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.
Water set up the following Sections:
Water Resources Management and Governance
Hydrology
Hydraulics
Water Quality and Ecosystems
Water Use and Scarcity
Urban Water Management
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Water–Food–Energy Nexus
2019 -The Impact Factor increased to 2.524.
-Water published the 7000th paper.
-The 4th International E-Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-4), sponsored by Water, was held on Sciforum.
-Water affiliated with the International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
-Water launched the Editor's Choice Articles module.

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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