Josue Medellin-Azuara, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor
University of California Merced

Josué Medellín-Azuara is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Merced. He is also an Associate Director of the UC Agricultural Issues Center, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. His areas of expertise include development of large-scale hydro-economic models for water supply, economics of agricultural, environmental and urban water uses, adaptation to climate change, integrated environmental, and consumptive water use. He has a special interest in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and other areas of California. Josué expertise also includes economic impact studies with emphasis on the agriculture-related sector. He has experience working for industry and as consultant for government agencies, NGOs, industry and academia including the Natural Heritage Institute, the Stockholm Environment Institute, The World Bank, the Catholic University of Chile and the University of Rio Grande do Sul. Recently, he’s been the principal investigator for studies on integrated modeling and consumptive use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Josué has served as an official for the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum since 2013. Josué has degrees in engineering, business and economics, and he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis with dissertation on managing water in the Colorado River.

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