Jay R. Lund


Research and Teaching Interests

Jay Lund has research and teaching interests in the application of systems analysis, economic, and management methods to infrastructure and public works problems. His recent work is primarily in water resources and environmental system engineering, but with substantial work in solid and hazardous waste management, dredging and coastal zone management, and some dabbling in urban, regional, and transportation planning. While most of this work involves the application of economics, optimization, and simulation modeling, his interests also include more qualitative policy, planning, and management studies.  Examples of this work can be found below.

Jay’s CV

Examples of completed student research

Examples of current student research:


  • Kathy Schaefer – Flood insurance and risk management


  • Lindsay Murdoch – Environmental flows optimization with seasonal uncertainty
  • Trevor Kent – Economics of conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water

UC Davis Graduate Programs

Other Water System Analysis Faculty AdvisersProfessor Jonathan Herman, Professor Sam Sandoval, Professor Josue Medellin-Azuara (UC Merced), and Professor Alvar Escriva-Bou (UCLA)

Major Research Areas

Large-Scale Water – Environmental System Management

Large-scale regional water systems provide much of the world’s water supply, flood control, and hydropower, and have major effects on the environment and recreation. Research in this area has involved several studies in large-scale optimization for water supply, flood control, and conflict resolution among multiple purposes.  Both practical and theoretical aspects of this problem are of interest.  Combining theory with applied policy is especially interesting.  Examples include:

  • Economically-driven simulation of California’s Friant-Kern System, using MODSIM software (FREDSIM)
  • Reservoir operating rules from long-term deterministic optimization models or derived from explicit performance objectives,
  • Use of optimization models for seasonal water system operation studies,
  • Application of the network optimization model HEC-PRM to the Missouri River system and the Columbia River system,
  • Flood control optimization studies (Lower American River, California; Iowa and Des Moines Rivers, Iowa; and theory),
  • Conflicts among interested parties related to the operation of large water resource systems (California and the Truckee-Carson system), and
  • How computer modeling and data can help structure, clarify, and resolve conflicts, and the limitations of modeling in these roles.

The most ambitious of these projects is the CALVIN project, developing a California-wide economic-engineering optimization model for water supply and environmental purposes.  This project is in collaboration with Richard Howitt of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  It has found numerous applications.

Integrated Urban Water Supply Planning and Management

Urban water supply planning, in California, the U.S., and the rest of the world, requires integrated design and management of often diverse water supplies (including water transfers and wastewater reuse) and various water conservation measures. Research in this area has involved:

Water Transfers and Markets

Water transfers or markets have become a commonly-suggested solution for water problems, particularly in the western U.S. Recent work in this areas has:

  • Least-cost water purchases for California’s Environmental Water Account
  • Use of large-scale optimization models for investigating the value of water markets in California (CALVIN)
  • Reviewed the variety of water transfer forms in California,
  • Examined the several roles that water transfers can have in urban water supplies,
  • Explored the potential for transferable drought water rations for urban systems,
  • Applied optimization modeling for finding the least-cost mix of various types of water transfers for urban water supplies, given variability in supply system yields, and
  • Developed planning methods for integrating various forms of water transfers with demand management and traditional supplies for urban water systems.

California Drought Water Transfer Report (1992) (579 kb)

Water Transfers in Water Resource Systems (1995)
Recent California Water Transfers: Implications for Water Management (1995)

Reservoir Operation

Reservoirs are a major component of water management systems.  Their operation has substantial effects on the performance of overall water systems.  Research in this area focuses on the development of operating rules which are derived to be optimal in terms of operating objectives and the integration of reservoir operations into the policy, planning, and operations of integrated water resource systems:

  • Rules for reservoirs in series and in parallel,
  • Water quality rules for reservoirs in parallel,
  • Optimal rules for conjunctive use of surface and groundwater storage,
  • Optimal hedging rules for drought operations,
  • Hydropower operating rules,
  • Drought storage allocation rules,
  • Integrated reservoir operations (see preceeding headings),
  • Reservoir operations with climate change
  • Still more reservoir operating rules.
Economic Design and Evaluation of Stormwater Quality Management

(Currently inactive in this area) Non-point sources, such as stormwater, have come to dominate water quality concerns for the environment. Non-point sources also are expensive and difficult to manage, monitor, and evaluate in terms of technical performance. Our work has applied contemporary methods in cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis to evaluate the desirability of different stormwater quality control measures, including both their costs and their likely water quality benefits. Specific products include:

  • Review of methods for estimating the economic value of water quality benefits from stormwater management.
  • An economic evaluation of the benefits and costs of stormwater quality management for a major urban creek in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Systems Engineering for Municipal Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

(Currently inactive in this area)  Municipal solid waste management has become more complex in recent years with increases in disposal costs and environmental concerns and legislation. In trying to apply systems analysis and economic techniques to this engineering problem, we have:

  • Examined the potential role of pricing for optimally depleting existing landfill capacity,
  • Developed methods for least-cost planning of recycling measures to extend landfill lifetimes,
  • Examined the least-cost sizing of modules within landfills,
  • Applied linear programming to the least-cost preliminary design of central material recovery facilities (CMRFs),
  • Developed a spreadsheet-based software package for integrated solid waste management (GIGO), composed of a web of modular models of individual solid waste management operations, and
  • Developed Economic Risk Analysis for Evaluation of Industrial Waste Minimization.

GIGO Solid Waste Management Model (Compressed EXCEL and WORD files):  Spreadsheets (1993) ,Documentation (1993)

Economic and Risk-based Planning of Dredging and Beach Nourishment Systems

(Currently inactive in this area)  Waterborne commerce  relies on effective and efficient maintenance of ports and waterways.  The economic design of beach nourishment turn out to have similar physical processes and mathematical forms.  Several projects with various Corps of Engineers offices examined these issues.


