After completing the sixth volume, since the publication of its first edition of August, 2006, we are proud to state that Ambiente & água - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science, is now publishing its 17th edition with 20 articles evaluated and peer reviewed. Thanks to a great support received from the scientific community, especially authors and reviewers, all editions were published as scheduled. Our mission and goals are being achieved. The number of submissions has been continuously growing, allowing a critic selection of manuscripts to be published and as a result the quality of published articles is improving. We continue to practice the complete open access policy and fostering the visibility and securing data storage in additional hosts.