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.

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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Science Citation Index Impact Factor
2017 Impact Factor - 0.783; 2017 5-year Impact Factor - 1.077
2016 Impact Factor - 0.958; 2016 5-year Impact Factor - 1.116
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

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   Volume 44 2018
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Water SA Subject Editors 2018/19

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Published Date: 06 11 2018


Water SA Guide to Authors

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Water SA Editorial Board 2018_19

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Water SA Subject Editors 2018/19

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Water SA Guide to Authors

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Water SA Editorial Board 2018/19

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Review of whole-farm economic modelling for irrigation farming

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2011/12/13

Author: Grov├® B


Supplementary household water sources to augment potable municipal supply in South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Nel N; Jacobs HE; Loubser C; Du Plessis JA


Investigation into the kinetics of constructed wetland degradation processes as a precursor to biomimetic design

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Aylward L; Kappelmeyer U; Bonner R; Hecht P; Sheridan C


Effects of prolonged elevated water salinity on submerged macrophyte and waterbird communities in Swartvlei Lake, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Russell IA; Randall RM


Characterization of polychlorinated biphenyls in surface sediments of the North End Lake, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Kampire E; Rubidge G; Adams JB


BTEX compounds in water – future trends and directions for water treatment

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Fayemiwo OM; Daramola MO; Moothi K


Application of the water footprinting method and water accounting framework to a base metal refining process

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Osman A; Crundwell F; Harding KG; Sheridan CM


The use of bioassays to assess the toxicity of sediment in an acid mine drainage impacted river in Gauteng (South Africa)

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Singh P; Nel A; Durand JF


Occurrence and survival of pathogens at different sludge depths in unlined pit latrines in Kampala slums

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Nabateesa S; Zziwa A; Kabenge I; Kambugu R; Wanyama J; Komakech AJ


Fouling layer characterization and pore-blocking mechanisms in an UF membrane externally coupled to a UASB reactor

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/10/31

Author: Salazar-Peláez ML; Morgan-Sagastume JM; Noyola A


Spatial analysis of fluoride concentrations in drinking water and population at risk in Namibia

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Wanke H; Ueland JS; Hipondoka MHT


Modelling and water yield assessment of Lake Sibhayi

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Smithers JC; Gray RP; Johnson S; Still D


Land cover models to predict non-point nutrient inputs for selected biomes in South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Slaughter AR; Mantel SK


Gill net catch composition and catch per unit effort in Flag Boshielo Dam, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Sara JR; Weyl OLF; Marr SM; Smit WJ; Fouch├® PSO; Luus-Powell WJ


Discharge coefficient of semi-circular labyrinth side weir in subcritical flow

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Khalili M; Honar T


Design and implementation of a citizen technician–based suspended sediment monitoring network: Lessons from theTsitsa River catchment, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Bannatyne LJ; Rowntree KM; Van der Waal BW; Nyamela N


COD and colour removal from molasses spent wash using activated carbon produced from bagasse fly ash of Matahara sugar factory, Oromiya region, Ethiopia

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Nure JF; Shibeshi NT; Asfaw SL; Audenaert W; Van Hulle SWH


An assessment of recreational bank angling in the Free State Province, South Africa, using licence sale and tournament data

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Barkhuizen LM; Weyl OLF; Van As JG


Water service delivery challenges in a small South African municipality: Identifying and exploring key elements and relationships in a complex social-ecological system

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Weaver MJT; O'Keeffe J; Hamer N; Palmer CG


The use of two microbiotests to evaluate the toxicity of sediment from Mpumalanga, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Cloete YC; Shaddock BF; Nel A


Jumping the water queue: changing waterscapes under water reform processes in rural Zimbabwe

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Kemerink-Seyoum JS; Chinguno NLT; Seyoum SD; Ahlers R; Bolding JA; Van der Zaag P


Impacts of DEM resolution and area threshold value uncertainty on the drainage network derived using SWAT

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Wu M; Shi P; Chen A; Shen C; Wang P



Genetic characterization of Salmonella and Shigella spp. isolates recovered from water and riverbed sediment of the Apies River, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Ekwanzala MD; Abia ALK; Keshri J; Momba MNB


Experimental evaluation of helically coiled tube flocculators for turbidity removal in drinking water treatment units

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Soares de Oliveira D; Costa Teixeira E


Comparison of UV and ELS detectors in HSPEC analysis of natural organic matter in dam water

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Moodley KG; Sobantu P; Gericke G; Chetty DK; Pienaar DH


A modified version of the SMAR model for estimating root-zone soil moisture from time-series of surface soil moisture

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/07/28

Author: Faridani F; Farid A; Ansari H; Manfreda S



SuDS for managing surface water in Diepsloot informal settlement, Johannesburg, South Africa

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Fitchett A


Some attributes of snow occurrence and snowmelt/sublimation rates in the Lesotho Highlands: environmental implications

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Grab S; Linde J; De Lemos H


Simultaneous determination of naproxen, ibuprofen and diclofenac in wastewater using solid-phase extraction with high performance liquid chromatography

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Madikizela LM; Chimuka L


Sensitivity to selected contaminants in a biological early warning system using Anodonta woodiana (Mollusca)

Content Type: Water SA Journal Manuscript

Published Date: 2017/04/20

Author: Giari L; Vincenzi F; Fano EA; Graldi I; Gelli F; Castaldelli G


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