1. Hung, F. W. and Yang, Y. C. E. 2021. Assessing Adaptive Irrigation Impacts on Water Scarcity in Nonstationary Environments - A Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning Approach, Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029262. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029262

  2. Zhang J., Yang, Y. C. E., Li, H. and Shittu, E. 2021. Examining the Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Transboundary River Basins through a Human Dimension Lens: Columbia River Basin, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001461

  3. Ding, K. J., Gilligan J. M., Yang, Y. C. E., Wolski, P. and Hornberger, G. M. 2021. Assessing food–energy–water resources management strategies at city scale: An agent-based modeling approach for Cape Town, South Africa. Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, 170: 105573.

  4. Berglund, E. Z., Thelemaque, N., Spearing, L., Faust, K., Kaminsky, J., Sela, L., Goharian, E., Abokifa, A., Lee, J., Keck, J., Giacomoni, M., van Zyl, J. E., Harkness, B., Yang, Y. C. E., Cunha, M., Ostfeld, A. and Kadinski, L. 2021. Water and Wastewater Systems and Utilities: Challenges and Opportunities during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE, 147(5): 02521001

  5. Yang, Y. C. E., Son K., Hung, F. W. and Tidwell, V. C. 2020. Impact of climate change on adaptive management decisions in the face of water scarcityJournal of Hydrology, 588, 125015

  6. Khan, H. F., Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S. 2020. Case Study on Hydropolitics in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Energy and Water Impacts of Kunar River Development, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE. 146(9):05020015

  7. Wu, J, Yen, H., Arnold, J. G., Yang, Y. C. E., Cai, X., White, M. J., Chinnasamy, S., Miao, C. and Srinivasan, R. 2020. Development of Reservoir Operation Functions in SWAT+ for National Water Quality Assessments. Journal of Hydrology, 583, 124556 

  8. Yang, J., Yang, Y. C. E., Chang, J., Zhang J. and Yao. J. 2019. Impact of Dam Development and Climate Change on Hydroecological Conditions and Natural Hazard Risk in the Mekong River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 579: 124-177.

  9. Hyun, J. Y., Huang, S. Y., Yang, Y. C. E., Tidwell, V. and Macknick J. 2019. Using a coupled agent-based modeling approach to analyze the role of risk perception in water management decisions. Hydrology and Earth System Science. 23: 2261-2278.

  10. Lei X., Zhao, J., Yang, Y. C. E. and Wang, Z. 2019. Comparing Economic and Environmental Effects of Water Management Institutions through Coupled Agent-Hydrologic Model. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE. 145(6):05019010.

  11. Yang, J., Yang, Y. C. E., Khan, H. F., Xie, H., Ringer, C., Ogilvie, A., Seidou, O. Djibo, A. G., van Weert, F. and Tharme, R. 2018. Quantifying the Sustainability of Water Availability for the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus in the Niger River Basin. Earth’s Future, 6: 1292-1310. 

  12. Schlef, K. E., Kabore, L., Harambiri, H., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. M. 2018. Relating perceptions of flood risk and coping ability to mitigation behavior in West Africa: Case study of Burkina Faso. Environmental Science and Policy, 89:254-265.

  13. Yang, Y. C. E., Passarelli, S., Lovell, R. and Ringler, C. 2018. Gendered perspectives of ecosystem services: a systematic review. Ecosystem Services, 31A: 58-67.

  14. Xu, T., Zhang, H. Zhao, J., Liu, Y., Tang, P., Yang, Y. C. E. and Wang, Z. 2018. A two-phase model for trade matching and price setting in water markets. Water Resources Research. 54, 2999-3017.

  15. Ray, P. A., Bonzanigo, L., Wi. S., Yang, Y. C. E., Karki, P. and Brown C. M. 2018. Multidimensional resilience assessment of hydropower investments to climate, geophysical and economic uncertainty. Global Environmental Change, 48: 168-181.

  16. Yang, Y. C. E. and Wi. S. 2018. Informing regional water-energy-food nexus with system analysis and visualizations – A case study in the Great Ruaha River of Tanzania. Agricultural Water Management, 196: 75-86.

