Water Organizations and Journals

Water Organizations

The following list of organizations is but a sampling of local, regional, provincial, national and international organizations that focus on water.

Alberta WaterSMART & Alberta WaterPortal

American Water Works Association (AWWA) - Western Canada Section

Canadian Water Network

Canadian Water Resources Association

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

United Nations Water

Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)

Western Canada Water Environment Association


There are many scholarly and industry-related journals dealing with the subject of water. A select few are listed below.

Water & Atmosphere
NIWA’s flagship publication, published three times a year, showcases our latest research, and examines resource management issues across all sectors. It keeps you informed with news briefs, intrigued with stories about our amazing biodiversity, and fascinated with spectacular photo spreads.

Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution is an international, interdisciplinary journal on all aspects of pollution and solutions to pollution in the biosphere.

Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus is a companion journal to Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. From 2001 to 2009, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus published special and topical issues where Water, Air, & Soil Pollution published research letters, regular papers, reviews and book reviews. All special issues from 2010 forward are published in the mother journal. All special issues published from 2001 to 2009 will remain available in Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus.

Water Alternatives
Water Alternatives is an interdisciplinary journal addressing the full range of issues that water raises in contemporary societies. Its ambition is to provide space for alternative and critical thinking on such issues.

Water Efficiency
Water Efficiency: The Journal for Water Resource Management is published seven times a year and reaches more than 25,000 readers responsible for minimizing water loss in municipal, industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural settings. If you are professionally involved with water efficiency, this publication is written for you.

Water - Open Access Journal
Water is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible.

Water Environment & Technology
Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.

Water Environment Research
Water Environment Research (WER) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, and state-of-the-art critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management.

Water International
Water International is the official journal of the International Water Resources Association. IWRA is an international network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources. We are a non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization established in 1971. IWRA provides a global, knowledge based, forum for bridging disciplines and geographies by connecting professionals, students, individuals, corporations and institutions who are concerned with the sustainable use of the world’s water resources.

Water Policy: Official Journal of the World Water Council
Water Policy publishes reviews, research papers and progress reports in the following areas, among others: financial, diplomatic, organizational, legal, administrative and research. Organized by country, region or river basin.