, 'Comparing household water end-use data from Vietnam and Australia: Implications for water and wastewater planning', Efficient '11 - 6th IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water. Water Demand Management: Challenges & Opportunities, Dead Sea, Jordan, March 2011 in Proceedings from Efficient '11 - 6th IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water, ed International Water Association, International Water Association, London, UK, pp. 1-12.

Retamal, M.L., Willetts, J.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Carrard, N.R. 2011, 'Modelling costs for water and sanitation infrastructure: Comparing sanitation options for Can Tho, Vietnam', WEDC International Conference, Loughborough University, UK, July 2011 in Proceedings of the 35th WEDC International Conference, 2011. The Future of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Low-Income Countries: Innovation, adaption and engagement in a changing world, ed Shaw, R., [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC): Loughborough University, Loughborough University, UK, pp. 1-8.
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Willetts, J.R., Crawford, P.W. & Bailey, B. 2011, 'Evaluator-evaluatee: Broadening the engagement', The Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) 2011 International Conference: Evaluation and Influence, Sydney, Australia, August 2011.
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Willetts, J.R., Crawford, P.W. & Bailey, B. 2011, 'Increasing influence through broadening the engagement between evaluator and evaluated', The Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) 2011 International Conference: Evaluation and Influence, Sydney, Australia, August 2011.
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Willetts, J.R., Crawford, P.W. & Winterford, K.H. 2011, 'The place of appreciative approaches in evaluation', The Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) 2011 International Conference: Evaluation and Influence, Sydney, Australia, August 2011.
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Willetts, J.R. 2011, 'Working effectively with women and men to improve the sustainability of WASH Programs (audio of presentation)', WASH 2011 Conference: Towards sustainability in water, sanitation and hygiene, Brisbane, Australia, May 2011.
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Willetts, J.R. 2011, 'Working effectively with women and men to improve the sustainability of WASH Programs (slide presentation)', WASH 2011 Conference: Towards sustainability in water, sanitation and hygiene, Brisbane, Australia, May 2011.
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Kilham, S. & Willetts, J.R. 2010, 'Transdisciplinary Research: a new opportunity for understanding Timor-Leste', Timor-Leste Studies Association's Understanding Timor-Leste: A Research Conference, Dili, Timor-Leste, July 2009 in Understanding Timor-Leste, ed Leach, M., Mendes, N.C., da Silva, A.B., da Costa Ximenes, A. and Boughton, B., [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Swinburne Press, Hawthorn, UK, pp. 335-340.
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Mitchell, C.A., Abeysuriya, K.R., Willetts, J.R. & Fam, D.M. 2010, 'Enabling decentralized urban sewage infrastructure by facilitating successful organisations to provide long-term management', Cities of the Future 2010, Marriott Hotel, Boston, USA, March 2010 in Cities of The Future 2010, ed IWA, IWA, Boston, USA.

Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R., Retamal, M.L., Mitchell, C.A., Nguyen, H., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam, & Paddon, M. 2010, 'Cost-effectiveness analysis as a methodology to compare sanitation options in peri-urban Can Tho, Vietnam', IRC WASH Cost Symposium, Den Haag, Netherlands, November 2010 in Pumps, Pipes and Promises. Costs, Finances and Accountability for Sustainable WASH Services. A collection of papers from the IRC Symposium 2010., ed IRC, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], IRC (International Water and Sanitation Centre), Netherlands, pp. 144-159.
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Willetts, J.R. & Carrard, N.R. 2010, 'Decision making for sustainable infrastructure in the context of rapid urbanisation: A case study of Can Tho, Vietnam', Advancing a sustainable future: strategies for cross-disciplinary practice around the Indian Ocea, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, March 2010.
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Herriman, E.J., Willetts, J.R. & Carrard, N.R. 2009, 'Engaging with sustainability in higher education in Australia', 5th World Congress of Environmental Education, "The Earth, our common home", Montreal, Canada, September 2009 in Presentation to the 5th World Congress of Environmental Education, "The Earth, our common home", ed Jickling, B., Sauv, L., Litzler, R. and Garner, G., Secretariat of the World Environmental Education Congresses, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1-6.
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Mitchell, C.A., Abeysuriya, K.R., Willetts, J.R. & Macrellis, A. 2009, 'New 'How to' guidance for successful responsible management entities', National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) 18th Annual Technical Education Conference and Exposition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, April 2009.
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Willetts, J.R., Halcrow, G., Carrard, N.R., Rowland, C. & Crawford, J. 2009, 'Two MDG's for the price of one: Gender in Pacific WASH initiatives', MDG Conference 2009. 'Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Old Problems, New Challenges', La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, November 2009.
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Willetts, J.R. & Wicken, J. 2009, 'Using multiple points of leverage: Engendering action on water and sanitation', MDG Conference 2009. 'Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Old Problems, New Challenges', La Trobe University, Melbourne, November 2009 in Proceedings of the MDG Conference 2009. 'Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Old Problems, New Challenges', [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Australian Council for International Development and La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
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Carrard, N.R., Willetts, J.R., Pedi, D. & Powell, B. 2008, 'NGO engagement in the sanitation sector: opportunities to maximise benefits', Sanitation Options in the Asia-Pacific, Hanoi, November 2008.

