Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) Quarterly Publication
Number of Volumes 2
Number of Issues 8
Number of Articles 55
Number of Contributors 140
Article View 9,937
PDF Download 7,956
View Per Article 180.67
PDF Download Per Article 144.65
Number of Submissions 59
Rejected Submissions 3
Reject Rate 5
Accepted Submissions 54
Acceptance Rate 92
Time to Accept (Days) 80
Number of Indexing Databases 5
Number of Reviewers 113


Water Productivity Journal (WPJ) is a reviewed quarterly publication concerned with appropriate aspects of applied water management indices and modern techniqe in improving Water Productivity (WP). WPJ is a quarterly open access publication, which publishes of original research articles, review articles. There is no Article Processing Charge (APC) In this journal. WPJ has been launched with the help of young specialized editorial staff in order to improve Water Productivity in various users, especially in agriculture.

  • Concessionaire: vereskettesal 
  • Country of Publication: Iran
  • Director-in-Charge: Dr. Mahdi Sarai Tabrizi
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Saeid Eslamian
  • Publisher:Veresk Ettesal
  • Format: Electronic
  • Print ISSN: 2717-3062        Online ISSN:  2821-1103
  • Available from: 2020
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Language: English
  • Scope: Water Productivity (WP), Virtual Water (VW), Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Article Processing Charges: 0
  • Type of Journal: Research Article
  • Open Access: Yes
  • Indexed & Abstracted: SID-Google Scholar- MAGIRAN
  • Policy: Double Editorial Review, Double Blind Peer Review
  • Review Time: 2 month
  • Contact E-mail: water.productivity.journal2020@gmail.com
  • Alternate E-mail: wpj@vereskettesal.com
Irrigation Efficiency
Key contributors to uncertainties in irrigation scheduling

Danlu Guo; Arash Parehkar; Dongryeol Ryu; Andrew Western

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 5-22


  Introduction: Irrigation water is an expensive and limited resource. Previous studies show that irrigation scheduling can boost efficiency by 20-60%, while improving the water productivity by at least 10%. A key aspect of irrigation scheduling is accurate estimation of crop water use and soil water status, ...  Read More

Groundwater Productivity
An advanced tool to determine agriculture groundwater usage for irrigation to greenhouse facilities

Chan-Duck Jeong; Sung-Ho Song; Sang-Gee Seo; Byung Sun Lee

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 17-36


  Introduction: With the development of agricultural technology, it is possible to cultivate crops in winter at the greenhouse facility cultivation complex, and as the crop cultivation period has increased, the use of groundwater has increased. When calculating the amount of groundwater used, the utilization ...  Read More

Irrigation Network
Evaluation of economic loss due to irrigation system inefficiency: a case study of nepal gandak west canal irrigation system

Tikaram Baral; Dipak Bhardwaj; Bheshraj Thapa

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 39-52


  Introduction: The main objective of this study is to estimate the total economic loss due to inefficient supply of irrigation water in the command area of Nepal Gandak West Canal Irrigation System. Several approaches have been used for this purpose. The optimal level of water needed for different crops ...  Read More

Irrigation Network
Assessment of groundwater potential and threats for its sustainable use, case study of greater Thal Canal area from Punjab Pakistan

Ghulam Zakir-Hassan; Saleem Akhtar; Jehangir F Punthakey; Ghulam Shabir

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 53-72


  Introduction: The Indus River Basin is one the largest basins in the world having an area of 1.17 million Km2 which supplies water to a large contiguous irrigation system for about 90% of the food production in Pakistan. Due to rapid growth of population, agricultural intensification, climatic variability, ...  Read More

Climate Change
Socio-hydrological Resilience to Climate-induced Drought: A case of Naogaon, Bangladesh

Urmi Jahan Tanni; Nahrin Jannat Hossain; Md Mahfuzul Haque; Md Redwanul Islam

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 73-92


  Introduction: Drought poses significant environmental and economic threats in northwestern parts of Bangladesh. The area is characterized by long-dry weather pattern. Climate-change driven uncertainties such as low rainfall, precipitation and water scarcity puts more strain on agriculture and agro-based ...  Read More

