Josué Medellín-Azuara

Josué Medellín-Azuara

Position Title
Associate Director

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Josue is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Merced, and Associate Director at both the Center for Watershed Science and UC Agricultural Issues CenterJosue Medellin is interested in hydro-economic modeling of regional water resources systems, adaptation to climate change, consumptive use, and economic representation of water demands.

His professional experience includes environmental management positions for industry, and consulting and collaboration for non-governmental organizations such as the El Colegio de Mexico, Natural Heritage Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Public Policy Institute of California,  Stockholm Environment Institute and the World Bank.

He has led hydro-economic studies on adaptation to climate change in California, and water management on the US Mexico border, having developed Baja CALVIN in collaboration with the University of Baja California. Josue is a co-developer for the SWAP and the CALVIN models for water resources management in California. 

Josue serves as the Past Convener Official of the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum (CWEMF), a non profit and non-partisan organization to advance the usefulness of water and environmental models in California. 

Josue Medellin-Azuara CV (PDF).

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Large Scale Hydro-economic Modeling for Water Management and Policy Analysis
  • Water Management for Agricultural, Environmental, and Urban Uses
  • Agricultural Production Adaptation to Drought and Climate Change
  • Consumptive Water Use In Agriculture Using Remote Sensing
  • Impact Analysis Using Partial and General Equilibrium Models
  • Data Management Software Systems
Membership and Service
  • Agricultural Issues Center
  • California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum
  • Public Policy Institute of California
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • UC Merced