Meet the Editors: Water Resources Research


  • Mohi Kumar


On 1 January 2005, a five-member team assumed editorial responsibility for Water Resources Research (WRR). A year later the team of Brian Berkowitz, Amilcare Porporato, Thomas Torgersen, Scott Tyler, and Editor-in-Chief Marc Parlange are pleased with the successes of several changes to the journal.

“WRR is the international stage where new and emerging ideas are discussed and where the directions for scientific research in all aspects of hydrology are charted,” explained Porporato. “This is the reason why we have worked hard with our associate editors to attract ‘opinion papers,’ ‘inspired reviews,’ and, more recently,‘rapid communications.’” The aim of these new paper types is to encourage discussion of water resource issues relevant to society and to quickly present new results that advance theoretical, mathematical, technological, and experimental observations, Porporato said.