Adam Loch

Associate Professor Adam Loch

Associate Professor

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Adam Loch is an Associate Professor and former ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Prior to moving to South Australia Adam spent 10 years on his family's farm in Queensland and currently researches topics such as risk and ambiguity, irrigator decision-making, water markets and institutional reform, transaction costs, and reallocation policy/program effectiveness.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Bond University, a Master of Marketing (M.Mkt) from Griffith University, a Master of Business (M.Bus) from Central Queensland University and a Ph.D from UniSA. He has held and led several large-scale projects both in Australia and overseas which have focused on farming systems, public policy advice and strategic planning, economic analysis, and institutional reform. These projects have required a wide range of analytical techniques including survey design and delivery, econometric analysis tools, modeling assessments, transaction cost accounting, the design and conduct of interviews and focus groups, and scenario and fore-sighting analysis. Adam’s research networks include economic and policy specialists in Spain, Italy, and the UK, engineering, allocation, and hydrology researchers in the US and Chile, and sustainable agriculture and technology public policy experts in South Asia.

I am a collaborative academic by nature and practice, with many examples over the years of working with others to achieve far more than any one of us could alone. My current research interests include:

  • Water markets and governance institutions
  • Agricultural economics
  • Natural resource and environmental economics
  • Irrigator decision-making
  • Transaction costs and their quantification
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Climate change modelling and down-scaled predictors
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Senior Lecturer / ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2015 Early Career Development Fellow University of South Australia
    2012 - 2013 Post-doctoral Research Fellow University of South Australia
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award Executive Dean's Award Faculty of the Professions, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award Business School Top Early Career Researcher Achievement in Research Excellence Award University of South Australia Australia $3000
    2014 Award Top Research Team Achievement in Research Excellence Award University of South Australia Australia $5000
    2013 Award Ian Davey Research Thesis Award University of South Australia Australia $3000
    2013 Scholarship Early Career Travel Award University of South Australia Australia $4500
    2012 Distinction Business School Best Thesis Prize University of South Australia Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2012 University of South Australia Australia Ph.D
    Central Queensland University Australia M.Bus.
    Griffith University Australia M.Mkting
    Bond University Australia B.Comm
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Loch, A., Auricht, C., Adamson, D., & Mateo Peinado, L. (2021). Markets, mis-direction and motives: A factual analysis of hoarding and speculation in southern Murray-Darling Basin water markets. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 65(2), 291-317.
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    2021 Adamson, D., & Loch, A. (2021). Book Review of Dead in the water: A very angry book about our greatest environmental catastrophe. The death of the Murray-Darling Basin, by Richard Beasley. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 760-762.
    2021 Ma'Mun, S. R., Loch, A., & Young, M. D. (2021). Sustainable irrigation in Indonesia: A case study of Southeast Sulawesi Province. Land Use Policy, 111, 105707.
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    2021 Kapoor, A., Griffith, G., & Loch, A. (2021). Adapting blockchain technology in the wine industry to curb counterfeiting. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives, 24, 168-188.
    2021 Palomo, S., Loch, A., & Perez-Blanco, D. (2021). Improving water markets in Spain: Lesson-drawing from the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia. Agricultural Water Management.
    2020 Adamson, D. C., & Loch, A. (2020). Incorporating uncertainty in the economic evaluation of capital investments for water use efficiency. Land Economics.
    2020 Loch, A., Santato, S., Perez-Blanco, D., & Mysiak, J. (2020). Measuring the transaction costs of historical shifts to informal drought management institutions in Italy. Water, 12(7), 1866-1-1866-19.