Critical Problems in California Water Policy (Winter 2013)

The New Geography of California Water (Spring 2004)

  • Deterministic Optimization and Design Notes (ECI 153)
  • Water Resources Engineering Planning (ECI 155)
  • Water Resources Simulation (ECI 146)
  • Engineering Hydrology (ECI 142)
  • Hydraulic Engineering (ECI 141)
  • Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory (ECI 141L)
  • Civil Engineering Planning
  • Coastal Engineering

A three-page style guide for papers, reports, and theses

A dozen classic readings in water resources management

Approaches to Long-Term Water Planning (2021)

Water supply system reliability overview for the novice (2019) (youtubeppt)


  1. Spring, M., et al, Reckoning with the U.S. Role in Ocean Plastic Waste, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, December 2021. (One of 10 authors)
  2. Barten, P.K., et al, Review of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Watershed Protection Program, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, August 2020. (One of 17 authors)
  3. Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, and B. Thompson, Managing California’s Water:  From Conflict to Reconciliation, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, CA, 350 pp., February 2011.
  4. Lund, J., E. Hanak, W. Fleenor, W. Bennett, R. Howitt, J. Mount, and P. Moyle, Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin DeltaUniversity of California Press, Berkeley, CA, February 2010. (Earlier version and appendices available from ppic.org and watershed.ucdavis.edu.)
  5. National Research Council Committee on Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River, Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River Basin, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, November 2007. (One of 14 authors)
  6. Lund, J., E. Hanak, W. Fleenor, R. Howitt, J. Mount, and P. Moyle, Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, CA, 300 pp., February 2007.

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Yao, Y. J. Lund, and T. Harter, “Conjunctive Water Management for Agriculture with Groundwater Salinity,” Water Resources Research, 58, e2021WR031058, October 2022.
  2. Choueiri, Y., J. Lund, J. London, and E. Spang, “(Un)Affordability of Informal Water Systems: Disparities in a Comparative Case Study in Beirut, Lebanon”. Water 2022, 14, 2713. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14172713
  3. Choueiri, Y., et al., “Energy-Water Nexus of Formal and Informal Water Systems in Beirut, Lebanon“, Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 2022.
  4. Bellido-Leiva, F., R.A Lusardi, and J.R Lund, “Quantification of off-channel inundated habitat for Pacific Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) along the Sacramento River, California, using remote sensing imagery”, Remote Sensing, Vol 14(6), 1443, March 2022.
  5. Serra-Llobet, A., S. Jähnig, J. Geist, M. Kondolf, C. Damm, M. Scholz, J. Lund, J. Opperman, S.h Yarnell, A. Pawley, E. Shader, J. Cain, A. Zingraff-Hamed, T. Grantham, B. Eisenstein, R. Schmit, “Restoring Rivers and Floodplains for Habitat and Flood Risk Reduction: Experiences in Multi-Benefit Floodplain Management from California and Germany,” Frontiers in Environmental Science, Freshwater Science, 16 March 2022.
  6. Gailey, R., J. Lund, and J. Philipp, “Domestic well failure mitigation and costs in groundwater management planning: observations from recent groundwater sustainability plans in California, USA“, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 30, January, pp. 417–428, 2022.
  7. Zeng, X., J. Lund, and X. Cai, “Linear Versus Nonlinear (Convex and Concave) Hedging Rules for Reservoir Optimization Operation,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 57, Issue 12, Dec. 2021