Fam, D.M., Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2008, 'The co-evolution of technology and society: a retrospective analysis of the development of Sydney's sewer system', Postgraduate Research Students Conference, UTS, Sydney, October 2008 in 10th Annual Postgraduate Research Students Conference, University Graduate School, University of Technology Sydney.

McKibbin, J.L., Willetts, J.R., Hagare, P. & White, K. 2008, 'Valuing sustainable sanitation: the economic assessment of alternative sanitation programs', Coimbatore, India, February 2008 in 8th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS) and 2nd IWA Specialized Conference on Decentralised Water and Wastewater International Network (DEWSIN), ed IWA, IWA, India, pp. 1-4.
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Mitchell, C.A., Retamal, M.L., Fane, S.A., Willetts, J.R. & Davis, C. 2008, 'Decentralised water systems - creating conducive institutional arrangements (paper)', Enviro 08 Australasia's Environmental & Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, May 2008 in Enviro 08 Australasia's Environmental & Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, ed Specking, M., Auatralian Water Association and Waste Management Association of Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-9.
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Mitchell, C.A., Retamal, M.L., Fane, S.A., Willetts, J.R. & Davis, C. 2008, 'Decentralised water systems - creating conducive institutional arrangements (slides)', Enviro 08 Australasia's Environmental & Sustainability Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, May 2008.
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Mitchell, C.A., Abeysuriya, K.R. & Willetts, J.R. 2008, 'Institutional arrangements for onsite and decentralised systems: needs and opportunities for key players in the field of distributed wastewater management', Onsite and Decentralised Sewerage and Recycling Conference, Benalla, Victoria, October 2008 in Proceedings of Onsite and Decentralised Sewerage & recycling Conference Comming Clean: Sustainable Backyards and Beyond!, ed West, S., Whitehead, J. & Devellerez, Pl, Australian Water Association, Benalla, Victoria, pp. 150-157.
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Turner, A.J., Willetts, J.R. & White, S. 2008, 'Integrated resource planning: how do we know if our water planning and management is best practice? (paper)', 3rd National Water Efficiency Conference, Surfers Paradise, Australia, March 2008 in Conference Proceedings & Participant List, AWA, Sydney.
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Palmer, J.M., Smith, T., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Creativity, ethics and transformation: key factors in a transdisciplinary application of systems methodology to resolving wicked problems in sustainability', Annual Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, December 2007 in Systemic Development: Local Solutions in a Global Environment, ed Sheffield, J. and Fielden, K., ISCE Publishing, Arizona, USA, pp. 1-10.
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Smith, T., Stephens, A., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'A systemic framework for intervening in a current, local sustainability issue - Traveston crossing dam', Conference of the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Noosa, QLD, July 2008 in Conference of the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, ed Smith, T., Stephens, A., Willetts J. and Mitchell, C., Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, www.anzsee.org.
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Smith, T., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Implications of the synergies between systems theory and permaculture for learning about and acting towards sustainability', Conference of the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Noosa, Queensland, Australia, July 2007 in 2007 ANZSEE Conference. Re-inventing Sustainability: A Climate for Change, ed Proctor, W., Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics, pp. 1-29.
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Turner, A.J., Willetts, J.R., White, S. & Gonzalez, F.C. 2007, 'The International Demand Management Framework: outcomes of Stage 1', IWA Efficient 2007, Jeju island, Korea, May 2007 in 4th IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Urban Water Supply: Proceedings 1, IWA Specialist Group: Efficient Operation and Management, Seoul, Korea, pp. 421-423.

