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 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.

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Editorial board


  • Professor Eberhard Morgenroth
    Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, CH-8600, Dübendorf, Switzerland


  • Professor Guang-Hao Chen
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • Professor Ana Deletic
    UNSW Sydney Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. David Dixon
    University of Melbourne, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor Xiaodi Hao
    Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, The Research Centre for Sustainable Env. Biotechnology, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Gregory Korshin
    University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Professor Mark van Loosdrecht
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • Professor Yoshihiko Matsui
    Hokkaido University, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Sapporo, Japan
  • Dr. Ameet Pinto
    Northeastern University (NU), Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Professor Maria Reis
    New University of Lisbon Department of Chemistry, Caparica, Portugal
  • Dr. Hang-Sik Shin
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Dr. Thomas Ternes
    German Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Zhiguo Yuan
    University of Queensland, Advanced Water Management Centre, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Julie Zilles
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Associate Editors

  • Dr. Andy Baker
    University of New South Wales Water Research Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. Damien Batstone
    University of Queensland Advanced Water Management Centre, St.Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • Assoc. Professor Treavor H. Boyer
    Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Assoc. Professor Bin Cao B.Eng., BUAA; Ph.D., NUS
    Nanyang Technological University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Yinguang Chen
    Tongji University, State key lab. of pollution control and resources reuse, Shanghai, China
  • Dr. Rob Eldridge (retired)
  • Professor Stephen Gray
    Victoria University Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Assist. Prof. Damian Helbling
    Cornell University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Professor Michihiko Ike PhD
    Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka, Japan
  • Dr. Peter Jarvis
    Cranfield University Cranfield Water Science Institute, Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Assoc. Professor Seoktae (Steve) Kang
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology College of Engineering, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Professor David Kay PhD
    Aberystwyth University, Centre for Research into Environment and Health (CREH), United Kingdom
  • Professor Dong-Hoon Kim PhD
    Inha University, Department of Civil Engineering, Incheon, Korea, Republic of
  • Assoc. Professor Katsuki Kimura
    Hokkaido University, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Sapporo, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Lackner
    Technical University of Darmstadt Institute IWAR, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr. Gunter Langergraber
    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Wien, Austria
  • Dr. Qilin Li
    Rice University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Professor Shang-Lien Lo
    National Taiwan University Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Professor Hui Lu
    Sun Yat-Sen University School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guangzhou, China
  • Professor Jun Ma
    Harbin Institute of Technology School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Haerbin, China
  • Professor Dionisis Mantzavinos
    University of Patras Department of Chemical Engineering, Patras, Greece
  • Professor Armand Maul
    Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Continental Environments, Metz, France
  • Assoc. Professor David McCarthy
    Monash University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr. Peta Neale
    Griffith University Australian Rivers Institute, Nathan, Australia
  • Dr. How Yong Ng
    National University of Singapore Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Adrian Oehmen
    New University of Lisbon Faculty of Science and Technology, Caparica, Portugal
  • Dr. Susan Richardson
    University of South Carolina Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • Dr. Miquel Salgot
    University of Barcelona Faculty of Physics, Barcelona, Spain
  • Professor Masahiro Takahashi
    Hokkaido University Graduate School of Engineering Division of Field Engineering for the Environment, Sapporo, Japan
  • Professor Satoshi Takizawa
    The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering Department of Urban Engineering, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor Ed Topp
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. Vayalam Venugopalan
    BARC Facilities, Water & Steam Chemistry Division, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr. Stefan Wuertz
    Nanyang Technological University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Assist. Prof. Yan Zhou
    Nanyang Technological University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore