Welcome to the University of California, Merced Water Systems Management Lab!

The University of California, Merced Water Systems Management (WSM) Lab is devoted to combating issues relating to water availability, quality and distribution using modernized, interdisciplinary approaches. Topics of research interest in the lab include agricultural production, consumptive use, hydro-economic modeling and water-informatics.

Changes are coming to California!

Dr. Josue Medellin-Azuara was featured onbnnbloomberg.ca for the amazing research he is doing on the landscape of agriculture in California. Do you ever wonder if California will need to stop growing certain crops or how we will recharge California's water?   ...

The Water Systems Management Laboratory is hiring!

The Water Systems Management Laboratory is hiring! The laboratory is hiring for a  Academic Research Coordinator.The candidate is expected to act as an academic research coordinator providing support and coordination of research and administrative activities within...

The Water Systems Management Laboratory is hiring!

The Water Systems Management Laboratory is hiring!

How do we make farming sustainable in California?

How do we make farming sustainable in California?(Featuring Josue-Medellin-Azuara)In the week's Airtalk webcast, we hear from Dr. Josué Medellín-Azuara and his views on cultivating farming sustainability in California. This 25-minute podcast covers California's...

3 Challenges, 3 Errors, and 3 Solutions for climate change policy in California

3 Challenges, 3 Errors, and 3 Solutions for climate change policy in California  A new paper was published by Dr. Josue Medellin-Azuara, along with Dr. Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou, Jose M. Rodriguez-Flores,Humberto Flores-Landeros, Dr. Mahesh Maskey, Spencer...

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Economic Impacts of the 2021 Drought to California Agriculture

A summary of the important information relating to the current drought in California.

The 4th Climate Change Assesement

Currently the WSML is developing UC Merced’s 4th Climate Change Assesment Paper in conjunction with other UC Merced Labs. It has been submitted for publishing and should be online soon.

Open Ag Web Platforms

Open Ag is a model platform that focuses on cropping patterns resulting from the manipulation of water & land avalibility and major crop production variables such as price and yield. Currently this model has been applied to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Open DAP) and the State of Washington (Open AGWA).

WSML PI Josué Medellín-Azuara

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Water Systems Management

Under the immense ecological strains presented by climate change, rapid population growth and increasing global industrialization, sustainable management of water resources become a key factor in maintaining the health of the planet. While technological advancements play an important role in increasing the efficiency of our water use in agricultural, industrial, and domestic settings, directed efforts in allocation and end-use become necessary to ensure that this natural resource can satisfy human expansion rates. Along with the implementation of systems to reduce stress on water resources, the conduction of field studies and design of models are necessary for monitoring impact severity.

The University of California, Merced Water Systems Management Lab is devoted to combating issues relating to water availability, quality, and distribution using modernized, interdisciplinary approaches. Topics of research interest in the lab include agricultural production, consumptive use, hydro-economic modeling, and water informatics.

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