Willetts, J.R., Crawford, P.W. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Learning about learning: critical to improving development outcomes', Measuring Effectiveness Conference 2007: Communities and Development, Melbourne, Australia, September 2007 in Measuring Effectiveness Conference 2007: Communities and Development, Melbourne, Australia.
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Willetts, J.R., Fane, S.A. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Making decentralised systems viable: a guide to managing decentralised assets and risks', International Water Association (IWA) Advanced Sanitation Conference, Aachen, Germany, March 2007 in International Water Association (IWA) Advanced Sanitation Conference, Aachen, Germany.
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Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Transdisciplinarity as a source of insights for sustainable sanitation', International Water Association (IWA) Advanced Sanitation Conference, Aachen, Germany, March 2007 in International Water Association (IWA) Advanced Sanitation Conference, Aachen, Germany.
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Willetts, J.R. 2007, 'Transdisciplinary teaching and learning for sustainability in the tertiary sector', Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Conference 2007: 7th Australian Conference of Sustainable Tertiary Education, Australia, October 2007.
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Abeysuriya, K.R., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2006, 'Kuhn on sanitation: dignity, health and wealth for the children of the revolution', New Dehli, India, December 2006 in Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics: Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-being, The International Society for Ecological Economics and The Indian Society for Ecological Economics, New Dehli, India, pp. 1-23.

Cheney, H.E. & Willetts, J.R. 2006, 'Collaborative validation of qualitative evaluation', ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, December 2006 in Proceedings of the 2006 ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, ed Heath, J. and Hennessy, C., Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research, Inc. (ACSPRI), Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-1.
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Herriman, E.J., Willetts, J.R. & Partridge, E.Y. 2006, 'Learning together for sustainability: the value of group based peer learning', ANZSYS Conference, Sustaining Our Social and Natural Capital, Katoomba, Australia, December 2006 in Proceedings of the 12th ANZSYS Conference, Sustaining Our Social and Natural Capital, ed Attwater R, Merson J, ANZSYS, Katoomba, Australia, pp. 406-420.
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Smith, T., Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2006, 'An Ecological Framework for Sustainable Communities:Exploring the Possibilities and Limitations', Second International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hanoi, Vietnam, January 2006 in 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, ed n/a, Common Ground Publishing, Australia.

Smith, T., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2006, 'Permaculture as a systems ecology approach to enhancing well-being and ecosystems services: aligning practice, theory and outcomes', Ninth Biennial Conference of International Society for Ecological Economics on Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-being, New Delhi, India, December 2006 in Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Conference of International Society for Ecological Economics on Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-being, ed Ms Tanzi Smith, Dr Juliet Willetts, A/Prof Cynthia Alison Mitchell, International Society of Ecological Economics, ISEE.

Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2006, 'Learning to be a transdisciplinary researcher: a community of practice approach', ANZSYS Conference, Sustaining Our Social and Natural Capital,, Katoomba, Australia, December 2006 in Proceedings of the 12th ANZSYS Conference, Sustaining Our Social and Natural Capital, ed Attwater R, ANZSYS, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8.
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Abeysuriya, K.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2005, 'Cost recovery for urban sanitation in Asian countries: insurmountable barrier or opportunity for sustainability?', Ecological Economics in Action, Palmerston North, NZ, December 2005 in Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceedings, ed NA, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Palmerston North, NZ, pp. 17-29.
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Nelson, C., Willetts, J.R. & Bryce, P. 2005, 'Transdisciplinarity and development research: new ways of thinking about development', AEGIS Conference, SOAS, London, UK, June 2005.

