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

CAJWR is a bi-lingual, open-access, peer-reviewed e-Journal dedicated to all aspects of water management in the region of Central Asia.
It is published by Kazakh-German-University in Almaty, Kazakhstan (academic-waters.org/en
CAJWR does not have Article Processing Сharges (APC) and publication fees.


CAJWR is indexed in DOAJEBSCOIndexCopernicusGoogle Scholar, the Russian Science Index System (RINZ), Cite FactorROAD directory of open access scholarly resourcesCrossRef, and PublonsCAJWR 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).

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 working in the areas of Water Research in Central Asia and Eurasia Regions and familiarize them with each other’s achievements, not limiting its range to the national audience. It aims at strengthening the existing networks to support creation of the regional scientific community with the goal of developing scientific research.

Thematic clusters

The following subtopics are covered under each thematic cluster:

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.