As a leading international publisher of water, wastewater and environmental publications, IWA Publishing offers a high-quality, cost-effective service with information delivery in both print and digital format providing researchers and professionals with up-to-date and authoritative resources. IWA Publishing produces 15 impact factor leading journals and a range of quality books, featuring cutting-edge research for academics as well as reference works and manuals of practice for professionals. For more information, download a catalogue or publications [at] (subject: Print%20Catalogue) (contact us).

Why publish with us

IWA Publishing is a leading international publisher of water, wastewater and environmental publications. We specialise in water and environmental scientific publications and we have a range of experience in this research area. We form partnerships with our authors and we want to help them achieve the widest reach for their work.

As a not-for-profit organization the net profit from the books publishing programme goes to the International Water Association (IWA) in the form of gift aid, which in turn helps support the work of Specialist Groups and Task Groups worldwide. 

We publish a holistic and thoughtfully curated collection of books. We have a backlist that exceeds 1,000 titles and we believe in publishing a catalogue of works that complement each other. Each book is unique for us and we present it in a way that it stands out on its own merits. 

IWA Publishing comprises a dedicated team of specialists that are experienced in both publishing and our subject areas. From Editorial and Digital Infrastructure to Marketing and Sales Distribution, the team that will be working with you will be able to help your book reach a worldwide community of researchers. Your title will be published in print and ebook formats simultaneously and production time is usually only 4 months from manuscript delivery to publication.

Open Access 
IWA Publishing are dedicated to increasing accessibility of important water-related research all over the world. In addition to our regular books programme, we also publish books and individual chapters as Open Access in return for a ‘book processing charge’. 

Worldwide Reach
IWA holds over 40 water-related conferences around the world every year and this provides excellent exposure for books to the international marketplace. IWA Publishing attends all major industry events throughout the world including Stockholm Water Week, Singapore Water Week and the World Water Forum.

We collaborate with leading researchers worldwide and by working with us you will be joining a valuable network. IWA has a world-wide network of 10,000 water professionals who are experts in research, practice, regulation, industry, consulting and manufacturing. IWA Publishing’s author list consists of renowned professionals and scientists at the forefront of research in water and the environment.  

Global distribution 
With extensive experience in the international distribution of scientific, technical and professional publications as well as specialist knowledge in the field, IWA Publishing offers the opportunity for significant sales worldwide. We have book agents and centres in Australia, Chinese Taiwan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, India, Japan, Middle East, UK, USA and Canada.  

As an IWA Publishing author you have access to a fantastic 50% discount. The discount is applied not only to your own book but also across our collection of books, ebooks, reference works and manuals of practice. Complimentary copies of your book are supplied on publication.

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