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
2021 Changes to a semimonthly publication schedule.

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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