  8. Null, S.E., M.A. Olivares, F. Cordera, and J. Lund, “Pareto optimality and compromise for environmental water management,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 57, e2020WR028296, 2021.
  9. Stone, K.M., R.M. Gailey, and J.R. Lund, “Economic tradeoffs in groundwater management during drought: a case study in Tulare County, California”, Hydrogeology Journal, November, 2021.
  10. Lund, J., “Approaches to Planning Water Resources,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Volume 147, Issue 9. September 2021.
  11. Bellido Leiva, F., R.L. Lusardi, J.R. Lund, “Modeling the effect of habitat availability and quality on endangered winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawystscha) production in the Sacramento Valley,” Ecological Modelling, Vol. 447, May 2021.
  12. Dogan, M., J. Lund, J. Medellin, “Hybrid linear and nonlinear programming model for hydropower reservoir optimization,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 147, Iss. 3, March 2021.
  13. Lund, J., “Systems Engineering Knowledge and Skills for Water and Environmental Problems,” Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, DOI: 10.1080/10286608.2020.1850701, 2020.
  14. Durand, J., F. Bombardelli, W. Fleenor, Y. Henneberry, J. Herman, C. Jeffres, M. Leinfelder-Miles, J. Lund, R. Lusardi, B. Milligan, A. Manfree, J. Medellín-Azuara, and P. Moyle, “Drought and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, 2012-2016: Environmental Review and Lessons,”San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 18, Iss. 2, June 2020.
  15. Escriva-Bou, A., R. Hui, S. Maples, J. Medellín-Azuara, T. Harter, and J. Lund “Planning for Groundwater Sustainability Accounting for Uncertainty and Costs: an Application to California’s Central Valley,”Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 264, 110426, June 2020.
  16. Escriva-Bou, A., H. McCann, E. Hanak, J. Lund, B. Gray, E. Blanco, J. Jezdimirovic, B. Magnuson-Skeels, and A. Tweet, “Water Accounting in the Western U.S., Australia and Spain: a Comparative Analysis,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 146, Iss. 3, March 2020.
  17. Lettenmaier, D.P. and J.R. Lund, “How Will Climate Change Affect California’s Water Resources?,”The Bridge, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 24-32, Spring 2020.
  18. Liu, B., J. Lund, S. Liao, X. Jin, L. Liu, and C. Cheng, “Optimal power peak shaving using hydropower to complement wind and solar power uncertainty,Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 209, April 2020.
  19. Liu, B., J. Lund, L. Liu, S. Liao, G. Li, and C. Cheng, “Climate Change Impacts on Hydropower in Yunnan, China,”Water, 12, 197; doi:10.3390/w12010197, January 2020.
  20.  Knox, S., J. Tomlinson, J. Harou, P. Meier, D. Rosenberg, J. Lund, and D. Rheinheimer, “An open-source data manager for network models,” Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol. 122, Dec. 2019.
  21. Pinter, N., J. Lund, and P. Moyle. “The California Water Model: Resilience through Failure,” Hydrological Processes, Vol. 22, Iss. 12, pp. 1775-1779, 2019.
  22. Dogan, M., I. Buck, J. Medellin-Azuara, and J. Lund, “Statewide Effects of Ending Long-Term Groundwater Overdraft in California,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol 149, No. 9, September, 2019.
  23. Nover, D., M. Dogan, R. Ragatz, L. Booth, J. Medellin-Azuara, J. Lund, and J. Viers, “Does More Storage Give California More Water?” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 55, Issue 3, pp. 759-771, June 2019.
  24. Gailey, R., J. Lund, and J. Medellin-Azura, “Domestic well supply reliability during drought: stress testing for groundwater overdraft and estimating economic costs”, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp 1159–1182, June 2019.
  25. Gailey, R., G. Fogg, J. Lund, and J. Medellin-Azura, “Maximizing on-farm groundwater recharge with surface reservoir releases: a planning approach and case study”, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp 1183–1206, June 2019.
  26. Khadem, M., C. Rougé, J.J. Harou, K.M. Hansen, J. Medellin-Azuara, J.R. Lund, “Estimating the economic value of inter-annual reservoir storage in water resource systems,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 54, Iss. 11, pp. 8890-8908, November 2018.
  27. Escriva-Bou, A., J. Lund, M. Pulido-Velazquez, R. Hui, and J. Medellin-Azuara, “Saving energy from urban water demand management,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 54, Iss. 7, pp. 4265-4276, July 2018.
  28. Escriva-Bou, A., Lund, J., Pulido-Velazquez, M., Hui, R., & Medellín-Azuara, J. (2018). Developing a water-energy-GHG emissions modeling framework: Insights from an application to California’s water system. Environmental Modelling & Software, 109, 54–65.
  29. Lund, J.R., J. Medellin-Azuara, J. Durand, and K. Stone, “Lessons from California’s 2012-2016 Drought,” J. of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol 144, No. 10, October 2018.
  30. Dogan, M. , M. Fefer, J. Herman, Q. Hart, J. Merz, J. Medellin-Azuara, and J. Lund “An open-source Python implementation of California’s hydroeconomic optimization model,” Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol. 108, pp. 8-13, October 2018.
  31. Hui, R., J. Herman, J. Lund, and K. Madani, “Adaptive Water Infrastructure Planning for Nonstationary Hydrology,” Advances in Water Resources, Vol 118, pp 83-94, August 2018.
  32. Lord, B., B. Magnuson-Skeels, A. Tweet, C. Whittington, L. Adams, R. Thayer, and J. Lund, “Drought Water Right Curtailment Analysis for California’s Eel River,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 144, No. 2: 04017082, February, 2018. free preprint
  33. Cominola, A., E. Spang, G. Matteo, A. Castelletti, J. Lund, and F. Loge, “Segmentation analysis of residential water-electricity demand for customized demand-side management programs“, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 172, 20, pp. 1607-1619, January 2018.
  34. Adams, L., J. Lund, P. Moyle, R. Quiñones, J. Herman, and T. O’Rear, “Environmental Hedging: A Theory and Method for Reconciling Reservoir Operations for Downstream Ecology and Water Supply,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 53, Issue 9, pp.7816–7831, September 2017.
  35. Wiens, J. , J. Zedler, V. Resh, T. Collier, S. Brandt, R. Norgaard, J. Lund, B. Atwater, E. Canuel, and H.J. Fernando, “Facilitating Adaptive Management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 15, No. 2, July 2017.
  36. Hui, R., J.R. Lund, J. Zhao, and T. Zhao, “Optimal Flood Pre-releases – Flood Hedging for a Single Reservoir,” Water Resources Management, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp 5113–5129, Nov. 2016.
  37. Msowoya, K., K. Madani, R. Davtalab, A. Mirchi, and J. Lund, “Climate Change Impacts on Maize Production in the Warm Heart of Africa,” Water Resources Management, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp 5299–5312, November 2016.
  38. Wu. X., C. Cheng. Y. Zeng, and J. Lund, “Centralized versus Distributed Cooperative Operating Rules for Multiple Cascaded Hydropower Reservoirs,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 142, Issue 11, November 2016.
  39. Ta, J., R. Kelsey, J. Howard, J. Lund, S. Sandoval-Solis, and J. Viers, “Decision Support Tool: Securing Water for Environmental Flows,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 142, Issue 11, November 2016.
