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.

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...

Community Perspectives and Environmental Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley: New published paper from the WSML lead by Humberto-Flores

A new Social Science publication about the peoples surrounding UC MercedA new paper was published by Humberto Flores-Landeros, along with Dr. Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou and Professor Josue Medellin-Azuara. The paper covers the personal environmental and...

Dr. Angel Fernandez-Bou leads a webinar for the Climate Hazards Center at UCSB.

Dr. Angel Fernandez-Bou contributes to multidisciplinary projects and communizes scientific knowledge to preserve resources and habitats for society and nature and at the same time developing low cost devices for environmental solutions.

Professor Medellin-Azuara quoted in a recent drought article in the Mercury News.

Professor Medellin-Azara is quoted in an article of a recent edition of the Mercury News. Graphics in the article were also created by WSML’s Jose M. Rodriguez-Flores.

The WSML welcomes two new Undergraduate Researchers!

The WSM Lab introduces our newest members undergraduates LaFrance Daniels and Duy Do.

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New CA Drought 2021

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

Please check back soon for this page!

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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