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    2020 Loch, A., Perez-Blanco, D., Carmody, E., Felbab-Brown, V., Adamson, D., & Seidl, C. (2020). Grand theft water and the calculus of compliance. Nature Sustainability, 3(12), 1-7.
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    2020 Ma'Mun, S. R., Loch, A., & Young, M. (2020). Robust irrigation system institutions: A global comparison. Global Environmental Change, 64, 102128-1-102128-15.
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    2020 Loch, A., Adamson, D., & Auricht, C. (2020). (g)etting to the point: The problem with water risk and uncertainty. Water Resources and Economics, 32, 100154-1-100154-12.
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    2020 Mallaawarachchi, T., Auricht, C., Loch, A., Adamson, D., & John, Q. (2020). Water allocation in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin: managing change under heightened uncertainty. Economic Analysis and Policy, 66, 345-369.
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    2020 Loch, A., Adamson, D., & Dumbrell, N. (2020). The fifth stage in water management: policy lessons for water governance. Water Resources Research, 56(5), 1-17.
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    2019 Mai, T., Mushtaq, S., Loch, A., Reardon-Smith, K., & An-vo, D. (2019). A systems thinking approach to water trade: finding leverage for sustainable development. Land Use Policy, 82, 595-608.
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    2019 Khong, T. D., Loch, A., & Young, M. (2019). Inferred valuation versus conventional contingent valuation: a salinity intrusion case study. Journal of Environmental Management, 243, 95-104.
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    2019 Meempatta, L., Webb, A., Horne, A., Keogh, L., Loch, A., & Stewardson, M. (2019). Reviewing the decision-making behaviour of Irrigators. WIREs. Water, 6(5), e1366-1-e1366-29.
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    2019 Loch, A., & Gregg, D. (2019). Salinity management in the Murray-Darling Basin: a transaction cost study. Water Resources Research, 54(11), 8813-8827.
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    2019 Khong, T. D., Loch, A., & Young, M. (2019). Perceptions and responses to rising salinity intrusion in the Mekong River Delta: what drives a long-term community-based strategy?. Science of the Total Environment, 711, 134759-1-134759-11.
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    2018 Wiebe, K., Zurek, M., Lord, S., Brzezina, N., Gabrielyan, G., Libertini, J., . . . Westhoek, H. (2018). Scenario development and foresight analysis: Exploring options to inform choices. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 43(1), 545-570.
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    2018 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2018). Water torture: unravelling the psychological distress of irrigators in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies, 62, 183-194.
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    2018 Horne, A., O'Donnell, E., Loch, A., Adamson, D., Hart, B., & Freebairn, J. (2018). Environmental water efficiency: Maximizing benefits and minimizing costs of environmental water use and management. WIREs. Water, 5(4), e1285-1-e1285-10.
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    2018 Nguyen-ky, T., Mushtaq, S., Loch, A., Reardon-Smith, K., An-Vo, D., Ngo-Cong, D., & Tran-Cong, T. (2018). Predicting water allocation trade prices using a hybrid Artificial Neural Network-Bayesian modelling approach. Journal of Hydrology, 567, 781-791.
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    2018 Loch, A., Wheeler, S., & Settre, C. (2018). Private transaction costs of water trade in the Murray-Darling Basin. Ecological Economics, 146, 560-573.
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    2018 Khong, T.D.., Young, M. D.., Loch, A., & Thennakoon, J.. (2018). Mekong River Delta farm-household willingness to pay for salinity intrusion risk reduction. Agricultural Water Management, 200, 80-89.
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    2018 Adamson, D., & Loch, A. (2018). Achieving environmental flows where buyback is constrained. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 62(1), 83-102.
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    2018 Bogomolova, S., Loch, A., Lockshin, L., & Buckley, J. (2018). Consumer factors associated with purchasing local versus global value chain foods. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 33(1), 33-46.
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    2017 HUANG, Z., Loch, A., Findlay, C., & WANG, J. (2017). Adoption of HPAI biosecurity measures: the Chinese broiler industry. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 16(1), 181-189.
