Water Conservation Science & Engineering is a journal designed to report high quality research that responds to 21st century water challenges, specifically in emerging multidisciplinary areas in the science and engineering of water conservation and assured supply.
The 21st Century began with significant parts of the world enduring sustained drought. The evidence is clear that climate change is resulting in the acceleration of drought conditions in many regions, making water an even more valuable commodity. Future water availability is increasingly globally recognised as a critical consideration to sustain the health and well-being of a rapidly expanding human population. 
In 2018 The United Nations declared the period 2018 – 2028 to be the “Water Action Decade” and its initiatives in this area are supported through several of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, but primarily Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation.  Goal 6 describes 8 targets that can be broadly described as:

  • Adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene
  • Improving water quality
  • Water use efficiency
  • Integrated water resources management
  • Protection and restoration of water sinks and sources
  • Alternative water sources
  • Local community approaches to improving water and sanitation management


Water Conservation Science & Engineering is a journal designed to respond to these challenges, publishing high quality research in developing multidisciplinary areas in sciences and engineering associated with water conservation and assured supply.

Water Conservation Science & Engineering offers high-quality and rigorous peer review, rapid decisions, high visibility, and is proud to host a truly international Editorial Board. The journal welcomes original contributions, potentially involving multidisciplinary research, that consider sustainable management and conservation of water as a valuable resource. Contributions should have relevance and implication on sustainable water conservation practices from individual household to community level, as well as on regional, national and international scales. This includes topics on novel and innovative materials, technological solutions, environmental monitoring and risk assessment.

Manuscripts that report only laboratory works without in-depth discussion and implications on improving water conservation practices will not be accepted for publication in the journal.

  • Focuses on wider applications of science and engineering in enhancing and promoting sustainable water conservation practices
  • Includes topics on novel and innovative materials, technological solutions, environmental monitoring and risk assessment
  • Hosts an international Editorial Board that offers high-quality and rigorous peer review, rapid decisions, and high visibility

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Meng Nan Chong,
  • Christopher P. Saint,
  • Phaik Eong Poh
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24,743 (2020)
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