  40. Zhao, J., J. Lund, T. Zhao, and H. Wang, “Optimal Hedging Rule for Reservoir Refill,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 142, Issue 11, November 2016.
  41. Lund, J. “California’s Agricultural and Urban Water Supply Reliability and the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 14, No. 3, October 2016.
  42. Rheinheimer,D., R.C. Bales, C.A. Oroza, J.R. Lund, J.H. Viers, “Valuing year-to-go hydrologic forecast improvements for a peaking hydropower system in the Sierra Nevada,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 52, Issue 5, pp. 3815–3828, May 2016..
  43. Hui, R., E. Jachens, and J.R. Lund, “Risk-based Planning Analysis for a Single Levee,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 2513–2528, April 2016.
  44. Escriva-Bou, A., H. McCann, E. Hanak, J. Lund, and B. Gray, “Accounting for California Water,” California Journal of Politics and Policy, Vol. 8, Iss. 3, 2016
  45. Mount, J., E. Hanak, C. Chappelle, B. Colby, R. Frank, G. Gartrell, B. Gray, D. Kenney, J. Lund, P. Moyle, and L. Szeptycki, “Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform,” California Journal of Politics and Policy, Vol. 8, Iss. 3, 2016
  46. Suddeth, R. and J. Lund “Multi-Purpose Optimization of Reconciliation Ecology for an Engineered Floodplain – Yolo Bypass, California,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2016.
  47. Nelson, T., H. Chou, P. Zikalala, J. Lund, R. Hui, and J. Medellin-Azuara, “Economic and Water Supply Effects of Ending Groundwater Overdraft in California’s Central Valley,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2016.
  48. Nelson, T., R. Hui, J. Lund, and J. Medellin-Azuara “Reservoir Operating Rule Optimization for California’s Sacramento Valley,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2016.
  49. Hui, R., J.R. Lund, and K. Madani, “Game Theory and Risk-Based Levee System Design: The Cost of Non-cooperation,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 52, 10 January 2016.
  50. Shen, J., C. Cheng, X. Cheng, and J. Lund, “Coordinated operations of large-scale UHVDC hydropower and conventional hydro energies about regional power grid,” Energy Vol. 95, pp. 433-446, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.12.011, January 2016
  51. Porse, E. and J. Lund, “Network Analysis and Visualizations in California Water: Linking connectivity and resilience,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 142, Issue 1, January, 2016.
  52. Julian, D.W., J.T. Hickey, W.L. Fields, L. Ostadrahimi, K.M. Maher, T.G. Barker, C.L. Hatfield, C.O. Marks, K. Lutz, S. Sandoval-Solis, J.R. Lund, “Decision Support System for Water and Environmental Resources in the Connecticut River Basin,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 142, No. 1, January, 2016.
  53. Lund, J.R., “Integrating social and physical sciences in water management,” Water Resources Research, Volume 51, Issue 8, Pages 5905–5918, August 2015.
  54. Brown, C., J. Lund, X. Cai, P. Reed, E. Zagona, A. Ostfeld, J. Hall, G. Characklis, W. Yu, and L. Brekke, “The Future of Water Resources Systems Analysis: Toward a scientific framework for sustainable water management,” Water Resources Research, Volume 51, Issue 8,
    Pages 6110–6124, August 2015.
  55. Medellín-Azuara, J., D. MacEwan, R.E. Howitt, G. Koruakos, E.C. Dogrul, C.F. Brush, T.N. Kadir, T. Harter, F. Melton, J.R. Lund,” Hydro-economic analysis of groundwater pumping for California’s Central Valley irrigated agriculture,” Hydrogeology Journal, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 1205-1216, September 2015.
  56. Escriva-Bou, A., J.R. Lund, M. Pulido-Velazquez, “Optimal residential water conservation strategies considering embedded energy in California,” Water Resources Research, June 2015.
  57. Zhu, T., G.F. Marques, and J.R. Lund, “Hydroeconomic Optimization of Integrated Water Management and Transfers under Stochastic Surface Water Supply,” Water Resources Research, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp. 3568–3587, May 2015.
  58. Porse, E. and J. Lund, “Network Structure, Complexity and Adaptation in Water Resource Systems,” Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Vol. 32, Nos. 1–2, 143–156, 2015.
  59. Escriva-Bou, A., J.R. Lund, M. Pulido-Velazquez, “Modeling residential water and related energy, carbon footprint and costs in California,” Journal of Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 50 (2015), pp. 270-281.
  60. Siegfried, L., W. Fleenor, and J. Lund, “Physically Based Modeling of Delta Island Consumptive Use: Fabian Tract and Staten Island, California,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2014.
  61. Gray, B., D. Misczynski, E. Hanak, A. Fahlund, J. Lund, D. Mitchell, and J. Nachbau, “Paying for Water in California: The Legal Framework,” Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 65, pp. 1603-1663, 2014
  62. Connaughton, J., N. King, L. Dong, P. Ji, and J. Lund, “Comparing Simple Flood Reservoir Operation Rules,” Water, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 2717-2731; doi:10.3390/w6092717, 2014.
  63. Hui, R. and J. Lund, “Flood Storage Allocation Rules for Parallel Reservoirs,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000469, 2014
  64. Rheinheimer, D.E.; S.E. Null, and J.R. Lund, “Optimizing selective withdrawal from reservoirs to manage downstream temperatures with climate warming,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000447, 2014.
  65. Null, S.E., J. Medellin-Azuara, A. Escriva, M. Lent, J. Lund, “Optimizing the Dammed: Water Supply Losses and Fish Habitat Gains from Dam Removal in California,” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 136, pp. 121-131, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.01.024, 2014.
  66. Zhao, T., J. Zhao, J. R. Lund, and D. Yang, “Optimal Hedging Rules for Reservoir Flood Operation from Forecast Uncertainties,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000432, 2014
  67. Medellin-Azuara, J., E. Hanak, R.E. Howitt, Fleenor, W.E., and J.R. Lund, “Agricultural Losses from Salinity in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2014
  68. Li, J.-Q., Y.-S. Zhang, C.-M. Ji, A.-J. Wang and J.R. Lund, “Large-scale hydropower system optimization using dynamic programming and object-oriented programming: the case of the Northeast China Power Grid,” Water Science & Technology, Vol. 68.11, pp. 2458-2467, 2013.
  69. Cahill, R., J. Lund, W. DeOreo, and J. Medellin-Azuara, “Household Water Use and Conservation Models Using Monte Carlo Techniques,”Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 17, pp. 3957-3967, 2013
  70. Lund, J. and P. Moyle, “Adaptive Management and Science for the Delta Ecosystem,” San Francisco Estuary and  Watershed Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 3, October, 2013.
  71. Gold, A.J., D. Parker, R.M. Waskom, J. Dobrowolski, M. O’Neill, P.M. Groffman, K. Addy, M. Barber, S. Batie, B. Benham, M. Bianchi, T. Blewett, C. Evensen, K. Farrell-Poe, C. Gardner, W. Graham, J. Harrison, T. Harter, J. Kushner, R. Lowrance, J. Lund, R. Mahler, M. McClaran, M. McFarland, D. Osmond, J. Pritchett, L. Prokopy, C. Rock, A. Shober, M. Silitonga, D. Swackhamer, J. Thurston, D. Todey, R. Turco, G. Vellidis, and L. Wright Morton, “Advancing water resource management in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds: Why land-grant universities matter.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(4):337-348, 2013.
