About Journal

Water Harvesting Research (WHR) is an international scientific journal, fully open access, peer-reviewed, electronic and print, the biannual publication concerned with water harvesting and water resources engineering. The WHR publishes novel and original research papers, research notes, and reviews of basic sciences as applied to water harvesting issues and analyses of the current papers providing that they are not published in or issued for other journals. The journal is available free of charge as an Open Access journal.


The WHR is published by University of Birjand and supported by the Iranian Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (Grade A). 


We would like to inform you that the Ministry of culture I.R. Iran has issued a permission to publish through the approval letter No. 75497. 


Topics of interest to WHR readers include:

  • Rainwater and floodwater harvesting: Issues and challenges
  • Optimum use of water harvested resources
  • Socio- economic impacts of water harvesting system
  • New reducing evaporation losses methods from water bodies
  • Water harvesting and soil moisture conservation

Open Access Statement:

 All articles published by Journal of Irrigation Sciences and Engineering (JISE) are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. The author retains copyright of their work, so all articles are made freely available to the widest audience possible.



As an author of an article published in Journal of Water Harvesting Research (WHR) you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work.


Review Time: 4-8 Weeks

Frequency: Semiannual



 License Agreement

 The commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) as currently displayed on (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).