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Water SA

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. 

It is necessary to login as a registered user in order to download the full articles in PDF format. (Please register here. All information provided is treated as confidential.) Alternatively one can e-read all articles and download all abstracts without logging in.

To subscribe to e-mail alerts of the availability of the next issue please contact the Subscriptions Department.

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

2015 Impact Factor - 0.851; 2015 5-year Impact Factor - 1.052

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: watersa@wrc.org.za

Editorial Board (download PDF)

Subject Editors (download PDF)

List of Water SA Issues by Volume

Search all Water SA
Results 141-160 of 185.
Volume: 12 No.1, January 1986
Volume: 11 No.4, October 1985
Volume: 11 No.3 July 1985
Volume: 11 No.2, April 1985
Volume: 11 No.1, January 1985
Volume: 10 No.4, October 1984
Volume: 10 No.3, July 1984
Volume: 10 No.2, April 1984
Volume: 10 No.1, January 1984
Volume: 9 No.4, October 1983
Volume: 9 No.3, July 1983
Volume: 9 No.2, April 1983
Volume: 9 No.1, January 1983
Volume: 8 No.4, October 1982
Volume: 8 No.3, July 1982
Volume: 8 No.2, April 1982
Volume: 8 No.1, January 1982
Volume: 7 No.4, October 1981
Volume: 7 No.3, July 1981
Volume: 7 No.2, April 1981
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