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    2017 Zeying, H., Loch, A., Findlay, C., & Jimin, W. (2017). HPAI impacts on Chinese chicken meat supply and demand. World's Poultry Science Journal, 73(3), 543-558.
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    2017 Wheeler, S., Loch, A., Crase, L., Young, M., & Grafton, R. (2017). Developing a water market readiness assessment framework. Journal of Hydrology, 552, 807-820.
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    2017 Bayer, R., & Loch, A. (2017). Experimental evidence on the relative efficiency of forward contracting and tradable entitlements in water markets. Water Resources and Economics, 20, 1-15.
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    2017 Gomez, C., Pérez-Blanco, C., Adamson, D., & Loch, A. (2017). Managing water scarcity at a river basin scale with economic instruments. Water Economics and Policy, 3(4), 1-31.
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    2017 Adamson, D., loch, A., & Schwabe, K. (2017). Adaptation responses to increasing drought frequency. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 61(3), 1-19.
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    2016 Loch, A., Boxall, P., & Wheeler, S. (2016). Using proportional modeling to evaluate irrigator preferences for market-based water reallocation. Agricultural Economics, 47(4), 387-398.
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    2016 Loch, A. (2016). The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS, 60(2), E3-E4.
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    2015 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2015). Watering the farm: comparing organic and conventional irrigation water use in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Ecological Economics, 112, 78-85.
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    2015 Reardon-Smith, K., Mushtaq, S., Farley, H., Cliffe, N., Stone, R., Ostini, J., . . . Lindesay, J. (2015). Virtual discussions to support climate risk decision making on farms. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 17(2), 7-1-7-21.
    2015 Loch, A., & Adamson, D. (2015). Drought and the rebound effect: a Murray-Darling Basin example. Natural Hazards, 79(3), 1429-1449.
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    2014 Adamson, D., & Loch, A. (2014). Possible negative feedbacks from 'gold-plating' irrigation infrastructure. Agricultural Water Management, 145, 134-144.
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    2014 Loch, A., Adamson, D., & Mallawaarachchi, T. (2014). Role of hydrology and economics in water management policy under increasing uncertainty. Journal of Hydrology, 518(Part A), 5-16.
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    2014 Reardon-Smith, K., Farley, H., Cliffe, N., Mushtaq, S., Stone, R., Doyle, J., . . . Lindesay, J. (2014). The development of virtual world tools to enhance learning and real world decision making in the Australian sugar farming industry. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 7(3), 17-23.
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    2014 Loch, A., Wheeler, S., Boxall, P., Hatton-Macdonald, D., Adamowicz, W. L., & Bjornlund, H. (2014). Irrigator preferences for water recovery budget expenditure in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Land Use Policy, 36, 396-404.
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    2014 Wheeler, S., Loch, A., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2014). Reviewing the adoption and impact of water markets in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia. Journal of Hydrology, 518(PA), 28-41.
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    2013 Wheeler, S., Garrick, D., Loch, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2013). Evaluating water market products to acquire water for the environment in Australia. Land Use Policy, 30(1), 427-436.
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    2013 Connor, J. D., Franklin, B., Loch, A., Kirby, M., & Wheeler, S. A. (2013). Trading water to improve environmental flow outcomes. Water Resources Research, 49(7), 4265-4276.
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    2012 Loch, A., Bjornlund, H., Wheeler, S., & Connor, J. (2012). Allocation trade in Australia: a qualitative understanding of irrigator motives and behaviour. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 56(1), 42-60.
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    2011 Loch, A., Bjornlund, H., & McIver, R. (2011). Achieving targeted environmental flows: alternative allocation and trading models under scarce supply-lessons from the Australian reform process. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29(4), 745-760.