  72. Sicke, W.S., J.R. Lund, and J. Medellin-Azuara, “Climate Change Adaptations for California’s San Francisco Bay Area Water Supplies,” British Journal of Environmental and Climate Change, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 292-315, 2013.
  73. Medellin-Azuara, J, T. Rosenstock, R. Howitt, T. Harter, K. Jessoe, K. Dzurella, S. Pettygrove, and J. Lund, “Agro-Economic Analysis of Nitrate Crop Source Reductions,”  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 139, No. 4, July 2013.
  74. Bates, M. and J.R. Lund, “Delta Subsidence Reversal, Levee Failure, and Aquatic Habitat – A Cautionary Tale,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 20pp., March 2013.
  75. Cahill, R. and J.R. Lund, “Residential Water Conservation in Australia and California,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 139, No. 1, Jan./Feb.,  pp. 117-121, 2013.
  76. Howitt, R.E., J. Medellin-Azuara, D. MacEwan, and J.R. Lund, “Calibrating Disaggregate Economic Models of Agricultural Production and Water Management,” Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software, Vol. 38, No. 244-258, December 2012.
  77. Null, S.E., E. Bartolomeo, J.R. Lund, and E. Hanak, “Managing California’s Water: Insights from Interviews with Water Policy Experts,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 10, No. 4, December 2012.
  78. Olivares, M. and J.R. Lund, “Representing Energy Price Variability in Long- and Medium-term Hydropower Optimization,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 138(6), pp. 597-605, December 2012.
  79. Lund, J.R., “Flood Management in California,”Water, Vol. 4, pp. 157-169; doi:10.3390/w4010157, 2012.
  80. Hanak, E. and J.R. Lund, “Adapting California’s Water Management to Climate Change,” Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-011-0241-3, Vol. 111, No. 1, pp. 17-44, 2012.
  81. Connell-Buck, C.R., J. Medellín-Azuara, J.R. Lund, and K. Madani, “Adapting California’s water system to warm vs. warm-dry climates,”Climatic Change, Vol. 109 (Suppl 1), pp. S133–S149, 2011.
  82. Medellín-Azuara, J., R.E. Howitt, D.J. MacEwan, and J.R. Lund, “Economic impacts of climate-related changes to California agriculture,” Climatic Change (2011) 109 (Suppl 1):S387–S405, 2011.
  83. Null, S.E. and J.R. Lund, “Fish Habitat Optimization to Prioritize River Restoration Decisions,” River Research and Applications, DOI: 10.1002/rra.1521, 2011.
  84. Madani, K. and J.R. Lund, “California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conflict: from Cooperation to Chicken,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 138, No. 2, March, 2012.
  85. Tanaka, S.K., C. Buck, K. Madani, J. Medellin-Azuara, J. Lund, E. Hanak, “Economic Costs and Adaptations for Alternative Regulations of California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta,”San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 9, No. 2, 28 pp., July, 2011.
  86. Willis, A.D., J.R. Lund, and E. S. Townsley, “Climate Change and Flood Operations in the Sacramento Basin, California,”San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 9, No. 2, 18 pp., July, 2011.
  87. Madani, K. and J.R. Lund, “A Monte-Carlo Game Theoretic Approach for Multi-Criteria Decision Making under Uncertainty,”Advances in Water Resources, Volume 34, Issue 5, Pages 607-616, May 2011.
  88. Madani, K. and J.R. Lund,“Estimated Impacts of Climate Warming on California’s High/Elevation Hydropower,” Climatic Change, Vol. 102, No. 3-4, pp. 521–538, October 2010.
  89. Moyle, P.B., W.A. Bennett, W.E. Fleenor, and J.R. Lund, “Habitat Variability and Complexity in the Upper San Francisco Estuary“,San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 8, No. 3, 24 pp., September 2010.
  90. Chen, W-H, K. Haunschild, J.R. Lund, and W. Fleenor, “Current and Long-Term Effects of Delta Water Quality on Drinking Water Treatment Costs from Disinfection Byproduct Formation,”San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 8, No. 3, 21 pp., September 2010.87.
  91. Suddeth, R., J.F. Mount, and J.R. Lund, “Levee decisions and sustainability for the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta“, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 8, No. 2, 23pp, August 2010.
  92. Harou, J.J., J. Medellin-Azuara, T. Zhu, S.K. Tanaka, J.R. Lund, S. Stine, M.A. Olivares, and M.W. Jenkins, “Economic consequences of optimized water management for a prolonged, severe drought in California,” Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2008WR007681, Vol. 46, 2010 (2010 Water Resources Research Editor’s Choice Award)
  93. Vicuna, S., J.A. Dracup, J.R. Lund, L.L. Dale, and E.P. Maurer, “Basin Scale Water Systems Operations under Climate Change Hydrologic Conditions: Methodology and Case Studies,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 46, W04505, DOI:10.1029/2009/WR007838, 2010.
  94. Marques, G.F., J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt, “Modeling Conjunctive Use Operations and Farm Decisions with Two-Stage Stochastic Quadratic Programming,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 136, Issue 3, pp. 386-394, May/June 2010.
  95. Null, S.E., M.L. Deas, and J.R. Lund, “Flow and Water Temperature Simulation for Habitat Restoration in the Shasta River, California,” River Research and Applications, Vol. 26, pp. 663-681, 2010..82.
  96. Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, and B. Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.
  97. Madani, K. and J.R. Lund, “Modeling California’s High-Elevation Hydropower Systems in Energy Units,” Water Resources Research,  Vol 45, W09413, doi:10.1029/2008WR007206, 2009.
  98. Harou, J.J., M. Pulido-Velazquez, D.E. Rosenberg, J. Medellin-Azuara, J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt, “Hydro-economic Models: Concepts, Design, Applications, and Future Prospects,” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 375, Iss. 3-4, 15 September, pp. 627-643, 2009.
  99. Medellín-Azuara, J., L.G. Mendoza-Espinosa, J.R. Lund, J.J. Harou, R. Howitt, “Virtues of simple hydro-economic optimization: Baja California, Mexico,” Environmental Management, Vol. 90, August, pp. 3470-3478, 2009.
  100. Woodall, D.L. and J.R. Lund, “Dutch Flood Policy Innovations for California,” Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, Issue 141, March, 2009.
  101. Medellín-Azuara, J., R. Howitt, C. Waller-Barrera, L.G. Mendoza-Espinosa, J.R. Lund, J.E. Taylor, “A Calibrated Agricultural Demand Model For Three Regions in Northern Baja California,” Agrociencia, Vol. 16, pp. 83-96, March 2009.
  102. Zhu, T. and J.R. Lund, “Up or Out? – Economic-Engineering Theory of Flood Levee Height and Setback,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 2, March 1, 2009.
  103. Rosenberg, D.E. and J.R. Lund, “Modeling Integrated Decisions for a Municipal Water System with Recourse and Uncertainties: Amman, Jordan,” Water Resources Management, Vol. 23, No. 1, January, pp. 85-115, 2009.
  104. Rosenberg, D.E., S. Talozi, H. Abu Qdais, and J.R. Lund, “Intermittent Water Supplies: Challenges and Opportunities for Residential Water Users in Jordan,” Water International, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 488-504, December, 2008.
