The journal aims to provide an international platform for the dissemination of research and engineering applications related to water and hydraulic problems in the Asia-Pacific region. The journal provides a wide distribution at affordable subscription rate, as well as a rapid reviewing and publication time. The journal particularly encourages papers from young researchers.

Papers that require extensive language editing, qualify for editorial assistance with American Journal Experts, a Language Editing Company that Elsevier recommends. Authors submitting to this journal are entitled to a 10% discount.

The journal welcomes papers in all topics of hydraulics, in particular articles on sustainable water management, water-health issues, environmental hydraulics, eco-hydraulics, coastal engineering and integration of hydraulics with hydrology. Inter-disciplinary problems and linkage of theory to field application are particularly encouraged. Solutions of water problems in the form of prediction models, flow simulations, engineering systems, monitoring, management strategies covering basic scientific investigations and/or experimental studies of flow behaviour, hydrodynamics, fate and transport of aquatic constituents, and related biological and chemical processes are all within the scope of the Journal.

The unique features of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of population density, economic growth, landscape, tradition and history require special treatment of water problems in the region. Each research article in the journal will contain a section describing actual or potential applications to the Asia-Pacific region. This will provide an effective forum for technical exchanges, joint projects, and technology transfer.

In addition to research articles, the journal also publishes review papers, invited papers, book reviews and technical communications. Special issues containing selected papers presented at the biennial IAHR-APD Congresses, in particular the IAHR-APD award papers, will be a regular feature of the journal.

Research articles: should be original contributions reporting a complete research work leading to the understanding and/or application of hydraulic knowledge based on theoretical, experimental, computational and/or other approaches. Papers combining theory and experiments or combining basic and applied research are strongly welcome.

Review papers: cover all important issues in hydraulics and water problems, and their application.

Technical communications: report large-scale or innovative hydraulic or water-related projects/issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Communications discussing scientific and technical views on particular issues and problems are also encouraged.

Invited papers: provide a forum for experienced researchers to share their experience and expertise to the Asia-Pacific forum.

Editorial board


  • S.U. Choi
    Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • A. Law Wing-Keung
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

Associate Editors

  • T. Asaeda
    Saitama University, Saitama, Japan
  • S. Bai
    Tetra Tech Inc Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • F. A. Bombardelli
    University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
  • E.S. Chan
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • J. Chen
    University of Hong Kong Environmental Materials Research Group, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • E-S Chung
    Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Nowon-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • S. Dey
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • M.S. Ghidaoui
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Z Guo
    University of Technology Brunei, Brunei and South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, China
  • D. Han
    University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • W. S. Han
    Yonsei University, Department of Earth System Sciences, Seodaemun-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • W. Huai
    Wuhan University, Department of Harbor, Waterway and Coastal Engineering, Wuhan, China
  • J-H. Hwang
    Dongguk University Department of Civil and Environmental System Engineering, Jung-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • Y.W. Jia
    China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China
  • J.J. Jiao
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • D. Kang
    Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • T.W. Kim
    Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • S.T. Kuh
    Monash University - Malaysia Campus, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
  • K.M. Lam
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • A.W.K. Law
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • C.W. Li
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Q. Liang
    Loughborough University School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • P.Z. Lin
    Sichuan University State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, Chengdu, China
  • C. Ng
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • V.T.V. Nguyen
    McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • J. Niu
    China Agricultural University Center for Agricultural Water Research in China, Beijing, China
  • S. Pagliara
    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • John Z. Shi
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • B. Sivakumar
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Department of Civil Engineering, Mumbai, India
  • V. Sundar
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
  • H. Tanaka
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • H.W. Tang
    Hohai University, Nanjing, China
  • A. Tominaga
    Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
  • C. Tsai
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • G.Q. Wang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • C. Yoo
    Korea University School of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Seongbuk-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • J.Y. Zhang
    Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Nanjing, China

International Advisory Board

  • R.A. Falconer
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • H.J.S. Fernando
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
  • J.H. Heo
    Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • A.W. Jayawardena
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • P.Y. Julien
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
  • W.S. Lung
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • B.W. Melville
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • A. Mynett
    IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands
  • B.S. Pani
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • I.W. Seo
    Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • V.P. Singh
    Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, Texas, United States
  • H. Wang
    China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China
  • Z.Y. Wang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • H. Woo
    Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
  • F.Y. Yazdandoost
    KN Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • C.K. Zhang
    Hohai University College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Nanjing, China