Mission and Intent
Using the evolving digital modes of R&D communication, The Journal of Water Management Modeling (JWMM) strives to be the first 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.
By communicating digitally and using the latest web development technologies, JWMM disseminates new ideas as widely and effectively as possible. Like other recent science journals, JWMM is an example of peer-reviewed, open access publishing - access to the published material and its reuse is free; length, format and quantity of online articles published is unrestricted; and the publication process is in fact a fast, painless and pleasant experience.
The Journal of Water Management Modeling obtains many of its papers from the annual International Conference on Water Management Modelling (formerly on Urban Water Systems) held in Toronto, 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. JWMM content can be downloaded, printed, copied, distributed, and linked-to, provided full attribution to both CHI and the author is given. JWMM content may not be re-published, either online or in print, without prior written consent of CHI. As such, JWMM can be considered a Gold, 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 in making the presentation as accessible and usable as possible. Please send any comments and questions to staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, swift, and constructive editorial decision-making, and by setting the standards that make JWMM the go-to source in our sub-discipline.
Editor in Chief, University Professor Emeritus University of Guelph and Founding President CHI, Guelph, ON
Managing Director, President and CEO of CHI, Guelph, ON
Assistant Manager, Project Engineer, CHI, Guelph, ON
Editor - urban watersheds modeling, stormwater control measures (SCM) in tropical climate. Associate Professor, University of Santa Maria, Brazil.
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 - surface water modeling, groundwater modeling and water reuse. Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
|Isobel W Heathcote
Senior Editor - planning and environment, Retired Dean of Grad Studies, University of Guelph, and consultant, Bracebridge, ON
Senior Editor - eco hydrology, climate change, hydroinformatics, Professor of Nankai University, Tianjin, China and Adjunct Professor of University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
|Kim N. Irvine
Senior Editor - water quality, field studies, Professor of Geography and Planning and Director Center for Southeast Asia Environment and Sustainable Development Buffalo State State University of New York
Senior Editor - optimization, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Editor - stormwater management strategies, stream thermal modeling, BMP/LID design, and urban model development. Water resources design engineer at the Gannett Fleming consulting firm in Baltimore, MD
|James Y. Li
Senior Editor - low impact devices, Professor of Civil Engineering Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
|Ho Huu Loc
Editor - urban hydrometeorology, flood risks, and climate change, Assistant Professor in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Editor – sewer gas, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
|Edward A. McBean
Senior Editor - water supply, Professor of Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Senior Editor - Modeling, optimization and integrated assessment of urban water systems, Professor of Urban Water Management and Head of Institute, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Senior Editor - Europe, Associate Professor and Water Energy Environment Program Manager at 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 climate. Vice-President, NHC, Lasalle, QC
|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
|Steven J. Wright
Deputy Editor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
|Jy S. Wu
Senior Editor - hydraulics, Professor and Graduate Director Department of Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Redactors and Staff
Redactor, Retired Lecturer in Philosophy University of Guelph and Ryerson University, Guelph, ON
Assistant Redactor, Senior Engineer, CHI, Guelph, ON
Assistant Redactor, CHI, Guelph, ON
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:
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Thomas Hatcher, Ph.D.||Engineer, CH2M, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Michael Heralall||City of Brampton|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
The review process in brief
Upon receiving the full submission, a member of the Editorial Board will usually review the article him or herself and solicit at least one other external reviewer. An online consultation session is opened with the reviewer(s) once two reviews have been received, with any outstanding reviewers prompted to submit their review and join the discussion. The Reviewing editor will draft a decision letter, with input welcome from the other reviewer(s). A Senior editor is available at each stage to provide guidance and oversight of the process as a whole. 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 decision letter 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 inThe Journal of Water Management Modeling and must therefore be rejected, the letter 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-blind peer review). We also request each reviewer’s permission to reveal his or her identity and report to another journal, if the work is rejected and the author requests the reports for the purposes of submission to another journal.
The review process is strictly confidential and must be treated as such by reviewers. Reviewers should not contact anyone not directly involved with the assessment of the article, including colleagues or other experts in the field, unless this has been discussed and approved in advance by the Reviewing editor.
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