Third World Centre for Water Management



International Journal of Water Resources Development

This is a policy and practice-oriented Journal that covers all aspects of water resources policy, management, development and governance. It is an interdisciplinary Journal that focuses on water resources and their economic, financial, social and environmental-related impacts. Contributions which include the interdependences and inter-linkages between the water and the agricultural, energy, industrial and health sectors in both developed and developing countries, both at present and in the future, are welcome.

The Journal would be of interest to:
  • Academics and researchers in the water resources field;
  • Policymakers and managers in organizations that are affected by, or concerned with, water resources planning, management, development and governance;
  • Hydrologists, engineering, economists, sociologists, geographers, ecologists, climatologists, environmental scientists;
  • Lawyers and administrators.
Peer Review Statement:

All papers published in this journal are subject to initial editorial screening and if found suitable for further consideration to extensive double-blind peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.

2016 Impact Factor: 2.088

Instructions for authors

Call for State-of-the-Art reviews



Cecilia Tortajada - Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore


Asit K. Biswas - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

International Editorial Board
  • Professor Dogan Altinbilek - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Professor Malin Falkenmark - Stockholm International Water Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor Francisco González-Gómez - University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Professor Chennat Gopalakrishnan - Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
  • Professor Neil S. Grigg - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
  • Dr James Horne - James Horne and Associates, Deakin, Australia
  • Professor Shaofeng Jia - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PRC
  • Dr M. Dinesh Kumar - Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy, Hyderabad, India
  • Dr David Molden - International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dr Omar K. M. Ouda - Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor Yutaka Takahasi - Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr Arwin van Buuren - Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr Barbara van Koppen - International Water Management Institute, Silverton, South Africa
  • Professor Olli Varis - Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

See below the Abstracts of the Journal
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Volume 34, Issue 2

March 1, 2018

Normal Issue

Volume 33, Issue 6

November 1, 2017

Normal Issue

Volume 33, Issue 5

September 1, 2017

Special Issue: The Productivity and Profitability of Small Scale Communal Irrigation Systems in South-eastern Africa

Volume 33, Issue 4

July 1, 2017

Normal Issue

Volume 33, Issue 3

May 1, 2017

Special Issue: Integrated Watershed Management in Canada: Experiences of Watershed Authorities

Volume 33, Issue 2

March 1, 2017

Normal Issue

Volume 33, Issue 1

January 1, 2017

Normal Issue

Volume 32, Issue 6

November 1, 2016

Normal Issue

Volume 32, Issue 5

September 1, 2016

Normal Issue

Volume 32, Issue 4

July 1, 2016

Special Issue: Water Reuse Policies for Potable Use

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