  105. Rosenberg, D.E., R.E. Howitt, and J.R. Lund, “Water Management with water conservation, infrastructure expansions, and source variability in Jordan,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 44, doi:10.1029/2007WR006519, 2008.
  106. Harou, J.J. and J.R. Lund, “Ending groundwater overdraft in hydrologic-economic systems,” Hydrogeology Journal, Volume 16, Number 6, September, pp. 1039–1055, 2008.
  107. Medellin-Azuara, J., J.J. Harou, M.A. Olivares, K. Madani-Larijani, J.R. Lund, R.E. Howitt, S.K. Tanaka, M.W. Jenkins, and T. Zhu, “Adaptability and Adaptations of California’s Water Supply System to Dry Climate Warming,” Climatic Change, 87 (Suppl 1):S75-90, 2008.
  108. Madani, K. and J.R. Lund, “Aggregated Modeling Alternatives for Modeling California’s High-elevation Hydropower with Climate Change in the Absence of Storage Capacity Data,” Hydrological Science and Technology, Vol. 23, No. 1-4, pp. 137-146, 2007.
  109. Medellín-Azuara, J., J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt, “Water Supply Analysis for Restoring the Colorado River Delta, Mexico,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 5, pp. 462-471, September/October 2007.
  110. Zhu, T., J.R. Lund, M.W. Jenkins, G.F. Marques, and R.S. Ritzema, “Climate Change, Urbanization, and Optimal Long-term Floodplain Protection,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 43, No. 6, July 2007.
  111. Heinz, I, M. Pulido, J.R. Lund, and J. Andreu, “Hydro-economic Modeling in River Basin Management: Implications and Applications for the European Water Framework Directive, Water Resources Management, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 1103-1125, July 2007.
  112. Rosenberg, D.E., T. Tarawneh, R. Abdel-Khaleq, and J.R. Lund, “Modeling Integrated Water-User Decisions in Intermittent Supply System,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 43, No. 7, July 2007.
  113. Medellín-Azuara J., Mendoza-Espinosa L. G., Lund, J. R. and Ramírez-Acosta R. J., “The application of economic-engineering optimization for water management in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico,” Water Science & Technology, Vol. 55, No. 1-2, pp. 339-347, 2007.
  114. Medellín-Azuara, J. and J.R. Lund, “Applying Economic-Engineering Systems Analysis to the Colorado River Delta,” Pacific-McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 99 – 114, Fall 2006.
  115. Garcia Alcubilla, R. and J.R. Lund, “Derived Willingness-To-Pay for Household Water Use with Price and Probabilistic Supply,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 132, No. 6, pp. 424-433, November/December 2006.
  116. Marques, G.F., J.R. Lund, M.R. Leu, and M.W. Jenkins, “Economically-Driven Simulation of Regional Water Systems: Friant-Kern, California,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 132, No. 6, pp. 468-479, November/December 2006.
  117. Lund, J.R., “Drought Storage Allocation Rules for Surface Reservoir Systems,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 132, No. 5, pp. 395 – 397, September, 2006.
  118. Hollinshead, S.P. and J.R. Lund, “Optimization of Environmental Water Account Purchases with Uncertainty,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 42, No. 8, W08403, August, 2006.
  119. Tanaka, S.K., T. Zhu, J.R. Lund, R.E. Howitt, M.W. Jenkins, M.A. Pulido, M. Tauber, R.S. Ritzema and I.C. Ferreira, “Climate Warming and Water Management Adaptation for California,” Climatic Change,  Vol. 76, No. 3-4, June 2006.  (Cited in the 2007 IPCC report)
  120. Paredes, J. and J.R. Lund, “Refill and Drawdown Rules for Parallel Reservoirs: Quantity and Quality,” Water Resources Management, Vol. 20, N. 3, pp. 359 – 376, June 2006.
  121. Null, S. and J.R. Lund, “Re-Assembling Hetch Hetchy: Water Supply Implications of Removing O’Shaughnessy Dam,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 395 – 408, April, 2006(Winner of the best paper award for 2006 of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association)
  122. Rosenberg, D. and J.R. Lund, “Derived operating rules for storage and recovery in multiple, unconnected aquifers,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 132, No. 1, January, 2006.
  123. Zhu, T., M.W. Jenkins and J.R. Lund, “Estimated Impacts of Climate Warming on California Water Availability under Twelve Future Climate Scenarios,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 1027-1038, October, 2005.
  124. Marques, G.F., J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt, “Modeling Irrigated Agricultural Production and Water Use Decisions under Water Supply Uncertainty,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, No. 8, August 2005.
  125. Ferreira, I.C., S.K Tanaka, S.P. Hollinshead, and J.R. Lund, “Musings on the CalSim II Model: A Survey of California’s Water Community,” San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Article 1, March 2005.
  126. Jenkins, M.W., J.R. Lund, R.E. Howitt, A.J. Draper, S.M. Msangi, S.K. Tanaka, R.S. Ritzema, and G.F. Marques, “Optimization of California’s Water System: Results and Insights ,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 130, No. 4, July 2004.
  127. Pulido – Velázquez, M., M.W. Jenkins, and J.R. Lund, “Economic Values for Conjunctive Use and Water Banking in Southern California,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 40, No. 3, March 2004.
  128. Van Lienden, B. and J.R. Lund, “Spatial Complexity and Reservoir Optimization Results,” Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 1-17, March 2004.
  129. Draper, A.J. and J.R. Lund, “Optimal Hedging and Carryover Storage Value,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 130, No. 1, January 2004, pp. 83-87.
  130. Tanaka, S.K., J.R. Lund, and M.W. Jenkins, “Economic Effects of Increased Exports and Environmental Flows from the San Francisco Bay-Delta,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 1509-1519, December 2003.
  131. Draper, A.J., M.W. Jenkins, K.W. Kirby, J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt “ Economic-Engineering Optimization for California Water Management ,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 3, May/June 2003.
  132. Jenkins, M.W., J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt, “Economic Losses from Urban Water Scarcity in California,Journal of the American Water Works Association, February 2003.
  133. Lund, J.R., “Floodplain Planning with Risk-Based Optimization,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE., Vol. 128, No. 3, pp. 202-207, May/June 2002.
  134. Newlin, B.D., M.W. Jenkins, J.R. Lund, and R.E. Howitt, “Southern California Water Markets: Potential and Limitations,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, January, 2002.
  135. Lund, J.R. and J.P. Byrne, “Leonardo Da Vinci’s Tensile Strength Tests: Implications for the Discovery of Engineering Mechanics,”Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 243-250, 2001.
  136. Kalman, O., J.R. Lund, D. Lew, and D.L. Larson, “Benefit-Cost Analysis of Stormwater Quality Improvements,”Environmental Management, December 2000.
  137. Jenkins, M.W. and J.R. Lund, “Integrated Yield and Shortage Management for Water Supply Planning,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 5, pp. , September/October 2000.
