Water Research has an open access mirror journal Water Research X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

Water Research
Welcome to the online submission and editorial system for Water Research.

Water Research publishes refereed, original research papers on all aspects of the science and technology of water quality and its management worldwide. A broad outline of the journal's scope includes:

  • Treatment processes for water and wastewaters, municipal, agricultural and industrial, including residuals management.
  • Water quality monitoring and assessment, based on chemical, physical and biological methods.
  • Studies on inland, tidal or coastal waters and urban waters, including surface and ground waters, and point and non-point sources of pollution.
  • The limnology of lakes, impoundments and rivers.
  • Solid and hazardous waste management, including source characterization and the effects and control of leachates and gaseous emissions.
  • Environmental restoration, including soil and groundwater remediation.
  • Analysis of the interfaces between sediments and water, and water/atmosphere interactions.
  • The application of mathematical modelling and system analysis techniques.
  • Public health and risk assessment.
  • Socio-economic studies.

Biologists, chemical engineers, chemists, civil engineers, environmental engineers, limnologists and microbiologists.

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Editorial board


  • Mark van Loosdrecht
    Department of Biochemical Engineering <br /> Delft University of Technology <br /> KWR Watercycle Research <br /> Delft <br /> Netherlands


  • Assoc. Professor Guang-Hao Chen
    Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • Professor Ana Deletic
    Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. David Dixon
    Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor Xiaodi Hao
    The Research Centre for Sustainable Env. Biotechnology, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Gregory Korshin
    Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Professor Yoshihiko Matsui
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • Professor Eberhard Morgenroth
    Eidg. Technische Hochschulen, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG), Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Professor Maria Reis
    Dept. of Chemistry, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
  • Dr. Hang-Sik Shin
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • Dr. Thomas Ternes
    Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
  • Dr. Stefan Wuertz
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • Prof. Dr. Zhiguo Yuan
    Advanced Water Management Centre, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Julie Zilles
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA

Associate Editors

  • Dr. Andy Baker
    Water Research Lab., University of New South Wales, Manly Vale, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. Damien Batstone
    Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland, St.Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • Assoc. Professor Treavor H. Boyer
    School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Assoc. Professor Bin Cao B.Eng., BUAA; Ph.D., NUS
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Yinguang Chen
    State key lab. of pollution control and resources reuse, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Dr. Rob Eldridge
  • Professor Stephen Gray
    Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, University of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr. Damian Helbling
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
  • Professor Michihiko Ike PhD
    Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • Dr. Peter Jarvis
    Cranfield Water Sciences Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, UK
  • Assoc. Professor Seoktae Kang
  • Professor David Kay PhD
    Centre for Research into Environment and Health (CREH), Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
  • Assoc. Professor Katsuki Kimura
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Lackner
    Institute IWAR, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr. Gunter Langergraber
    University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Wien, Austria
  • Dr. Qilin Li
    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Professor Shang-Lien Lo
    Graduate Inst. of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Professor Jun Ma
    School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Professor Dionisis Mantzavinos
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
  • Professor Armand Maul
    Laboratoire interdisciplinaire des environnements continentaux (LIEC), University of Lorraine, Metz, France
  • Assoc. Professor David McCarthy
    Dept. of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr. Peta Neale
    Australian Rivers Institute, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Southport, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. How Yong Ng
    Div. of Environmental Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Adrian Oehmen
    Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT), New University of Lisbon, Caparica, Portugal
  • Dr. Ameet Pinto
    Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University (NU), Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr. Susan Richardson
    Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • Dr. Miquel Salgot
    Fac. de Fisica (ECM), University of Bacelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Professor Masahiro Takahashi
    Div. of Field Engineering for Environment, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • Professor Satoshi Takizawa
    Dept. of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor Ed Topp
    General London, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), London, Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. Vayalam Venugopalan
    Water & Steam Chemistry Division, BARC Facilities, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Assist. Prof. Yan Zhou
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore