INFEWS, Water Market, Agricultural Economics
Technical Field Advisor - Water Resources Management and Environmental/Agricultural Engineering
Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant
Multi-Scale Land Surface Hydrology (Hydro) Laboratory
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
Clubhouse: Chen Jacky @handsomejacky
Chen Xu is working on USDA-NIFA funded project of Technology for Trade: New Tools and New Rules for Water Use Efficiency in Agriculture and beyond. His Ph.D. dissertation work is on the economic value of seasonal water availability forecast for optimum cropping and irrigation decisions in the arid U.S. West, which incorporates the integration of hydroclimatological, agricultural and economic models. The first paper for his dissertation specifically focuses on the impact of inter-annual climatic variability of El Niño–Southern Oscillation on the water availability across various spatial (Columbia River basin and sub-basins of its tributaries) and temporal (annual to seasonal) scales in the U.S. Pacific Northwest to develop a framework that maximizes the value of seasonal water availability and crop yield forecasts for irrigators and water managers in the PNW.