  138. Needham, J., D. Watkins, J.R. Lund, and S.K. Nanda, “Linear Programming for Flood Control on the Iowa and Des Moines Rivers,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 3, pp. 118-127, May/June, 2000.
  139. Lund, J.R., “Power Production and Energy Drawdown Rules for Reservoirs,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 2, pp. 108-111, March/April 2000.
  140. Israel, M.S. and J.R. Lund, “Priority Preserving Unit Penalties in Network Flow Modeling,Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 125, No. 4, pp. 205-214, July/August, 1999.
  141. Lund, J.R. and J. Guzman, “Some Derived Operating Rules for Reservoirs in Series or in Parallel,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 125, No. 3, pp. 143-153, May/June, 1999.
  142. Anex, R.P., J.R. Lund, and R. Grant, “A Maximum Entropy Approach to Estimating Emissions,”Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Vol. 49, No. 8, p. 943, August, 1999.
  143. Anex, R.P.and J.R. Lund, “Bayesian Estimation of Volatile Organic Emissions from Wood Furniture Coating,”Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, January, 1999.
  144. Wilchfort, O. and J.R. Lund, “Shortage Management Modeling for Urban Water Supply Systems,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 123, No. 4, July/August 1997.
  145. Lund, J.R. and I. Ferreira, “Operating Rule Optimization for the Missouri River Reservoir System,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 4, pp. 287-295, July/August, 1996.
  146. Anex, R.P., R.A. Lawver, J.R. Lund, and G. Tchobanoglous, “GIGO: Spreadsheet Based Simulation for MSW Systems,”Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 122, No. 4, pp. 259-263, April, 1996.
  147. Lund, J.R. and R.U. Reed, “Transferable Rations for Drought Management,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 429-437, November, 1995.
  148. Lund, J.R., “Derived Estimation of Willingness-to-Pay to Avoid Probabilistic Shortage,”Water Resources Research, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 1367-1372, May, 1995.
  149. Israel, M. and J.R. Lund, “Recent California Water Transfers: Implications for Water Management,”Natural Resources Journal,Vol. 35, pp. 1-32, Winter, 1995.
  150. Lawver, R.A. and J.R. Lund, “Least-Cost Replacement Planning for Modular Construction of Landfills,”Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 3, pp. 203-213, March, 1995.
  151. Johnston, R., J.R. Lund, and P. Craig, “Capacity Allocation Methods for Reducing Traffic Congestion,”Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 27-39, January-February, 1995.
  152. Lund, J.R. and M. Israel, “Water Transfers in Water Resource Systems,Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 2, pp. 193-205, March-April, 1995.
  153. Lund, J.R. and M. Israel, “Optimization of Transfers in Urban Water Supply Planning,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 41-48, January-February, 1995.
  154. Lund, J.R. and P.L. Mokhtarian, “Telecommuting and Residential Location: Theory and Implications for VMT in the Monocentric Metropolis,”Transportation Research Board, No. 1463, December, 1994.
  155. Lund, J.R., “Utility Theory Violations by Multi-Criteria Hierarchical Weighting Methods,”Civil Engineering Systems, Vol. 11, pp. 197-207, 1994.
  156. Lund, J.R., G. Tchobanoglous, R.P. Anex, and R.A. Lawver, “Linear Programming for Analysis of Material Recovery Facilities,”Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. 5, pp. 1082-1094, September-October, 1994.
  157. Lund, J.R., “Transaction Risk versus Transaction Costs in Water Transfers,”Water Resources Research, Vol. 29, No. 9, pp. 3103-3107, September, 1993.
  158. Englehardt, J.D. and J.R. Lund, “Information Theory in Risk Analysis,”Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 6, pp. 890-904, November-December, 1992.
  159. Andrews, E.S., F.I. Chung, and J.R. Lund, “Multi-layered, Priority-based Simulation of Conjunctive Facilities,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 118, No.1, pp. 32-53, January, 1992.
  160. Lund, J.R., “Benefit-Cost Ratios: Failures and Alternatives,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 118, No.1, pp. 94-101, January, 1992.
  161. Lund, J.R., “The Decision to Haul Versus Resuspend for Hopper Dredging,”Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 117, No. 6, pp. 599-609, November, 1991.
  162. Lund, J.R., “Dredged Material Disposal Economics,”Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 117, No. 4, pp.390-408, July, 1991.
  163. Lund, J.R., “Random Variables Versus Uncertain Values: Stochastic Modeling and Design,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 179-194, March, 1991.
  164. Enright, C. and J.R. Lund, “Alternative Water District Organization: A Screening Level Analysis,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 117, No. 1, pp. 86-107, January, 1991.
  165. Englehardt, J.D. and J.R. Lund, “Economic Analysis of Recycling for Small Municipal Waste Collectors,”The Journal of Resource Management and Technology, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 84-96, October, 1990.
  166. Lund, J.R., “Pricing Solid and Hazardous Waste Landfill Capacity,”Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE, Vol. 116, No. 1, pp. 17-33, May, 1990.
  167. Lund, J.R., “The Location of Closed Watersheds for Urban Water Supplies: A Theoretical and Historical Analysis,”Environment and Planning A, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 667-682, May, 1990.
  168. Lund, J.R., “Scheduling Maintenance Dredging on a Single Reach With Uncertainty,”Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 116, No. 2, pp. 211-321, March, 1990.
  169. Lund, J.R., “Least-Cost Scheduling of Solid Waste Recycling,”Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 116, No. 1, pp. 182-197, February, 1990.
  170. Lund, J.R., “The Value and Depreciation of Existing Facilities: The Case of Reservoirs,”The Engineering Economist, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 1-24, Fall, 1989.
  171. Lund, J.R., “Metering Public Utilities: Evaluation and Maintenance,”Water Resources Research, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 802-816, June, 1988.
  172. Lund, J.R., “Regional Water Supply Development in South Sweden,”Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE, Vol. 114, No. 1, pp. 14-33, June, 1988.
  173. Lund, J.R., “Metropolitan Water Market Development: Seattle, Washington, 1887-1987,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 114, No. 2, pp. 223-240, March, 1988.
  174. Lund, J.R., “Evaluation and Scheduling of Water Conservation,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 5, pp. 696-708, September, 1987.
  175. Lund, J.R. and R.N. Palmer, “Subjective Evaluation: Linguistic Scales in Pairwise Comparison Methods,”Civil Engineering Systems, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 182-186, December, 1986.
  176. Palmer, R.N. and J.R. Lund, “Drought and Power Production,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 112, No.4, pp. 469-484, October, 1986.
  177. Palmer, R.N. and J.R. Lund, “Multiobjective Evaluation with Subjective Information,”Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 111, No. 4, pp. 399-416, October, 1985.

Honors, Awards

Professional Activities

  • President, Universities Council on Water Resources, 2008-2009, President-Elect 2007-2008, Past-President 2009-2010
  • Editor, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, 1997 – 2000; Associate Editor, 2000 – 2010
  • Editorial Board, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Sciences, 2016 – present
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Water Resources, 2009 – 2020
  • Editorial Board, Water International , IWRA, 1998 – 2008
  • Editorial Board, Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 2003- 2009
  • Advisory Committee, California Water Plan Update , 1995 – 1998, 2001 – 2005
  • Past-Convenor, California Water and Environmental  Modeling Forum, 1998-1999, Convenor, 1996 – 1998; Vice Convenor, 1995 – 1996
  • Chair, Policy Sciences Committee, Hydrology Section, American Geophysical Union, 1996-1998
  • Associate Editor, Water Resources Research , 1990 – 1997
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Municipal Solid Waste Management, 1990 – 1996
  • Control Group of ASCE Water Resources Systems Committee, 1996 – 2000
  • National Academy of Sciences, Young Investigator Program, Water Management in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, 1994 – 1996
  • Reviewer for: ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and Journal of Hydraulics; Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Systems, Water Resources Research, Water Resources Bulletin, Water International, Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics, Transportation Research Record, Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions, Journal of the American Water Works Association, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Management Science
  • Member National Academy of EngineeringAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)American Geophysical UnionAmerican Water Works AssociationAmerican Water Resources Association, International Water Resources Association, American Society for Engineering EducationCalifornia Water and Environmental Modeling Forum

Former Graduate Students




























  • Robert P. Anex , PhD, “Systems and Economic Analysis of Municipal Solid and Hazardous Waste Management,”  Professor, Department Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Michael E. Lindquist, MS, “Estimating Expected Annual Damage Based on Uncertain Estimators of the Contributing Random Variables,” engineer, City of Davis, Davis, CA.
  • Orit Wilchfort, MS, “A Shortage Management Model for Urban Water Supply Systems,” independent consultant, Davis, CA.


  • Paul Hutton, PhD, “A Mathematical Framework for Predicting THM Formation Potential and Simulated Distribution System Concentrations in Drinking Water Sources,” Senior Engineer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Sacramento, CA.
  • Mark R. Jensen, MS, “WATSUP: A Simulation Model for Water Supply Costs and Reliability,” hydraulic engineer, Hydrologic Engineering Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Davis, CA.
  • Kenneth W. Kirby, MS, “Resolving Conflict over Reservoir Operation: A Role for Optimization and Simulation Modeling,” independent consultant, Davis, CA.
  • Jeffrey A. Kuypers, MS, “Compost Modeling for Municipal Waste Management,” engineer, Phase Three Environmental Management, El Dorado Hills, CA.
  • Kathy Petersen, MS Hydrologic Science, “An Evaluation of Sedimentation Mitigation at Hydropower Reservoirs,” hydropower manager, South Feather Water & Power, Oroville, CA.


  • Michael L. Anderson, MS, “Stormwater Runoff from the City of Davis as a Water Source for the Proposed Davis Wetland,” Nolte Engineers, Sacramento, CA..
  • Inês C.L. Ferreira, MS, “Development and Testing of Detailed Operating Rules for the Missouri River System from Deterministic Optimization Results,” independent consultant, Davis, CA.
  • Stephen McGoff, MS, “Risk-Based Analysis for Levee Design,” engineer with State of Nevada, Carson City, NV.
  • Troy Nicolini, MS, “Flood-Runoff Analysis for a Basin with some Streamflow Gages: A Parameter Detective Story,” hydrologic engineer with the National Weather Service, Eureka , CA.
  • Laszlo Saska, MS, “MRFSIM: A Spreadsheet Program for Simulation of Material Recovery Facilities,” environmental engineer, Department of Health Services, Sacramento, CA.


  • Doreen Brown Salazar, MS, “Water, Sanitation, and Disease Transmission,” retired USAID, Washington, DC., PhD student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis.
  • Jean Takeuchi, MS, “An Introduction to Low-Flow Hydrology,” engineer, San Jose, CA.


  • James D. Englehardt , PhD, “Economic and Risk Analysis of Industrial Hazardous Waste Reduction,” Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Marion W. Jenkins, MS, “ Yolo County, California’s Water Supply System: Conjunctive Use Without Management ,” Lecturer, Public Health Engineering Program, London School of Hygene and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College – London; Associate Research Engineer (Professional Researcher), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis.


  • James O. Anderson, MS, “Climate Change Impacts on Snowmelt Runoff,” environmental engineer with UNOCAL, Arroyo Grande, CA.
  • Robert U. Reed, MS/MBA, “Transferable Allocations in Urban Water Management: Short and Long Term,” owner, Reed Consulting Group, Sacramento, CA.
  • Maureen E. Sergent, MS, “Water Transfers: The Potential for Managing California’s Limited Water Resources,” engineer with State Drought Water Bank, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA.


  • Elizabeth S. Andrews, MS, “Simulation of Kern County, California’s Conveyance System, Including Groundwater Recharge,” Program Manager, ESA-PWA, San Francisco, CA.
  • Christopher S. Enright, MS, “Alternative Water District Organization and Efficient Water Allocation: Water Pricing and Water Transfer Policies,” retired Senior Engineer, Science Program, Delta Stewardship Council, Sacramento, CA.
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General Manager, Westlands Water District

Jay Lund

Jay R. Lund
Vice-Director, Center for Watershed Sciences
Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 3023 Ghausi Hall
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616