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    2010 Loch, A., Bjornlund, H., & Kuehne, G. (2010). Water trade alternatives in the face of climate change. Management of Environmental Quality, 21(2), 226-236.
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    2010 Loch, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2010). Conflict, cooperation and institutions in international water management: an economic analysis. LAND USE POLICY, 27(2), 680-681.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2013 Loch, A., Wheeler, S. A., Bjornlund, H., Beecham, S., Edwards, J., Zuo, A., & Shanahan, M. (2013). The role of water markets in climate change adaptation. Gold Coast, Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
    2010 Kuehne, G., Bjornlund, H., & Loch, A. (2010). Non-profit decision drivers for Victorian farmers during a time of drought. Canberra: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Khong, T. D., & Loch, A. (2021). Evaluation of Sustainable Rice Farming Systems in the Mekong River Delta. In The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies (pp. 1-23). Springer International Publishing.
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    2021 Wheeler, S. (2021). Water Markets. Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    2021 Adamson, D., Auricht, C., & Loch, A. (2021). The Golden Gift of Groundwater in Australia’s MDB. In UNESCO, & UNESCRO i_WSSM (Eds.), The Role of Sound Groundwater Resources Management and Governance to Achieve Water Security (Series III). Global Water Security Issues (GWSI) Series – No.3. (pp. 133-149). UNESCO Publishing.
    2021 Khong, T. D., Loch, A., & Huynh, D. X. T. (2021). Public awareness of and participation in municipal solid waste management in urban areas of the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam. In R. C. Brears (Ed.), " The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures. Netherlands: Springer Nature.
    2020 Mallawaarachchi, T., Tessema, Y., Loch, A., & Asafu-Adjaye, J. (2020). Economic assessment of no-till farming systems. In Y. Dang, R. Dalal, & N. Menzies (Eds.), No-till Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 357-375). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
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    2018 Pérez-Blanco, C., Adamson, D., & Loch, A. (2018). Economic Resilience. In S. Fuchs, & T. Thaler (Eds.), Vulnerability and Resilience to Natural Hazards (pp. 214-236). Online: Cambridge University Press.
    2018 Loch, A., Perez-Blanco, C., Rey, D., O'Donnell, E., & Adamson, D. (2018). Regulatory and economic instruments: a useful partnership to achieve collective objectives?. In C. Holley, & D. Sinclair (Eds.), Reforming water law and governance from stagnation to innovation in Australia (pp. 123-139). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.
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    2016 Palomo-Hierro, S., Settre, C., Loch, A., & Wheeler, S. (2016). Mercados de agua en Australia y California. Qué podemos aprender de ellos?. In J. Gomez-Limon, & J. Calatrava (Eds.), Los mercados de agua en Espana: presente y perspectivas (1 ed., pp. 315-342). Spain: Cajamar.
    2015 Loch, A., Wheeler, S., & Adamson, D. (2015). People versus place in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin: balancing economic, social ecosystem and community outcomes. In V. Squires, H. Milner, & K. Daniell (Eds.), River basin management in the twenty-first century: understanding people and place (pp. 275-303). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
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    2015 Wheeler, S., Loch, A., & Edwards, J. (2015). The role of water markets in helping irrigators adapt to water scarcity in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. In J. Palutikof, S. Boulter, J. Barnett, & D. Rissik (Eds.), Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (Vol. 9781118845011, 1 ed., pp. 166-174). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell.
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    2015 Wheeler, S., Bark, R., Loch, A., & Connor, J. (2015). Agricultural water management. In A. Dinar, & K. Schwabe (Eds.), Handbook of Water Economics (pp. 71-86). Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
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    2014 Loch, A. (2014). Resilience in rural irrigation communities: requisite or redundant?. In M. Giannino (Ed.), Water management: Sustainable strategies, challenges and potential impacts on irrigation (pp. 225-248). New York: Nova Publishers.
