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Josue Medellin-Azuara

Josue Medellin-Azuara
Professional Title: 
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
hydro-economic models,economics of agricultural, environmental and urban water uses, adaptation to climate change, integrated wa
Bio: 
Josué Medellín-Azuara is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at UC Merced. He is also an Associate Director for the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the UC Agricultural Issues Center, an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and is a member of the Delta Social Science Task Force. His areas of expertise include development of large-scale hydro-economic models for water supply, economics of agricultural, environmental and urban water uses, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, integrated water management, and consumptive water use. He has also been the principal investigator for the recent California drought impact economic assessments with the Ag Issues Center and coauthored reports as a member of the Delta Social Science Task Force. Josué has degrees in engineering, business and economics, and he obtained his Ph.D. from UC Davis with dissertation on managing water for environmental flows in the Colorado River Delta.