Aims and Scope of Journal


The Journal of Water Resources, Engineering, Management and Policy (JWEMPO) - (E - ISSN 2683 - 6556) (ISSN 2619 - 8916) is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the dissemination of high-quality information on the science, policy, practice of water resources and management, irrigation, sanitation, hygiene and wastewater management at local, national and international levels.

The journal will publish original contributions including research, analysis, reviews, innovations, technical notes and commentary. It will emphasize on issues of concern in Tanzania, in the sub-region, the rest of Africa in addition to articles from other countries worldwide. The journal will provide a nexus for policy implementors, academia and researchers and those who are practicing in water supply and sanitation.


Water resources: source and catchment identification; resource mapping; transboundary waters; conservation; preservation; intermittent supply; storage and use; water access and quality; indigenous knowledge.

Management: community and utility water supplies; service levels and water coverage; water treatment; distribution; operation and maintenance; water use conflicts; basin management; water utilities issues; non-revenue water; indigenous knowledge.

Engineering issues: designs, water supply networks, wastewater treatment, quality and strength of pipes, solar energy systems design and maintenance, pump installations and maintenance, supply of spares, welding technologies, installation of electromechanical pumps, pipe network design using various software, networks automation.

Irrigation: agricultural and crop productivity, crop water use efficiency techniques; indigenous knowledge; crop water use modelling; agricultural water quality; erosion and sediment control; nutrient control; organic and non-organic techniques; rain fed agriculture; post harvesting management; food security.

Sanitation and Hygiene: collection; transport; treatment; use; discharge; on-site and off-site sanitation; resources recovery; waste management; faecal sludge management, public and private roles in waste and wastewater management; public routine clean up initiatives. Hygiene: behaviours; education; public awareness; change; cultural norms influence

Technical and managerial issues: characteristics of and constraints to conventional and innovative approaches; technical options and boundaries of technical applications; emerging issues; emergencies and disasters; impacts on health; poverty and development; sustainability; demand; marketing; organizing supply chains; value chain and additions

Institutional development: roles of public and private sector; capacity building; governance; education and training; gender roles; roles of cultural norms and traditions; organizational changes, change management, restructuring for enhanced efficiency.

Financing and economic analysis of water facilities and infrastructure: including cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis; role and impact of subsidies and incentives; user fees; capital cost contribution; financial instruments; innovations in financing; micro financing in water sector; roles of human resources, cash and in-kind contribution; free water attitudes; taxations; water sector investments.

National, Regional and International policies in Water sector: Development partnership modalities and effectiveness; Project earmarking and basket funding modalities and effectiveness; international targets; treaties, conventions and agreements; UN and international policy. Policy: examining all aspects and developments in the role of national water policy on service provision; human rights and rights-based approaches policy; developing appropriate and scaleable legal and regulatory approaches; by laws; norms and standards. Review of other relevant policies.

Sustainability of water and sanitation projects: Water infrastructure design and planning, community participation, operation and maintenance of water schemes, behavioral change, sustainability assessment, rural and urban water supply systems, project implementation and management, project funding, technical capacity, government support.

Research and innovations: Articles presenting research feedback introducing new ideas, innovations and inventions for the benefit of the water sector will also be accommodated.

Drought and Flood Management: Drought forecasting, drought preparedness and mitigation, erosion, flood management plans, Climatology, Human and environment interaction, flood modelling, flood risk management, flood protection, flood resilience, hazard zoning, flood impacts

ICT in the water management: Information and communication technology tools in water management, intelligent water metering, water business, smart water management.