Professor David Watkins has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, effective March 2016. The Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management is a leading journal in the field of water resources and has the highest impact factor of all ASCE journals. As the EIC, Dr. Watkins works with 20 associate editors to process 400 to 500 manuscripts submitted annually to the journal. Approximately 120 papers are published each year, examining social, economic, environmental, and administrative concerns relating to the conservation and use of water. Dr. Watkins previously served as an associate editor for the journal.