WSM Lab Recent Publications

Underrepresented, understudied, underserved: Gaps and opportunities for advancing justice in disadvantaged communities.

Fernandez-Bou, A., Ortiz-Partida, J. P., Dobbin, K., Flores-Landeros, H., Bernacchi, L., Medellín-Azuara, J. (2021). Underrepresented, understudied, underserved: Gaps and opportunities for advancing justice in disadvantaged communities. Environmental Science & Policy, 122, 92–100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.014

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Lagrangian relaxation based on improved proximal bundle method for short-term hydrothermal scheduling.

Yan, Z., Liao, S., Cheng., Medellín-Azuara, J., & Liu, B. (April 2021) “Lagrangian relaxation based on improved proximal bundle method for short-term hydrothermal scheduling.” Sustainability. 13(9), 4706; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094706

A coupled human-natural system analysis of freshwater security under climate and population change

Yoon, J., Klassert, C., Selby, P., Lachaut, T., Knox, S., Avisse, N., Harou, J., Tilmant, A., Klauer, B., Mustafa, D., Sigel, K., Talozi, S., Gawel, E., Medellín-Azuara, J., Bataineh, B., Zhang, H. Gorelick. (2021) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118 (14). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2020431118 

California’s food-energy-water system: An open source simoulation model of adaptive surface and groundwater management in the Central Valley

Zeff, H. B., Hamilton, A. L., Makek, K., Herman, J. D., Cohen, J., Medellín-Azuara, J., Reed, P., Characklis, G. (2021) Environmental Modelling and Software. 141 (9). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2021.105052 

Hybrid Linear and Nonlinear Programming Model for Hydropower Reservoir Optimization

Dogan, M., Lund., J. R., Medellín-Azuara, J. (2021). Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 147 (3). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001353 

Bayesian machine learning ensemble approach to quantify model uncertainty in predicting groundwater storage change

Yin, J., Medellín-Azuara, J., Escriva-Bou, A., Liu, Z. (2021) Science of The Total Environment 769 (1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144715 

A Glass Half Empty: Limited Voices, Limited Groundwater Security for California

Bernacchi, L. A., Fernandez-Bou, A., Viers, J.H., Valero, J. and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2020). Science of The Total Environment 738 (41). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139529  

Ecosystem services in vineyard landscapes: a focus on aboveground carbon storage and accumulation.

Williams, J.N., Morandé, J.A., Vaghti, M.G., Medellín-Azuara, J., & Viers, J. H.  (November 2020) Carbon Balance Manage 15 (23). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13021-020-00158-z 

sUAS Remote Sensing of Vineyard Evapotranspiration Quantifies Spatiotemporal Uncertainty in Satellite-borne ET Estimates

Kalua, M., Rallings., A. M., Booth, L., Medellín-Azuara, J., Carpin, S., and Viers, J. (Oct. 2020)Remote Sensing 12 (19): 3251 https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12193251 

The economic value of water and policy implications in Southern Brazil

Mattiuzi, C., Marques, G. Medellin-Azuara, J. Dalcin, A.P. (August 2020). Water Management. 0 (0): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1680/jwama.19.00084

Drought and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 2012–2016: Environmental Review and Lessons.

Durand, J R., Bombardelli, F., Fleenor, W. E., Henneberry, Y., Herman, J., Jeffres, C., Leinfelder–Miles, M., Lund, J. R., Lusardi, R., Manfree, A. D., Medellín-Azuara, J., Milligan, B., et al. (2020). San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 18 (2). https://doi.org/10.15447/sfews.2020v18iss2art2. 

Multipurpose Reservoir Operation: A Multi-Scale Tradeoff Analysis between Hydropower Generation and Irrigated Agriculture

Gonzalez, J., Olivares, M., Medellín-Azuara, J. and Moreno, R. (2020). Water Resources Management. 34, 2837-2849 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-020-02586-5. 

Planning for Groundwater Sustainability Accounting for Uncertainty and Costs: An Application to California’s Central Valley

Escriva-Bou, A., Hui, R., Maples, S., Medellín-Azuara, J., Harter, T., and Lund. J.R. (2020).  Journal of Environmental Management 264 (12). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110426.

