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Water Policy

Official Journal of the World Water Council

ISI Journal Impact Factor for 2014: 0.833

Editor in Chief: J. Delli Priscoli, US Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, USA
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Acknowledgement to Reviewers
The high scientific standards maintained by the journal in its papers owe much to the continuing dedication of the journal's reviewers, who give freely of their time and expertise. IWA is pleased to pay tribute to this contribution by recognizing those who have participated in the review process. A full list of those who reviewed papers for the journal last year can be found here.

Water Policy publishes analyses, reviews and debates on all policy aspects of water resources. Examples of such topics are:

Ecosystems, engineering, management and restoration
Engineering and design
River-basin and watershed management
Multiple uses of water
Pollution monitoring and control
Management, use and sharing of trans-boundary waters, treaties and allocation agreements
Capacity building
Flood control and disaster management
Groundwater remediation and the conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water
Public participation, consensus building and confidence building
Conflict management and negotiations of water resources
Demand management
Commercialization of water
Integrated water resources management
Allocation of risks among stakeholders

Water Policy publishes reviews, research papers and progress reports in, among others, the following areas: financial, diplomatic, organizational, legal, administrative and research; organized by country, region or river basin.

Water Policy also publishes reviews of books and grey literature. Material for review should be sent directly to the Associate Editor for Book and Grey Literature Review, Bruce P. Hooper (see the Editorial Board for contact details).

Indexed/Abstracted in:
Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental, Global Health and CAB Abstracts