Water SA is the WRC’s accredited scientific journal which contains original research articles and review articles on all aspects of water science, technology, engineering and policy. Water SA has been in publication since 1975 and includes articles from both local and international authors. The journal is issued quarterly (4 editions per year).
Since April 2005 Water SA has been published primarily as an e-journal. Please note that from the April 2015 issue onward the journal will no longer be printed. Back copies can still be ordered, if available, at a cost of R120 per copy plus postage. Please contact the Subscriptions Department to order print copies.
Abstracts of all articles since 1975 are available in searchable PDF. The full articles from 1975-1997 are available as scanned PDF files and from 1998 onward as searchable PDF files.
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Open Access policy
Water SA is an open access journal and all content is available without charge to the user. The content of this journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal under the terms of this Licence, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The publisher's version of the article may be archived in an online repository, by the author or any other user.
Science Citation Index Impact Factor
2014 Impact Factor - 0.640; 2014 5-year Impact Factor - 0.962
2013 Impact Factor - 0.809; 2013 5-year Impact Factor - 0.993
Guide to Authors (download PDF - 34 kb)For queries, contact the Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial Board (download PDF)
Subject Editors (download PDF)
List of Water SA Issues by Volume