Margot Hurlbert’s research focus is on governance and climate change, energy and water; interrogating laws, policies and practices that will address both the problem of climate change and adaptation, and mitigation to the changing climate. She has participated in and led research projects focusing on aspects of governance including energy, water, agricultural producer livelihoods, drought, and flood. The geographical focus of her research is western Canada and South America. Hurlbert has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and scholarly papers on a broad range of topics but more recently on the subjects of energy, Aboriginal justice, water and climate change adaptation. She has co-authored a book entitled School Law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms with her fathers (second edition 1992), edited a book Pursuing Justice, an Introduction to the Study of Justice in 2010 (currently working on a second edition), co-edited Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: The Canadian Prairies and South America in 2016, and published, Adaptive Governance of Disaster: Drought and Flood in Rural Areas in 2018.