Journal History

2009 Inaugural issue released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2011 Water publishes its 100th paper in September.
2012 Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2013 First Impact Factor received (0.973); Covered by Scopus, COMPENDEX, and GeoBase.
2014 Changes to a monthly publication schedule.
The Impact Factor increased to 1.291.
2015 The Impact Factor increased to 1.428.
2016 The Impact Factor increased to 1.687.
The 1st International E-Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-1), sponsored by Water, was held on Sciforum.
Water published the 1000th paper.
2017 The Impact Factor increased to 1.832.
The 2nd International E-Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-2), sponsored by Water, was held on Sciforum.
Water launches the Young Investigator Award and the Outstanding Reviewer Award projects.
2018 The Impact Factor increased to 2.069.
Water launches the Travel Award project.
The 3rd International E-Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-3), sponsored by Water, was held on Sciforum.
2019 The Impact Factor increased to 2.524.
Water published its 7000th paper.
The 4th International E-Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-4), sponsored by Water, was held on Sciforum.
Water collaborated with the International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
Water launched the Editor's Choice Articles module.
2020

The Impact Factor increased to 2.544.
Water launches the Best Paper Award project.
Water became affiliated with the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH).
Water adjusted its section titles to the following:

Hydrology and Hydrogeology;
Wastewater Treatment and Reuse;
Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance;
Aquatic Systems—Quality and Contamination;
Urban Water Management;
Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics;
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning;
Oceans and Coastal Zones;
Water Erosion and Sediment Transport;
Water Use and Scarcity;
Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture;
Water and One Health.

Water published its 10000th paper.
The 5th International E-Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-5), sponsored by Water, was held on Sciforum.

2021

Changes to a semimonthly publication schedule.
The Impact Factor increased to 3.103.
Water (ISSN 2073-4441) has been approved for coverage within one new category of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR): “Environmental Sciences”.
Water has received an increased CiteScore of 3.7.
Water became affiliated with The Polish Limnological Society (PLS).
Water launches Best Ph.D. Thesis Award.
Water launches 6 new Sections:

Hydrogeology Section;
Ecohydrology Section;
Soil and Water Section;
Water-Energy Nexus Section;
Water and Climate Change Section;
New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences Section.

Editors-in-Chief

2009–2011 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Dr. John Bridgeman
2011–2016 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
2016–2019 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Arjen Y. Hoekstra
2020– Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Jean-Luc PROBST
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