    2014 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., & Loch, A. (2014). Water trading in Australia: tracing its' development and impact over the past three decades. In K. Easter, & Q. Huang (Eds.), Water markets for the 21st century: what have we learned? (Vol. 11, pp. 179-202). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.
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    2012 Loch, A., & McIver, R. (2012). The Murray-Darling Basin Plan and public policy failure: A transaction cost analysis approach. In H. Bjornlund, C. Brebbia, & S. Wheeler (Eds.), Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage IV: Management, Technologies and Policies (Vol. 168, pp. 481-494). Southampton UK: WIT Press.
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    2010 Loch, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2010). Trade influences in Australia's allocation market: Can allocations provide environmental water?. In C. A. Brebbia, A. M. Marinov, & H. Bjornlund (Eds.), Unknown Book (Vol. 134, pp. 227-239). WIT PRESS.
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    2006 Rolfe, J., Loch, A., & Bennett, J. (2006). Testing Benefit Transfer with Water Resources in Central Queensland. In J. Rolfe, & J. Bennett (Eds.), Choice Modelling and the Transfer of Environmental Values (pp. 112-135). Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2013 Farley, H., Reardon-Smith, K., Mushtaq, S., Cliffe, N., Lindesay, J., & Loch, A. (2013). Extending extension: virtual shed meetings in a digital age. In Digital Rural Futures Conference Proceedings. Armidale, NSW.
    2012 Connor, J., Loch, A., Franklin, B., Wheeler, S. A., & Kirby, M. (2012). Adapting to climate change through trade of environmental water. In National Climate Change Adaptation Research Foundation Conference: Climate Adaptation in Action. Melbourne.
    2012 Connor, J., Loch, A., Franklin, B., Wheeler S.A.., & Kirby, M. (2012). An economic assessment of trade constraints on environmental flow applications in the Murrumbidgee catchment. In Water and Climate: Practical Solutions to Climate Change Proceedings. Canberra.
    2011 Loch, A. (2011). Modelling water allocation volume trade decisions using alternative sample-selection techniques. In PhD Conference in Economics and Business proceedings booklet. University of Queensland, Brisbane.
    2011 Loch, A., Wheeler, S. A., & Garrick, D. (2011). Restructuring the balance: Using temporary trade to supplement water availability for environmental flows in the Murray-Darling Basin. In SymposiumSA Conference booklet. Adelaide, SA.
    2010 Loch, A. (2010). Regulatory impacts on water trade: case study insights from Australian water markets. In SymposiumSA Conference booklet. Adelaide, SA.
    2010 Loch, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2010). Trade influences in Australia’s allocation market: can allocations provide environmental water?. In III Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies proceedings booklet. Bucharest Romania.
    2001 Loch, A. J., Rolfe, J., Windle, J., & Bennett, J. (2001). Irrigation Development in the Fitzroy Basin - Assessing the Environmental Trade-Offs. In SSRN Electronic Journal. Elsevier BV.
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    Loch, A. J., Bjornlund, H., & Kuehne, G. (n.d.). Purchasing Water to Create Sustainable Systems: Where Does this Leave the Regulatory Approach?. In SSRN Electronic Journal. Elsevier BV.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Seidl, C., Wheeler, S., Loch, A., & Zuo, A. (2018). Understanding the influences on future on-farm adaptation of southern Murray-Darling Basin Irrigators. Poster session presented at the meeting of AARES 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Adelaide.
    2017 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2017). Water Torture: Unravelling mental distress of irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of Goyder Institute Water Forum.
    2017 Loch, A., Wheeler, S. A., & Settre, C. (2017). Private water trade transaction costs in the MDB: an empirical assessment over time. Poster session presented at the meeting of AARES 2017. Brisbane.
    2017 Palomo Hierro, S., Loch, A., & Wheeler, S. A. (2017). Improving water governance: Lesson-drawing from water market comparisons in Spain and Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of AARES 2017. Brisbane.
    2016 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2016). Water Torture: Unravelling mental distress of irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of Agrifood XXIII. Adelaide.
    2016 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2016). Water Torture: Unravelling mental distress of irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of Invited Presentation at the National Water Forum. Adelaide.