Nelson, C., Willetts, J.R. & Bryce, P. 2005, 'Transdisciplinary research and Mozambique: finding a new pathway to old problems', AFSAAP Conference, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, November 2005.
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Willetts, J.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Fane, S.A. 2005, 'Ideas and tools to shape long-term management and investment in decentralised wastewater infrastructure', Onsite 05: Performance Assessment for On-site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring, University of New England, Armidale, September 2005 in Performance Assessment for On-site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring - Proceedings of On-site '05 Conference., ed R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones, Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale, NSW.
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Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2005, 'What does "best practice" mean for managing on-site systems?', Onsite 05: Performance Assessment for On-site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring, Armidale, NSW, September 2005 in Onsite 05: Performance Assessment for On-site Systems: Regulation, operation and monitoring Proceeding of On-site '05 Conference., ed R.A. Patterson & M.J. Jones, Lanfax Laboratories, Armidale, NSW.
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Fane, S.A., Willetts, J.R., Abeysuriya, K.R., Mitchell, C.A., Etnier, C. & Johnstone, S. 2004, 'Evaluating reliability and life-cycle cost for decentralised wastewater within the context of asset management', 6th Specialist Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems and 1st International Conference on Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Recycling, Fremantle, Australia, February 2004 in Proceedings of 6th Specialist Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems and 1st International Conference on Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Recycling, ed Matthew, K. and Ho, G., IWA, Fremantle, Australia, pp. 1-8.
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Journal articles

Gero, A., Fletcher, S.M., Rumsey, M., Thiessen, J., Kuruppu, N., Buchan, J., Daly, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2014, 'Disasters and climate change in the Pacific: Adaptive capacity of humanitarian response organisations', Climate and Development, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 1.

Rumsey, M., Fletcher, S.M., Thiessen, J., Gero, A., Kuruppu, N., Daly, J., Buchan, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2014, 'A qualitative examination of the health workforce needs during climate change disaster response in Pacific Island Countries', Human Resources for Health, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 2-20.

Abeysuriya, K.R., Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2013, 'Decentralised and distributed systems: What will it take to make them a sustainable option for urban sanitation in the 21st Century?', Water21, vol. June, pp. 42-44.
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Fletcher, S.M., Thiessen, J., Gero, A., Kuruppu, N., Rumsey, M. & Willetts, J.R. 2013, 'Traditional Coping Strategies and Disaster Response: Examples from the South Pacific Region', Journal of Environmental and Public Health, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 2013, no. 1, pp. 1-9.
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Willetts, J.R., Paddon, M., Nguyen Dinh Giang Nam,, Nguyen, H. & Carrard, N.R. 2013, 'Sustainability assessment of sanitation options in Vietnam: Planning with the future in mind', Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 262-268.

Carrard, N.R., Willetts, J.R., Mitchell, C.A., Paddon, M. & Retamal, M.L. 2011, 'Selecting sanitation solutions for Peri-urban areas: A case study of Can Tho, Vietnam', Water Practice & Technology, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1-19.
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Hussain, H., Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Khan, F. 2010, 'Knowledge networks and capacity building in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in Southeast Asia and the Pacific', Knowledge Management for Development Journal, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 21-36.