Land-Use Optimization for Sustainable Agricultural Water Management in Pajaro Valley, California

Garza-Díaz, L. E., DeVincentis A. J., Sandoval-Solis S., Azizipour M., Ortiz-Partida J. P., Mahlknecht J., Cahn, M., Medellín-Azuara, J., Zaccaria D., and Isaya, K. (2019).  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 145 (12). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001117.

Statewide Effects of Ending Long-Term Groundwater Overdraft in California

Dogan M. S., Buck I., Medellin-Azuara J., and Lund, J.R. (2019).Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 145 (9). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001096.

Does More Storage Give California More Water?

Nover, D. M., Dogan, M. S., Ragatz, R., Booth, L., Medellín‐Azuara, J., Lund, J.R. and Viers, J. R. (2019) JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 55 (3): 759–71. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12745.

Reassessing Water Allocation Strategies and Conjunctive Use to Reduce Water Scarcity and Scarcity Costs for Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Brazil

Mattiuzi, C. D. P., Marques, F. and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2019).Water 11 (6): 1140. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11061140.

Insights from a Calibrated Optimization Model for Irrigated Agriculture under Drought in an Irrigation District on the Central Mexican High Plains

Rodríguez-Flores, J. M., Medellín-Azuara, J. Valdivia-Alcalá, R. Arana-Coronado, O. and García-Sánchez, R.C. (2019).Water 11 (4): 858. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11040858.

Domestic well reliability: evaluating supply interruptions from groundwater overdraft, estimating costs and managing economic externalities

Gailey, R.M., Lund, J.R. & Medellín-Azuara, J. (2019). Hydrogeology Journal 27 (4); 1159–1182 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-019-01929-w

Maximizing on-farm groundwater recharge with surface reservoir releases: a planning approach and case study in California, USA

Gailey, R.M., Fogg, G.E., Lund, J.R. and Medellin-Azuara, J. (2019).  Hydrogeology Journal 27 (4): 1183 -1206. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-019-01936-x

Developing a Water-Energy-GHG Emissions Modeling Framework: Insights from an Application to California’s Water System

Escriva-Bou, A., Lund, J.R.  Pulido-Velazquez, M.  Hui, R. and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2018).Environmental Modelling & Software 109 (11): 54–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.011.

Estimating the Economic Value of Interannual Reservoir Storage in Water Resource Systems

Khadem, M., Rougé, C., Harou, J. J., Hansen, K. M., Medellin‐Azuara, J. and Lund, J. R. (2018).  Water Resources Research 54 (11): 8890–8908. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017WR022336.

An Open-Source Python Implementation of California’s Hydroeconomic Optimization Model

Dogan, M. S., Fefer, M., Herman, J.D., Hart, Q.J., Merz, J., Medellín-Azuara, J.and J. R. Lund. (2018).  Environmental Modelling & Software 108 (10): 8–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.07.002.

Linking Local Appreciation with Conservation of an Edible Fruit Species: The Case Study of Ilama (Annona Diversifolia Saff.) in Tierra Caliente, Mexico

Lefebvre, C., Segura, S., Carmona, A, Mathuriau, C. Barrios, S., Andres, J., and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2018). Natural Resources 9 (10): 337–53. https://doi.org/10.4236/nr.2018.910021.

Lessons from California’s 2012–2016 Drought.

Lund, J., Medellín-Azuara, J., Durand, J., and Stone, K. (2018).  Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management 144 (10): https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000984

Harnessing Cross-Border Resources to Confront Climate Change

Aburto-Oropeza, O., Johnson, A.F., Agha, M., Allen, E.B., Allen, M. F., González, J. A., Arenas-Moreno, D., Medellin-Azuara, J., et al. (2018).

Environmental Science & Policy 87 (9): 128–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.01.001.

Field-Scale Assessment of Land and Water Use Change over the California Delta Using Remote Sensing.” Remote Sensing

Anderson, M., Gao, F., Knipper, K., Hain, C., Dulaney, W., Baldocchi, D., Eichelmann, E., Hemes, K., Yang, Y., Medellín-Azuara, J., Kustas, W. (2018). 10 (6): 889. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10060889.

Full Flood Cost: Insights from a Risk Analysis Perspective

Fadel, A. W., Marques, G. Goldenfum, J. Medellín-Azuara, J.  and Tilmant, A. (2018) Journal of Environmental Engineering 144

(9): 1. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001414.

