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Сentral Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR) ISSN: 2522-9060

CAJWR is a bi-lingual, open-access, peer-reviewed e-Journal dedicated to water and environmental-related aspects in Central Asia and the wider Eurasian region.

It is published by Kazakh-German-University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

CAJWR does not have Article Processing Сharges (APC) and publication fees.


CAJWR is indexed in DOAJ, EBSCO, IndexCopernicus, Russian Science Index System RINZ Cite Factor, ROAD directory of open access scholarly resources, CrossRef, and Publons. CAJWR is included in the list of the recommended journals by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan (order No 623 as of July 29, 2021).

Review Process

All articles are reviewed by two blind peer-reviewers, one from Central Asia and one from outside of the region. The reviewing process is supervised by an international editorial board with expertise in the region.


CAJWR seeks to reach all scientists focusing on water and environmental-related research in Central Asia and the wider Eurasian region and familiarize them with each other’s achievements, without limiting the range of the research to the national audience. It aims at strengthening the existing professional networks to support the creation of the regional scientific community with the goal of developing scientific research.

Thematic clusters

Climate and Environment:
  • Hydrological cycle in Central Asia.
  • Mountain hydrology (snow and glaciers).
  • Climate impact assessment on water resources.
  • Application of remote sensing data in hydrology.
  • Hydrological forecasting.
  • Climate variability and change.
  • Groundwater resources and modeling.
  • Flood Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Natural resources management.
  • Environmental policy and economics.
  • Decision aiding systems.
  • Hydro-economic modelling.
  • Water-energy-food nexus.
  • Agricultural policy and rural development.
  • Stakeholder analysis.
Water law and governance:
  • Water governance.
  • Water law.
  • Water cooperation and diplomacy.
  • Policy analysis.
Water infrastructure and management systems:
  • (Industrial) wastewater management.
  • (Industrial) wastewater treatment/reclamation.
  • Water quality.
  • Water treatment.
  • Urban water management.
  • Sewage sludge recycling.
  • Banks erosion.
  • Soil remediation.
  • Water infrastructure.

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