Willetts, J.R., Halcrow, G., Carrard, N.R., Rowland, C. & Crawford, J. 2010, 'Addressing two critical MDGs together: gender in water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives', Pacific Economic Bulletin, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 162-176.
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Carrard, N.R., Pedi, D., Willetts, J.R. & Powell, B. 2009, 'Non-government organisation engagement in the sanitation sector: opportunities to maximise benefits', Water Science And Technology, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 3109-3119.
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Fam, D.M., Mellick-Lopes, A., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2009, 'The challenge of system change: an historical analysis of Sydney's sewer systems', Design Philosophy Papers, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 3/2009, pp. 1-14.
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Willetts, J.R. 2009, 'New fact sheets provide practical guidance on how to become a successful responsible management entity', Onsite Journal, vol. Fall 2009, pp. 8-8.
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Willetts, J.R., Wicken, J. & Swinton, E. 2009, 'The Sanitation and Water Conference 2008, SE ASia and Pacific', Water, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 112-117.
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Abeysuriya, K.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2008, 'Expanding economic perspectives for sustainability in urban water and sanitation', Development, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 23-29.
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Smith, T., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'An integrating framework for sustainable communities: exploring the possibilites and challenges', International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 2, pp. 1-9.
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Willetts, J.R., Fane, S.A. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Making decentralised systems viable: a guide to managing decentralised assets and risks', Water Science and Technology, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 165-173.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2007, 'Meeting the sanitation MDG target in Asia-Pacific - a lost hope or a potential reality?', Water21, vol. 0, no. October, pp. 44-45.
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Willetts, J.R. & Crawford, P.W. 2007, 'The most significant lessons about the most significant change technique', Development in Practice, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 367-379.
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Fane, S.A., Willetts, J.R., Abeysuriya, K.R., Mitchell, C.A., Etnier, C. & Johnstone, S. 2005, 'Decentralised wastewater systems: an asset management approach', Water Asset Management International, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 5-9.
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Cheney, H.E., Willetts, J.R. & Wilson, E. 2004, 'It's more than the money: the relationship between social values and demographic change in sustaining a rural general practitioner workforce', Rural Society, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 256-274.
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Willetts, J.R., Cheney, H.E. & Wilson, E. 2004, 'Case studies of change: Addressing family support needs of rural GPs', Australian family physician, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 548-550.

Cheney, H.E. & Willetts, J.R. 2003, 'Not just for me: researching rural needs through dialogue', New Community Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 13-15.

Books

Gero, A., Fletcher, S.M., Rumsey, M., Thiessen, J., Kuruppu, N., Buchan, J., Daly, J. & Willetts, J.R. 2013, Disaster response and climate change in the Pacific, 1, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney.
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Book chapters

Willetts, J.R., Mitchell, C.A., Abeysuriya, K.R. & Fam, D.M. 2012, 'Creative tensions: negotiating the multiple dimensions of a transdisciplinary doctorate' in Lee, A. and Dnaby, S. (eds), Reshaping Doctoral Education: International Approaches and Pedagogies, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group), London and New York, pp. 128-143.

Abeysuriya, K.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2010, 'Urban sanitation through the lens of Thomas Kuhn' in J.R. McNeill, J.A. Padua and M. Rangarajan (eds), Environmental History: As if Nature Existed, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, pp. 65-84.
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Palmer, J.M., Smith, T., Willetts, J.R. & Mitchell, C.A. 2009, 'Creativity, ethics and transformation: key factors in a transdisciplinary application of systems methodology to resolving wicked problems in sustainability' in Sheffield, J. (eds), Systemic Development: Local solutions in a global environment, ISCE Publishing, USA, pp. 69-77.
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Willetts, J.R., Carrard, N.R. & Herriman, E.J. 2009, 'Transdisciplinarity: realising its potential to support effective postgraduate sustainability teaching and learning' in Leal Filho, W. (eds), Sustainability at Universities - Opportunities, Challenges and Trends, [prepared for As an author, I agree that a digital copy of this output may be placed in UTSiResearch, UTS' institutional repository.], Peter Lang, Germany, pp. 299-312.
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Abeysuriya, K.R., Mitchell, C.A. & Willetts, J.R. 2007, 'Cost recovery for urban sanitation in Asian countries: insurmountable barrier or opportunity for sustainability?' in P. Nair (ed), Urban Public Services: A Development Perspective, The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) University Press, Hyderabad, India, pp. 312-332.

Willetts, J.R., Cheney, H.E. & Crawford, P.W. 2007, 'Defining and Refining Effectiveness: Applying Narrative and Dialogue Methods in Aid Monitoring and Evaluation' in Andre M.N. Renzaho (Deakin University) (ed), Measuring Effectiveness in Humanitarian and Development Aid: Conceptual Frameworks, Principles and Practice, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 51-68.
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In press

Gero, A., Carrard, N.R., Murta, J., Willetts, J.R. 2014, 'Private and social enterprise roles in WASH for the poor: A systematic review', Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, IWA Publishing, United Kingdom.
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