Mission and Intent
The Journal of Water Management Modeling (JWMM) strives to be the premiere open access exchange in the special sub-discipline of water management modeling. JWMM publishes novel methodologies and advances, from basic research to planning, engineering and operational studies, with an accent on useful and pragmatic ideas and engineering. Accentuating the nuanced difference between applied technology and fundamental science, JWMM fosters an unusual cooperation between three sub-communities (developers, users, and beneficiaries) on conceptual and practical engineering models of urban, rural, and watershed scale water supply and drainage systems, both natural and engineered.
JWMM is an example of double-anonymized peer-reviewed, open access publishing – access to the published material and its reuse is free; length, format and quantity of articles published is unrestricted; and the publication process is, in fact, a painless and pleasant experience.
The Journal of Water Management Modeling obtains many of its papers from the annual International Conference on Water Management Modeling (formerly on Urban Water Systems) and has grown naturally from the annual monograph produced for that series of conferences, a series renowned for its commitment to a positive presenting and publishing experience, and for being particularly supportive of young authors. Thus, JWMM editors and reviewers have 25+ years of demonstrated concern for encouraging postgraduate R&D in hydrology and hydraulics modeling.
The Journal of Water Management Modeling is an open-access (OA) publication. Open access means that articles and papers are available without barriers to all who could benefit from them. Practically speaking, all published works will be available to a worldwide audience, free, immediately on publication. In addition, authors retain copyright of their papers.
JWMM content will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0 DEED), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium. The user can download, print, copy, distribute, and link-to the full text of articles, provided full attribution is given to both the authors and JWMM.
As such, JWMM can be considered a Diamond, Gratis OA journal.
There are no fees charged for publishing in the Journal of Water Management Modeling.
JWMM will continue to solicit feedback from the community towards making the articles and website as accessible and usable as possible. Please send any comments and questions to staff at
The animated image below shows the global readership of the JWMM over the past year (by unique IP address). This illustrates the worldwide impact of the journal and the reach your paper will have when you choose to publish with the JWMM.
Source: CHI 2022
Papers published in the The Journal of Water Management Modeling are currently indexed through the following sites:
- Web of Science
- Google Scholar
Operated entirely independently of our funder, CHI, editorial decisions are the sole responsibility of the Editorial Board. JWMM editors and reviewers strive to maximize the influence of every author’s published work, through effective, fair, and constructive editorial decision-making, and by setting the standards that make the JWMM the go-to source in our sub-discipline.
President and CEO, CHI, Guelph, ON.
Editor in Chief, Professor Emeritus University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.
Journal Manager, CHI, Guelph, ON.
Managing Editor, Senior Engineer, CHI, Guelph, ON.
|Mohammad Saud Afzal
Editor - hydraulics and coastal engineering, computational fluid dynamics, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, wave-current interaction, hydraulic structures, ocean engineering. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
Editor - environmental modeling, processes, and system dynamics, green infratstructure, wastewater treament, and water quality management. Senior Lecturer, Environment Research Center, University of Technology, Iraq.
Editor - urban watersheds modeling, stormwater control measures (SCM) in tropical climate. Associate Professor, University of Santa Maria, Brazil.
Editor - numerical modeling, soft computing techniques in water resources and hydraulic engineering. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Editor - urban stream renaturalisation, community and climate appropriate LIDs. Owner cba Specialist Engineers, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, SA.
Editor - AI, water quality monitoring and modeling, rainfall-runoff modeling, watershed management, water resources engineering. Associate Head of School (International), Deakin University, Australia.
|Kim N. Irvine
Senior Editor - water quality, WSUD, integrating urban design and modeling, smart cities, field techniques. Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
|Md. Sirajul Islam
Editor - hydrological modeling, climate change impact and disaster management, GIS modeling, GCM output and downscaling. Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Research and Services, North South University, Bashundhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Senior Editor - optimization. Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON.
Editor - stormwater management strategies, stream thermal modeling, BMP/LID design, and urban model development. PhD Student / Water Resources Engineer, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Gannett Fleming, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Editor - rainfall runoff modeling, stochastic hydrology, remote sensing aided hydrologic modeling, and machine learning for water management. Associate Earth Scientist - Machine Learning in Climate Science, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Baltimore, MD.
|James Y. Li
Senior Editor - low impact devices. Professor of Civil Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON.
|Ho Huu Loc
Editor - urban hydrometeorology, flood risks, and climate change. Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Editor - water resources, hydroinformatics. Faculty of Engineering, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy.
Editor - water distribution analysis, stormwater modeling, coastal and fluvial risk assessment. Water Resources Engineer, CHI, Guelph, ON.
Senior Editor - Europe. Associate Professor and Water Energy Environment Program Manager, EPF Graduate School of Engineering, and President and CEO of Hydropraxis, Montpellier, France.
|Robert E. Pitt
Deputy Editor - Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
Editor - urban watersheds modeling, stormwater control measures (SCM) in cold climates. Vice-President, NHC, Lasalle, QC.
Senior Editor - water distribution, 2D-3D hydrodynamic modeling. Project Engineer, CHI, Guelph, ON.
|David J. Sample
Editor - stormwater, water quality, watershed modeling. Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Beach, VA.
|Redahegn (Redi) Sileshi
Editor - stormwater management and urban storm hydrology. Associate Professor, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA.
Senior Editor - unsteady flows and transients, numerical methods. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
|Jy S. Wu
Senior Editor - hydraulics. Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC.
Editor - machine learning and optimization tools, river hydrology, water quality. Assistant Professor, School of Technology, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, India.