Economic and Policy Drivers of Agricultural Water Desalination in California’s Central Valley

Welle, P. D., Medellín-Azuara, J., Viers, J.H., and Mauter, M. (2017).  Agricultural Water Management 194 (December): 192–203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2017.07.024.

Performance of Rainwater Harvesting Systems under Scenarios of Non-Potable Water Demand and Roof Area Typologies Using a Stochastic Approach

Lopes, V.A.R., Marques, G. F., Dornelles, F., Medellin-Azuara, J. (2017). Journal of Cleaner Production 148 (April): 304–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.132.

Planning for Infrastructure Capacity Expansion of Urban Water Supph an Integrated Simulation-Optimization Approach

Fraga, C.S., Medellín-Azuara, J. and Marques, G.F. (2017). Sustainable Cities and Society 29 (February): 247–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2016.11.003.

Integrating Complex Economic and Hydrologic Planning Models: An Application for Drought under Climate Change Analysis

Forni, L. G., Medellín-Azuara, J. Tansey, M., Young, C. Purkey,D. and Howitt, R.E. (2016).Water Resources and Economics 16 (October): 15–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wre.2016.10.002.

Valoración Económica Del Agua Potable En La Delegación Iztapalapa, D. F.

Sandoval-Romero, F., Valdivia-Alcalá, R., Cuevas-Alvarado, C.M., Hernández-Ortiz, J., Medellín-Azuara, J., Hernandez-Avila, A. (2017).  Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agrícolas 7 (6): 1467. https://doi.org/10.29312/remexca.v7i6.207.

The California Case: Managing Groundwater in Irrigated Agriculture

Medellín-Azuara, J. (2016). Harvard College Review of Environment and Society, 3:11-12. Invited contribution.

Economic and Water Supply Effects of Ending Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley

Nelson, T., Chou, H. Zikalala, P.G.,  Lund, J.R., Hui, R. and Medellín–Azuara, J. 2016.  San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 14 (1). https://doi.org/10.15447/sfews.2016v14iss1art7.

Reservoir Operating Rule Optimization for California’s Sacramento Valley

Nelson, T., Hui, R. Lund, J.R. and Medellín–Azuara, J. (2016). San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 14 (1). https://doi.org/10.15447/sfews.2016v14iss1art6.

Combining Physical and Behavioral Response to Salinity

MacEwan, D., Howitt, R.E. and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2016). Water Economics and Policy 02 (01): 1650010. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2382624X16500107.

Hydro-Economic Analysis of Groundwater Pumping for Irrigated Agriculture in California’s Central Valley, USA

Medellín-Azuara, J MacEwan, D. Howitt, R. Koruakos, G., Dogrul, C. Brush, C. Kadir, T., Harter, T., Melton, F. and J.R. Lund. (2015).  Hydrogeology Journal 23 (6): 1205–16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-015-1283-9. Winner Editor Choice Award 2015.

Economic Feasibility of Irrigated Agricultural Land Use Buffers to Reduce Groundwater Nitrate in Rural Drinking Water

Mayzelle, M., Viers, J., Medellín-Azuara, J. and Harter, T. (2015).Sources. Water 7(1):12-37. https://doi.org/10.3390/w7010012.

Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Medellín-Azuara, J. Howitt, R.E. Hanak, E., Lund, J.R. and Fleenor, W.E. (2014). San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal. 12(1):1-16.

Optimizing the dammed: Water supply losses and fish habitat gains from dam removal in California

Null, S. Medellín-Azuara, J., Escriva-Bou, A., Lent, M., Lund, J.R. (2014)  Journal of Environmental Management, 136:121-131.

Climate Change Adaptations for California’s San Francisco Bay Area Water Supplies

Sicke, W.S., Lund, J.R., and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2013). British Journal of Environment and Climate Change. 3(3):292-315.

Household Water Use And Conservation Models Using Monte Carlo Techniques

Cahill, R., Lund, J.R., DeOreo, B. and Medellín-Azuara, J. (2013). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 10(4):4869-4900.

Agro-Economic Analysis of Nitrate Crop Source Reductions

Medellín-Azuara, J, Rosenstock, T., Howitt, R.E., Harter, T., Jessoe, K., Dzurella, K., Pettygrove, S., Lund, Jay R. (2013).  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 139(5):501-511.