|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.|
|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|