Josué Medellín-Azuara

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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 (In PDF, updated January 2021).

A Decision Support System for Water Resources Management: An Application to Monterrey, Mexico
Advanced Hard Biofuels
Agricultural Production, Water Use and Employment
An Agent-Based Model of Farmer Decision Making in Jordan
California Fourth Climate Change Assessment
Delta Consumptive Water Use Comparative Study
Drought's Economic Impact on Agriculture
Economic Assessment of Payments of Hydrologic Environmental Services in Mexico
Integrated Environmental Modeling
Satellite Remote Sensing and Consumptive Water Use in the Delta
Sustainability-aware Management of Interdependent Power and Water Systems
Water Funds for the Ensenada Region
Water Modeling in Agricultural Production
Water Quality and Hydrodynamics
Positions and Roles: 
Associate Director
Research Interests: 
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
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