Climate Change
Screening drought tolerance of alfalfa in early growing stages Bolormaa Bayarchimeg1, Ching-Hsiang

Bolormaa Bayarchimeg; Ching-Hsiang Hsieh

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 93-104


  Introduction: For nomadic herders like Mongolians, the continental climate of the country brings the biggest challenge, particularly during winter or spring when the temperature reaches -30⁰C or when the livestock deliver its off-spring. During this time, nutritious hay requirements become the key ...  Read More

Pressurized Irrigation
Evaluation of a Traveller Sprinkler System with Various Nozzles

R. K. Yatheendrdasan; J. Arathy; M. Rubasree; C. M. Shimola; R. Rajeswari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , 2021, , Pages 21-30


  Global climate change and its effect on water resources have further reduced the amount of water available for agriculture. Under this circumstance, the use of pressurized irrigation systems can be an option of enhancing the efficiency of water consumption. The mobile rain gun is very useful equipment ...  Read More

Climate Change
Impacts of Climate Change and Water Resources Management in the Southern Mediterranean Countries

Noureddine Gaaloul; Saeid Eslamian; Rim Katlance

Volume 1, Issue 1 , 2021, , Pages 51-72


  This study seeks to assess the effects of climate change on the agriculture sector across a number of Southern  Mediterranean countries and evaluate relevant policy measures addressing these challenges for the region. Agriculture is dependent on land and water use, and key activity for rural populations ...  Read More

Physical and Chemical Water Quality Parameters Sensing IoT Systems for Improving Water Productivity

João Miguel Santos; José Jasnau Caeiro; João Carlos Martins; João Filipe Santos; Patrícia Palma

Volume 1, Issue 2 , 2021, , Pages 33-46


  The paper presents a study of Internet of Things (IoT) systems used on physical and chemical water quality and resources sensing. The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, declaring a commitment to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation ...  Read More

Evaporation Reduction
Assessment and Simulation of Evaporation Front Depth and Intensity from Different Soil Surface Conditions Regarding Diverse Static Levels

Jamshid Piri; Anurag Malik; Ozgur Kisi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , 2021, , Pages 1-20


  The knowledge about soil evaporation is essential for improving water productivity (WP) in water-limited regions. Evaporation front (EF) depth and intensity (EI) are the most important components of agricultural activities and environmental issues, the physical characteristics of soil play a significant ...  Read More

Climate Change
Climate Change and Water Productivity


Volume 1, Issue 3 , 2021, , Pages 1-12


  Over the last three decades, climate change has emerged as one of the most crucial issues for humankind, with serious implications for sustainable development.  In recent decades, changes in climate have caused the impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Human ...  Read More

Institutional and regulatory arrangement for bulk water tariff system in Maharashtra state, India

Shivaji T. Sangle

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 March 2023


           Maharashtra is second highest populated, third largest in area, second urbanized and most industrialized state in India. Maharashtra State occupies the western and central part of the country and has geographical area of 307.58 Lakh ha, which includes ...  Read More

Irrigation Efficiency
The search for trade-off solutions for water resources management in the interests of the Kuban river basin irrigation systems

Buber Alexander; Bondarik Irina; Ratkovich Evgeniy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 March 2023


  The basin of the Lower Kuban is experiencing an acute shortage of water resources during the growing season. Every third year is low water year. Water Intake in the complex layout of rice irrigation systems   requires reliable forecasting and skilful management. The Report presents the results ...  Read More

Groundwater Productivity
Assessment of the Groundwater of UmErdhuma-Tayarat Aquifer for Various Purposes and Uses

Saeideh Parvizi; AbdulKarem Ahmed Meklef; hasan bardan aswad; Husam Muklef Nage; Noori Hamad Erzayek

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 30 December 2021


  A groundwater quality investigation has been carried out within Kasra-Nukhaib district (west Iraq), The physicochemical analyses of twenty-four groundwater samples collected from UmErdhuma-Tayarat Aquifer are used in the determination of groundwater assessment for various uses supported by standard limits ...  Read More

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