The journal aims to provide an international platform for the dissemination of research and engineering applications related to water and hydraulic problems in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal provides a wide distribution at affordable subscription rate, as well as a rapid reviewing and publication time. The journal particularly encourages papers from young researchers.

Papers that require extensive language editing, qualify for editorial assistance with American Journal Experts, a Language Editing Company that Elsevier recommends. Authors submitting to this journal are entitled to a 10% discount.

The journal welcomes papers in all topics of hydraulics, in particular articles on sustainable water management, water-health issues, environmental hydraulics, eco-hydraulics, coastal engineering and integration of hydraulics with hydrology. Inter-disciplinary problems and linkage of theory to field application are particularly encouraged. Solutions of water problems in the form of prediction models, flow simulations, engineering systems, monitoring, management strategies covering basic scientific investigations and/or experimental studies of flow behaviour, hydrodynamics, fate and transport of aquatic constituents, and related biological and chemical processes are all within the scope of the Journal.

The unique features of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of population density, economic growth, landscape, tradition and history require special treatment of water problems in the region. Each research article in the journal will contain a section describing actual or potential applications to the Asia-Pacific region. This will provide an effective forum for technical exchanges, joint projects, and technology transfer.

In addition to research articles, the journal also publishes review papers, invited papers, book reviews and technical communications. Special issues containing selected papers presented at the biennial IAHR-APD Congresses, in particular the IAHR-APD award papers, will be a regular feature of the journal.

Research articles: should be original contributions reporting a complete research work leading to the understanding and/or application of hydraulic knowledge based on theoretical, experimental, computational and/or other approaches. Papers combining theory and experiments or combining basic and applied research are strongly welcome.

Review papers: cover all important issues in hydraulics and water problems, and their application.

Technical communications: report large-scale or innovative hydraulic or water-related projects/issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Communications discussing scientific and technical views on particular issues and problems are also encouraged.

Invited papers: provide a forum for experienced researchers to share their experience and expertise to the Asia-Pacific forum.

Editorial board


  • J.H.W. Lee
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • S.U. Choi
    Yonsei University, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea

Associate Editors

  • T. Asaeda
    Saitama University, Japan
  • S. Bai
    Tetra Tech Inc, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • F. A. Bombardelli
    University of California, Davis, USA
  • E.S. Chan
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • J. Chen
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • E-S Chung
    Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), The Republic of Korea
  • S. Dey
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • M.S. Ghidaoui
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • Z Guo
    Institut Teknologi Brunei, Brunei and South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, China
  • D. Han
    University of Bristol, UK
  • J-H. Hwang
    Dongguk University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • Y.W. Jia
    China Inst. of Water Resources and Hydropower (IWHR), Beijing, China
  • J.J. Jiao
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • D. Kang
    Kyunghee University, The Republic of Korea
  • T.W. Kim
    Hanyang University, The Republic of Korea
  • S.T. Kuh
    Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • K.M. Lam
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • A.W.K. Law
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • C.W. Li
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • P.Z. Lin
    Sichuan University, Sichuan, China
  • C. Ng
    University of Hongkong, China
  • V.T.V. Nguyen
    McGill University, Québec, Quebec, Canada
  • S. Pagliara
    Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • John Z. Shi
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • B. Sivakumar
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • V. Sundar
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India
  • H. Tanaka
    Tohoku University, Japan
  • H.W. Tang
    Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • A. Tominaga
    Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • C. Tsai
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • G.Q. Wang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • C. Yoo
    Korea University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • J.Y. Zhang
    Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute , Nanjing, China

International Advisory Board

  • R.A. Falconer
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  • H.J.S. Fernando
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
  • J.H. Heo
    Yonsei University, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • A.W. Jayawardena
    The University of Hong Kong, China
  • P.Y. Julien
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  • W.S. Lung
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • B.W. Melville
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • A. Mynett
    IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands
  • B.S. Pani
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • I.W. Seo
    Seoul National University (SNU), Gwanag-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • V.P. Singh
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • H. Wang
    China Inst. of Water Resources and Hydropower (IWHR), Beijing, China
  • Z.Y. Wang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • H. Woo
    Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), Gwangju, The Republic of Korea
  • F.Y. Yazdandoost
    K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • C.K. Zhang
    Hohai University, Nanjing, China