    2013 Loch, A., Wheeler, S. A., Onor, I., & Soderburge, M. (2013). Sequential decision-making: Theory and evidence for irrigator water allocation trade participation and volumetric choices. Poster session presented at the meeting of AARES. Sydney.
    2013 Farley, H., Cliffe, N., Reardon-Smith, K., Mushtaq, S., Loch, A., & Lindesay, J. (2013). Sweetening climate information for sugar cane farmers with Second Life Machinima. Poster session presented at the meeting of Conference Proceedings of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, Beyond the Stage, Second Life. London UK.
    2013 Farley, H., Jacobsen, N., Hassett, A., Cliffe, N., Reardon-Smith, K., Mushtaq, S., . . . Loch, A. (2013). Machinima as a discussion support system for sugar cane farmers. Poster session presented at the meeting of Conference Proceedings of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference, Beyond the Stage, Second Life. London UK.
    2012 Loch, A., Wheeler, S. A., Boxall, P., Hatton-MacDonald, D., Bjornlund, H., & Adamowicz, V. (2012). Irrigator stated preferences for WFF budget allocation. Poster session presented at the meeting of Invited presentation, CWEEP’s third water economics workshop. Canberra.
    2012 Wheeler, S. A., & Loch, A. (2012). Managing Environmental Water in the Murray-Darling Basin. Poster session presented at the meeting of Invited presentation, SA Department of Water. Adelaide.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2021 Loch, A., Auricht, C., & O'Connor, P. (2021). Economic Value of South Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Service Parks FY 2018-19: Secondary Economic Value of NPWS Parks. South Australian Department of Environment & Water.
    2021 Loch, A., Auricht, C., & O'Connor, P. (2021). Economic Value of South Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Service Parks FY 2018-19: Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail Case Study,. Adelaide, SA: South Australian Department of Environment and Water.
    2021 Loch, A. (2021). Economic Value of Planned Construction in South Australia’s National Parks: Kangaroo Island bushfire recovery and Southern Flinders Bike Trails. Adelaide, SA: South Australian Department of Environment and Water.
    2021 Loch, A., & Adamson, D. (2021). Estimating the Economic Impacts of NPWS Infrastructure Investment 2021. South Australian Department of Environment & Water.
    2020 Auricht, C., Loch, A., Byrne, C., Proud, B., & Adamson, D. (2020). Submission to the ACCC Murray-Darling Basin Water Markets Inquiry - Interim Report. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2019 Loch, A., Adamson, D., Mallawaarachchi, T., & Auricht, C. (2019). Submission to the Independent Social and Economic Assessment Panel in the Murray-Darling Basin.
    2018 Loch, A., Cummins, J., Zuo, A., & Yargop, R. (2018). Value chain and policy interventions to accelerate adoption of zero tillage in rice-wheat farming systems across the Indo-Gangetic Plains.
    2017 Loch, A., O'Donnell, E., Adamson, D., & Horne,, A. (2017). Submission to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry: The integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin.
    2017 adamson, D., Loch, A., Wheeler, S., & Connor, J. (2017). Submission to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources: Inquiry into water-use efficiency in Australian agriculture,.
    2016 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., & Loch, A. (2016). Short survey of southern Murray-Darling Basin irrigator's views on the review of water charge rules: Final report.
    2014 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., Loch, A., & Grafton, R. Q. (2014). Survey of National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) users.
    2010 Crossman, N., Connor, J., Loch, A., Kelly, R., Nolan, M., Albouy, S., . . . Kuehne, G. (2010). Beyond the Traffic Light approach: final report.
    2009 Kuehne, G., Bjornlund, H., & Loch, A. (2009). An investigation of farmers’ non-profit decision drivers during a period of extreme stress.
    2009 Loch, A., & Kuehne, G. (2009). Irrigation system modernisation in northern Victoria: how might irrigator attitudes, perceptions and behaviour be homogenised with the project?.
    2002 Rolfe, J., Loch, A., & Bennett, J. (2002). Tests of Benefit Transfer across Sites and Population in the Fitzroy Basin (4). Emerald, QLD.
    2002 Loch, A. J., Rolfe, J., & Bennett, J. (2002). Scale Effects and Their Importance for Benefit Transfers of Natural Resource Values in the Fitzroy Basin, Research Report No. 6. Elsevier BV.
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    2002 Rolfe, J., Loch, A. J., & Bennett, J. (2002). Framing Effects and Benefit Transfer in the Fitzroy Basin. Elsevier BV.
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    2002 Loch, A. J., Rolfe, J., & Bennett, J. (2002). Scale and Quantity Effects and Their Importance for Benefit Transfer of Natural Resource Values in the Fitzroy Basin, Research Report No. 5. Elsevier BV.
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    2002 Rolfe, J., Loch, A. J., & Bennett, J. (2002). Tests of Benefit Transfer Across Sites and Populations in the Fitzroy Basin, Research Report No. 4. Elsevier BV.
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    2001 Loch, A., & Rolfe, J. (2001). Irrigation Development in the Fitzroy Basin: Production and Development Tradeoffs (2). Elsevier BV.
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    2001 Loch, A. J., Rolfe, J., & Windle, J. (2001). Using Focus Groups to Design Choice Modeling Valuation Frameworks for Floodplain Development, Research Report No. 3. Elsevier BV.
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  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2012 Loch, A. (2012). Irrigator trade behaviour in southern Murray-Darling Basin allocation water markets. (PhD Thesis, University of South Australia).
    2003 Loch, A. (2003). Choice modelling and the benefit transfer of natural resource values in the Fitzroy Basin. (Master's Thesis, Central Queensland University).
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2018 Bogomolova, S., Loch, A., Lockshin, L., & Buckley, J. (2018). Corrigendum: Consumer factors associated with purchasing local versus global value chain foods (Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (2016) (1-14) DOI: 10.1017/S1742170516000375). Cambridge University Press (CUP).
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Grant Funding (since 2012)
ID Title Funding organisation $ Period Participants
CSE/2017/101 Value chain and policy interventions to accelerate adoption of zero tillage in rice-wheat systems across the Indo Gangetic Plains Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) $271,685 2018 Dr Adam Loch, Dr Jay Cummins, Dr Alec Zuo, and Mr Rohan Yargop
  Building collaborative arrangements on water scarcity management between Australia and the European Union EU Centre for Global Affairs $15,000 2017 Dr Adam Loch
  Exploring a water market readiness framework in the United States, Spain and China Australian National Commission for UNESCO $20,000 2016  Dr Adam Loch, Assoc Prof Sarah Wheeler, Dr Alec Zuo and Prof Mike Young
DE150100328 Minimising transaction costs in Murray-Darling Basin water reform Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher (DECRA) Award $374,000 2015-17 Dr Adam Loch
  Can we ‘nudge’ consumer choices toward healthier locally produced food in supermarkets UniSA Research Themes for Development Investment Funding  $35,000 2015  Dr Svetlana Bogomolova, Dr Adam Loch, Prof Jon Buckley, Prof Larry Lockshin, Dr Herb Sorensen and Mr Graeme Longmuir
DP140103946 Transitioning to a water secure future Australian Research Council Discovery Award $172,000 2014-2016 Dr Sarah Wheeler, Dr Adam Loch, Dr Dustin Garrick, Prof Peter Boxall, Prof Vic Adamowicz, Dr Alec Zuo and Prof Henning Bjornlund
SD11-16 Water trade, climate change and irrigator adaptability in the Murray-Darling Basin National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) $200,000 2012 Dr Adam Loch, Dr Sarah Wheeler
Current teaching roles

AGRIBUS 7061

Research Project Part 1: Principles and Methods

2018-current

Course Coordinator/Lecturer

AGRIBUS 7062A/B

Research Project Part 2: Research Project
(GFAB Program)

2018-2020

Course Coordinator/Lecturer

AGRIBUS 7063

Research Project Part 2: Research Project
(MAB Program)

2018-current

Course Coordinator/Lecturer

AGRIBUS 7064

Water Security and Governance

2017-current

Course Coordinator/Lecturer

AGRIBUS 7065

Farm Decision Making

2021-current

Course Coordinator/Lecturer

 

     

 

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Understanding adaptation and water market behaviour of irrigators and non-landholder stakeholders in the Murray-Darling Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Constantin Seidl
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Economic Analysis of Farm Household Perceptions and Preferences for Salinity Intrusion Risk Reduction in the Mekong River Delta Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tien Dung Khong
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Improving the Robustness of Water Management in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sitti Rahma Ma'Mun
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83139131
  • Email: adam.loch@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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