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.

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

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Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

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

Editors

  • Professor Guang-Hao Chen PhD
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Professor Ana Deletic
    UNSW Sydney Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr. David Dixon
    The University of Melbourne Department of Chemical Engineering, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor Xiaodi Hao
    Beijing Engineering Research Center of Sustainable Energy and Buildings, Beijing, China
  • Professor Peter Jarvis PhD, MSc
    Cranfield University Cranfield Water Science Institute, Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Professor Gregory Korshin PhD
    University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Professor Mark van Loosdrecht Dr. Ir.
    Delft University of Technology Department Biotechnology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Professor Yoshihiko Matsui
    Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering Environmental Engineering, Sapporo, Japan
  • Professor Ameet Pinto
    Northeastern University Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Professor Maria Reis
    New University of Lisbon Department of Chemistry, Caparica, Portugal
  • Professor Hang-Sik Shin
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Professor Thomas Ternes
    German Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
  • Professor Zhiguo Yuan PhD
    The University of Queensland Advanced Water Management Centre, St.Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Yan Zhou PhD
    Nanyang Technological University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Julie Zilles
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Associate Editors

  • Professor Andy Baker
    University of New South Wales Water Research Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Professor Damien Batstone
    The University of Queensland Advanced Water Management Centre, St.Lucia, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Treavor H. Boyer PhD
    Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Professor Bin Cao B.Eng., BUAA; Ph.D., NUS
    Nanyang Technological University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Yinguang Chen PhD
    State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Shanghai, China
  • Professor Rob Eldridge (retired)
  • Professor Stephen R. Gray PhD
    Victoria University Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor Damian Helbling
    Cornell University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Professor Michihiko Ike PhD
    Osaka University School of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka, Japan
  • Professor Seoktae (Steve) Kang PhD
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Professor David Kay PhD
    Aberystwyth University Centre for Research into Environment and Health, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • Professor Dong-Hoon Kim PhD
    Inha University, Department of Civil Engineering, Incheon, Korea, Republic of
  • Professor Katsuki Kimura
    Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering Environmental Engineering, Sapporo, Japan
  • Professor Susanne Lackner
    Technical University of Darmstadt Institute IWAR, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Professor Gunter Langergraber
    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Wien, Austria
  • Professor Qilin Li
    Rice University Department 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 Armand Maul PhD
    Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Continental Environments, Metz, France
  • Professor David McCarthy
    Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor Peta A. Neale PhD
    Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute, School of Environment and Science, Southport, Australia
  • Professor How Yong Ng
    National University of Singapore Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Adrian Oehmen
    The University of Queensland School of Chemical Engineering, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Susan Richardson
    University of South Carolina Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • Professor 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
  • Professor Vayalam Venugopalan
    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Water and Steam Chemistry Division, Kalpakkam, India
  • Professor Stefan Wuertz
    Nanyang Technological University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore