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Journal Articles

Rodríguez-Flores, José M., , Fernandez-Bou, A. S., Ortiz-Partida, J. P., & Medellín-Azuara, J. (2023). Drivers of domestic wells vulnerability during droughts in California’s Central Valley. Environmental Research Letters, 19(1), 014003.

Rodríguez-Flores, J. M., Gupta, R. S., Zeff, H. B., Reed, P. M., & Medellín-Azuara, J. (2023). Identifying robust adaptive irrigation operating policies to balance deeply uncertain economic food production and groundwater sustainability trade-offs. Journal of Environmental Management, 345, 118901.

Ortiz-Partida, J. P., Fernandez-Bou, A. S., Maskey, M., Rodríguez-Flores, J. M., Medellín-Azuara, J., Sandoval-Solis, S., … & Kahil, T. (2023). Hydro-Economic Modeling of Water Resources Management Challenges: Current Applications and Future Directions. Water Economics & Policy, 9(1).

A.S. Fernandez-Bou, J.M. Rodríguez-Flores, A. Guzman, et al., “Water, environment, and socioeconomic justice in California: A multi-benefit cropland repurposing framework”, Science of the Total Environment (2022),

Rodríguez-Flores, J.M., Valero Fandiño, J.A., Cole, S.A. et al. “Global Sensitivity Analysis of a Coupled Hydro-Economic Model and Groundwater Restriction Assessment”. Water Resour Manage (2022).

Fernandez-Bou, Angel Santiago, et al. “3 challenges, 3 errors, and 3 solutions to integrate frontline communities in climate change policy and research: lessons from California.” Frontiers in Climate (2021): 104.

Rodríguez-Flores, José M., et al. “Insights from a calibrated optimization model for irrigated agriculture under drought in an irrigation district on the central Mexican high plains.” Water 11.4 (2019): 858.


Medellín-Azuara, J., Escriva-Bou, A., Rodríguez-Flores, J.M., Cole, S.A, Abatzoglou, J.T., Viers,J.H., Santos, N., and Sumner, D.A. Economic Impacts of the 2020-2022 Drought on California Agriculture (2022). A report for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Water Systems Management Lab. University of California, Merced 35p. Available at this link

Medellín-Azuara, J., Escriva-Bou, A., Abatzoglou, J.A., Viers, J.H, Cole, S.A., Rodríguez-Flores, J.M., and Sumner, D.A. (2022). “Economic Impacts of the 2021 Drought on California Agriculture. Preliminary Report.” University of California, Merced. Available at this link

Whipple, A. A., Safran, S. M., Zeleke, D., Wells, E., Deverel, S., Olds, M., Cole, S., Rodríguez-Flores,J. M., Guzman, A., Medellín-Azuara, J., Grenier, J. L. 2022. “Resilient Staten Island: Landscape Scenario Analysis Pilot Application.” Prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. SFEI Publication #1079, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA Available at this link

Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou, J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Chantelise Pells, Leticia M. Classen-Rodriguez,Vicky Espinoza, Jose M. Rodríguez-Flores, Lorenzo Booth, Julia Burmistrova, Alan Cai, Ariadna Cairo, John A.Capitman, Spencer Cole, Humberto Flores-Landeros, Alexander Guzman, Mahesh L. Maskey, Dalia Martínez-Escobar, Pedro Andres Sanchez-Perez, Jorge Valero-Fandiño, Joshua H. Viers, Leroy Westerling, and Josué Medellín-Azuara. 2021. Regional Report for the San Joaquin Valley Region on Impacts of Climate Change. California Natural Resources Agency. Publication number: SUM-CCCA4-2021-003.Available at this link

Blog Posts

Rodriguez-Flores, J.M., Cole, S.A., Guzman A., Medellín-Azuara, J., Lund, J.R., Sumner, D.A. (2021). Lessons from Three Decades of Evolution of Cropland use in the Central Valley. 09/05/2020. California Water Blog. Available at this link