Open Water Journal

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We are currently accepting submissions for the next issue of Open Water Journal™! If you are a researcher in the water science domain and have an original research paper, conference proceeding, software introduction, or dataset description that you would like to see published, we’d like to invite you to submit that research to be considered for publication in our next issue!

NOTE: The first four volumes of Open Water contain abstracts from previous OpenWater Symposia. Beginning in 2017, we are moving to a full peer-reviewed research article format with a goal to be ISI indexed in 2020!

We look forward to working with you!

Note: All publication fees are being waived for Volume 4 Issue 1

History of Open Water™

  • Open Water Symposium, Delft, The Netherlands, April 2011 (Open Water Journal Volume 1, Issue 1)
  • Open Water Journal website launched: August 2014
  • Open Water Symposium, Brussels, Belgium: September 2013 (Open Water Journal Volume 2, Issue 1)
  • Hosting agreement with BYU (website hosting), Bepress (journal management system), and HydroMap (journal owner/publisher): August 2015
  • Open Water Symposium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: September 2015 (Open Water Journal Volume 3, Issue 1)
  • Editorial Board Expanded: May 2016
  • Currently accepting submissions for Open Water Journal Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2017


Editor-in-Chief: Daniel P. Ames, Brigham Young University
Editors: Ann van Griensven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  Richard Hooper, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of
Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)
  Anthony Castronova, Utah State University
  Christina Bandaragoda, University of Washington
  Nigel Quinn, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2015) 2015 Open Water Symposium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Multipurpose Water Resource Planning and Management Using Nile Basin DSS in the Tana Sub Basin, Ethiopia
Habtam A. Mekonen, Melese M. Wondim, Addisu G. Dagnew, and Mikiyas G. Etichie


Economic valuation on participatory gully rehabilitation in the Ethiopian highlands
Getaneh K. Ayele, Azalu A. Gessess, Meseret B. Addisie, Seifu A. Tilahun, Tigist Y. Tebebu, Daregot B. Tenessa, Eddy J. Langendoen, Charles F. Nicholson, and Tammo S. Steenhuis


Ecological status of hot springs in Eastern Amhara Region: Macroinvertebrates diversity
Sisay Derso, Adebe Beyene, Melaku Getachew, and Argaw Ambelu


mWater: a free and open-access platform for water data sharing and collaboration
John Feighery, Rachel Smith, Clayton Grassick, and Annie Feighery


Optimizing Flood and Sediment Management of Spate Irrigation in Aba’ala Plains
K. A. Gebrehiwot, A. M. Haile, C. M. S. de Fraiture, A. D. Chukalla, and T. G. Embaye


Runoff mechanism assessment using SCS-CN method in the Upper Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia: Anjeni Watershed
Debebe L. Yilak, Christian D. Guzman, Seifu A. Tilahun, and Tammo S. Steenhuis


Hydrogeochemical Modeling of Emerging Micro-Pollutants from Drinking Water Systems in South Africa
Elijah Wanda, Titus Msagati, Bhekie Mamba, Edward Nxumalo, and Sabelo Mhlanga


Establishing Sediment Concentration Rating Curves in the Upper Blue Nile Basin
Mamaru A. Moges, Fasikaw A. Zemale, Muluken L. Alemu, Getaneh K. Ayele, Dessalegn C. Dagnew, Seifu A. Tilahun, and Tammo S. Steenhuis