Water International

The official flagship journal of the Association since 1975.

Published by a major international publisher, Taylor & Francis, on behalf of IWRA, Water International (WI) is a leading source of information on international water resources research and policy. With the Citation Indicator (JCI) standing at 0.67 for the year 2022, WI has the best 5 year Impact Factor of 3.0.

With an impact factor of 2.6 and CiteScore of 4.3, WI had the Q2 Impact Factor Best Quartile and Q2 CiteScore Best Quartile. WI also keeps members up-to-date and connected to a network of scholars and practitioners throughout the world through publishing conference highlights, book reviews and dialogues, and member information on elections and constitutional revisions.  

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James Nickum – IWRA, Japan (

Deputy Editor-in-Chief:
Raya Marina Stephan – IWRA, France

Associate Editors:
Surina Esterhuyse – University of the Free State, South Africa
Vivian Re – University of Pisa, Italy
Pedi Obani – University of Bradford, UK
Yizi Shang – China Institute of Water Resources & Hydropower Research (IWHR), China
Chad Staddon – University of West England, UK
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

Editorial Board:
Nani G. Bhowmik – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Regina M. Buono – University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ximing Cai – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Misganaw Demissie – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Guillermo Donoso – Pontificia Universidad 
Católica, Chile
Ben Dziegielewski – Southern Illinois University, USA
Nadim Farajallah – AUB, Lebabon
Bruce Hooper – Bruce Hooper & Associates, Australia
Shaofeng Jia – Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Aysegul Kibaroglu – MEF University, Turkey
Krasposy Kujinga – WaterNet, Zimbabwe
Charlotte MacAlister – Climate Smart Communities, Canada 
Anita Milman – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Laura Mozilla Pateiro – University of Vigo, Spain
Daanish Mustafa – King’s College, UK
Katie O’Bryan – Monash University, Australia 
Thanti Octavianti – University of the West of England, UK
Raja Sengupta – McGill University, Canada
Slobodan Simonovic – University of Western Ontario, Canada 
Lenka Slavikova – J.E.Purkyne University of Western Ontario, Czech Republic
Justin Stoler – University of Miami, USA 
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi – University of Yamanashi, Japan
Cecilia Tortajada – University of Glasgow,
UK, and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public
Policy, Singapore
Olli Varis – Aalto University, Finland
Yuliya Vystavna – Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
Mingna Wang – Tianjin University, China
Philippus Wester – PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Netherlands 
Kevin Wheeler – Oxford University, UK
Sarah Elizabeth Wolfe – Royal Roads University, Canada

IWRA's Mentored Publishing Scheme for Early-Career Professionals

IWRA launched the Publication Mentoring Initiative (PMI) in 2020. The purpose of the initiative is to encourage mentoring of junior water professionals through the development of publishable articles that are accepted for publication by Water International.  Articles produced through this initiative will be researched and written by one or more junior water professionals closely mentored by a senior water professional. Learn more about the PMI 2023 scholars here, and the PMI 2020 scholars here.


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