As I write this, Water Science & Tehnology: Water Supply is currently in its 18th volume, but, as some of you may know the journal previously also published eighteen volumes as Water Supply. To mark our 19th Volume in 2019, we are making some changes that will cement the journal’s long standing reputation and steer it in a new direction for the foreseeable future.

Since 2011, WST: Water Supply has had its own Editorial Manager system, but has shared an Editorial Board and Editor-in-Chief as part of a suite of journals. This includes Water Science & Technology and Water Practice & Technology. In 2015, WST: Water Supply was awarded an Impact Factor, which has steadily increased ever since.

As part of these changes I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Professor Slobodan Djordjevic from the University of Exeter, in his new role as Editor-in-Chief of Water Supply.  His work is on the development and application of novel tools for simulation, visualisation and analysis of water quantity and quality and related environmental problems at various scales. He publishes widely and lectures on a range of subjects. Professor Djordjevic currently leads research at Exeter on seven research projects funded by UKRI, EU H2020 and bilateral programmes between UK and different Asian countries. Professor Djordjevic has been a long standing member of the WST: Water Supply Editorial Board and is someone that I am looking forward to working with to shape the new direction of this journal.

For 2019, a number of changes have been planned, including:

1. WST: Water Supply will revert to being known as Water Supply
2. Water Supply will increase the number of issues published per year from six to eight
3. The Editorial Board of Water Supply will split from that of Water Science & Technology.

Water Supply Aims & Scope will be broadened with a view of introducing more contemporary subjects. The new Editor-in-Chief is keen to make the journal more “global”, by encouraging contributions from parts of the worlds that have not been strongly presented in recent issues. We will also be looking at revising the list of classifications, in order to make the review process more efficient.

Michelle Herbert
Managing Editor
IWA Publishing

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