Tendenser och trender i tidskriften Vattens artiklar under 75 år /Tendencies and trends in articles published in Vatten – Journal of Water Management and Research during 75 years

The Journal of Water Management and Research (Vatten) celebrates 2019 its 75th anniversary with a special issue, republishing one article per decade from 1940 to 2010. In the present article, we summarize the development of Swedish water research and management based upon the material published in the journal. We read all issues of the journal, noting important trends, percentage of female authors etc. In total, 2015 articles have been published over 20,600 pages, written by 3,309 authors. During the first decades of the journal history, articles mainly dealt with pollution issues, manifested in, e.g., poor bathing water quality. During the 1950s and 1960s many papers described the expanding municipal waste water treatment with international outlooks, getting inspiration mainly from Germany. Acidification was a hot topic during the 70s and 80s. At the same time articles concerning storm water started to show up and subsequently increased in frequency. During the 90s and 00s wetlands gained popularity, which decreased again in the 10s. The first article on climate change was published already in 1987, but this topic did not become frequent until the 10s.