International Journal of Water

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Reza M. Khanbilvardi
ISSN online: 1741-5322
ISSN print: 1465-6620
4 issues per year
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IJW is a fully refereed journal, providing a high profile international outlet for analyses and discussions of all aspects of water, environment and society. IJW highlights the importance and multidisciplinarity of water in our vital ecosystems. It promotes contributions in the areas of integration, synthesis and assessment in scientific research, engineering solutions and technological innovations in support of adaptation planning and management to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare, paving the way towards sustainable development.


 Topics covered include

  • Water and life, water in the economy, water/food security
  • Marine/freshwater ecosystems, aquatic/coastal biodiversity
  • Consumptive/non-consumptive uses of water, recycling/reuse, tourism
  • Cultural perceptions and health hazards of water pollution
  • Political economy of water, water geopolitics, symbolic dimensions
  • Technical/ecological economics analyses of water use, pollution, treatment
  • Comparative legal aspects of water resource management
  • Agricultural and marine pollution, water degradation, water basin analyses
  • Protection/rehabilitation of ground/surface water, sustainable development
  • Climate change, hydrology, hydrosystems engineering, desertification
  • Public sector strategies for pollution management
  • High latitude and altitude hydrology
  • New technologies in water monitoring/assessment; adaptation planning
  • Innovation in education/professional development; interdisciplinary research
  • Impacts of extreme weather/climate on water resources availability

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The objective of IJW is to establish an effective forum for insights and communication between policy-makers, government agencies, citizens, consumer bodies, industry, public authorities and members of academic and research institutions.


Professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers.


IJW publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and notes, commentaries, and news. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M., City University of New York, USA

Associate Editors

  • Armstrong, Roy, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Asrar, Ghassem, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland
  • Zolina, Olga, Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble 1 / CNRS, France

Regional Editor Africa

  • Salih, Abdin, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Regional Editor Asia

  • Duan, Qingyun, Beijing Normal University, China

Regional Editor Europe

  • Van Dijk, Meine Pieter, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands

Regional Editor Latin America and Caribbean

  • Mesa, Oscar J., Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Regional Editor North America

  • Hogue, Terri, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Aguilera-Klink, Federico, Universidad de la Laguna (ULL), Spain
  • Al-Khudhairy, Delilah, EC Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Gallopin, Gilberto, , Argentina
  • Jeffrey, Paul, Cranfield University, UK
  • Lonergan, Steve, University of Victoria, Canada
  • McGlade, Jacqueline, European Environment Agency, Denmark
  • McManus, John, University of Miami, USA
  • Nauen, Cornelia E., European Commission, Belgium
  • Nunes Correia, Francisco, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Pahl-Wostl, Claudia, University of Osnabrück, Germany
  • Palsson, Gisli, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Papayannis, Thymio, Med-INA (Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos), Greece
  • Perrings, Charles, University of York, UK
  • Pottinger, Lori, International Rivers Network, USA
  • Restrepo, Pedro, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
  • Ronen, Daniel, Israel Israel Water Commission, Israel
  • Rossi, Giuseppe, University of Catania, Italy
  • Ruf, Thierry, IRD, France
  • Salleh, Ariel, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Sorooshian, Soroosh, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Stokes, Kevin, NZ Seafood Industry Council, New Zealand
  • Wolf, Aaron T., Oregon State University, USA
  • Xu, Zongxue, Beijing Normal University, China


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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