Every paper is independently peer reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, those selected by the editors for publication form the content of this journal. Recent reviewers include:
|Dawit Abdi||Lecturer and Researcher, Arba Minch University, Water Technology Institute, Ethiopia|
|Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf Ph.D.||Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Tech, Golden, Colorado|
|Humberto Avila||Ingeniería Civil, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Brian Barkdoll, PhD||Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan|
|Raviel Basso||Faculty, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Enginnering, Federal University of Goias, Brazil|
|Mina Shahed Behrouz||Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Tech|
|Dan Bentavogli||CRA Buffalo, NY|
|C. Gibson Chen, PhD||Avetin Engineering, Ltd. Lewis Center, Ohio|
|Jinduan Chen||Water Systems Research Engineer, Sedaru (formerly IDModeling) Arcadia, California|
|Shirley Clark||Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA|
|Jane Clary||Senior Water Resources Scientist, Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, Colorado|
|Robynne Chrystal||Water Engineer, Brisbane, Australia|
|Amin Daghighi||Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Cleveland/Akron, Ohio|
|Jean-Luc Daviau||Director and Fluid Dynamic & Transient Specialist, WSP, Canada|
|Darryl Dormuth, PhD||National Research Council, Canada|
|Stuart Dunsmore||Director, Fourth Element Consulting, Johannesburg Area, South Africa|
|Andrew Earles||Vice President of Water Resources, Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, Colorado|
|Musandji Fuamba, PhD||Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada|
|Roja Kaveh Garna||Ph.D.,Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia|
|Soheil Gholamreza-Kashi, Ph.D., P.Eng.||Water Resources Manager, HDR|
|Michael Gregory, MSc, P.Eng.||CHI, Guelph, ON|
|Thomas Hatcher, Ph.D.||Engineer, CH2M, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Michael Heralall||City of Brampton, ON|
|James Houle||Program Manager, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire|
|Wayne Huber, PhD, PE||Emeritus Professor, Oregon State University|
|Masengo Ilunga||Senior Lecturer, UNISA, Bloemfontein Area, South Africa|
|James Jensen, PhD||University at Buffalo, NY|
|Meysam Kamali||Researcher, Tarh Haft Konj Consulting Engineering Company, Iran|
|Ismail Karaoui||Researcher, University Sultan Moulay Slimane - FST Beni Mellal|
|Jason Kirby||Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL|
|Peter Klaver, PE||LimnoTech, Inc, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|James W. Lewis, PhD, PE||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit, Michigan|
|Yi Li, PhD||Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China|
|Chyr Liou, PhD, PE||University of Idaho, Moscow|
|Ione Loots||Lecturer, PhD candidate, University of Pretoria, South Africa|
|William Lucas, PhD||Integrated Land Management Inc.|
|Alex Maestre||Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
|Sina Moharramzadeh||Ph.D. Candidate, Iowa State University|
|Mitchell Moore, Ph.D.||Hydraulic Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Kyle Moynihan, P.E., CFM||Project Engineer,Garver, Dallas/Fort Worth Area|
|Vladimir Nikolic, Ph.D.||Water Resources and Hydroinformatics Engineer|
|Robson Leo Pachaly||PhD Candidate, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama|
|Charalampos Paraskevas||Post-Doc Researcher, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Linda Pechacek||LDP Consulting, Houston, Texas|
|Nandana Perera, PhD||Computational Hydraulics Int., Guelph, Ontario|
|Michael A. Perez, Ph.D., CPESC||Assistant Professor, Iowa State University|
|Chelsea Lynne Panos, Ph.D.||Teaching Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines|
|Gary Pettibone, PhD||Buffalo State, State University of New York|
|Christopher Ranck, PE||R.W. Armstrong, Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Karen Ridgway, MSc, PE||Applied Science Inc.|
|Givarn Singh||Postgraduate Water Resources Engineer, Golder, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Catherine (Butler) Spencer, EI||Environmental Engineer, Mabbett & Associates, Inc., Auburn, Alabama|
|Leyla Talebi, PhD. candidate||Dept. of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
|Yao Tang , PhD.||Stormwater Modeler, Plummer Associates, Inc., Dallas, Texas|
|Bernardo Trindade, MS||Hydraulic Analysis, Bechtel Corporation, Houston, Texas|
|Peter van Thienen, PhD||KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands|
|Daniel Wright||Faculty,Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI|
|Mohammad Nayeb Yazdi, Ph.D. Candidate||Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech|
|Dante Zettler||Malcolm Pirnie Inc.|
|Ling Zhou||Professor, Hohai University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China|
Double-anonymized peer review process
The review process in brief
When received, each submission is reviewed for suitability and then submitted to Crossref Similarity Check to identify any plagiarism. Once the paper is determined to be an original submission, a formal decision to proceed is made. The paper is redacted at this stage and then sent to review and assigned to an Editor. Upon receiving the full submission, the Editor will usually review the article him or herself and solicit at least two other external reviewers. Once two reviews have been received, the Editor will record an editorial decision in the JWMM Management site, with input welcome from the other reviewer(s). A senior editor is available at each stage to provide guidance and oversight of the process. Our aim is to provide clear and decisive instructions to authors, so that they know what they need to do to get the article published. If a revision is requested, the communication will usually include a single set of instructions; the full reviews in this case are not sent to the authors. If the decision is that the article cannot be revised in a reasonable time frame for publication in the Journal of Water Management Modeling and must therefore be rejected, the communication will usually include the full reviews, with the reasons clearly explained.
We remove the author names and affiliations from the manuscripts before sending them to reviewers and do not release the identities of the reviewers to the authors (double-anonymized peer review). If the work is rejected and the author requests the reports for the purposes of submission to another journal, we will request each reviewer’s permission to reveal his or her identity and report to said journal.
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