  17. Khan, H. F., Yang, Y. C. E., Xie, H. and Ringer, C., 2017. A Coupled Modeling Framework for Sustainable Watershed Management in Transboundary River Basins. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 21: 6275-6288.

  18. Cheng, C., Tsai, J.- Y., Yang, Y. C. E., Esselman, R., Kalcic, M., Xu, X. and Mohai, P. 2017. Risk Communication and Climate Justice Planning: A case for Michigan’s Huron River watershed. Urban Planning. 2(3): 34-50.

  19. Xu, X, Wang, Y. C., Kalcic, M., Muenich, R. L., Yang, Y. C. E. and Scavia, D. 2017. Evaluating the impact of climate change on fluvial flood risk in a mixed-used watershed. Environmental Modelling and Software. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.07.013

  20. Cheng, C., Yang, Y. C. E., Ryan, R., Brabec, E. and Yu, Q. 2017. Assessing climate change-induced flooding mitigation for adaptation in Boston’s Charles River Watershed (USA). Landscape and Urban Planning, 167: 25-36.

  21. Khan, H. F., Yang, Y. C. E., Ringer, C., Wi, S., Cheema, M. J. M. and Basharat, M. 2016. Guiding Groundwater Policy in the Indus Basin of Pakistan Using a Physically-Based Groundwater Model. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE, 143 (3), 05016014

  22. Yang, Y. C. E., Ringler C., Brown C. and Mondal, M. A. H. 2016. Modeling the agricultural water-energy-food nexus in the Indus River of Pakistan. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE, 142 (12), 04016062.

  23. Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S., Ray, P. A., Brown, C. M. and Khalil, A. F. 2016. The Future Nexus of the Brahmaputra Basin: Climate, Water, Food and Energy trajectories. Global Environmental Change, 37:16-30.

  24. Ray, P. A., Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S., Brown, C. M., Khalil, A. F. and Chatikavanij, V. 2015. Room for improvement: Hydroclimatic challenges to poverty-reducing development of the Brahmaputra River. Environmental Science and Policy, 54:64-80.

  25. Wi, S, Yang, Y. C. E., Steinschneider, S., Khalil, A. F. and Brown, C. M. 2015. Calibration approaches for distributed hydrologic models using high performance computing: Implication for streamflow projections under climate change. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19: 857–876.

  26. Yang, Y. C. E., Ray P. A., Brown, C. M., Khalil, A. F. and Yu, W. H. 2015. Estimation of flood damage functions for river basin planning – A case study in Bangladesh. Natural Hazards, 75: 2773-2791.

  27. Yang, Y. C. E., Brown, C. M., Yu, W. H., Wescoat, J. L. Jr. and Ringler C., 2014. Water Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Indus River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 519: 2527-2537.

  28. Mulligan, K., Brown, C. M., Yang, Y. C. E. and Ahlfeld, D. 2014. Assessing Groundwater Policy with Coupled Economic-Groundwater Hydrologic Modeling. Water Resources Research, 50(3), 2257-2275, doi:10.1002/2013WR013666.

  29. Steinschneider, S., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. M. 2014. Combining regression and spatial proximity for catchment model regionalization: a comparative study. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.899701.

  30. Steinschneider, S., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. M. 2013. Panel Regression Techniques for Identifying Anthropogenic Impacts on Hydrologic Response. Water Resources Research, 49(12), 7874–7886, doi:10.1002/2013WR013818.

  31. Yang, Y. C. E., Brown, C. M., Yu, W. H. and Savitsky, A. 2013. An Introduction to IBMR – A Hydro-Economic Model for the Climate Change Impact Assessment in the Indus River in Pakistan. Water International, 38(5): 632-650.

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  33. Wan, J., Yang, Y. C. E., and Lin, Y. F. F. 2013. The Effect of Groundwater Allocation on Economic Welfare Loss – A Rationing Policy Study at a County Scale under Water Scarcity Scenarios. Ground Water, 51(4):603-612.

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  35. Yang, Y. C. E. and Lin Y. F. F. 2011. A New GIScience Application for Visualized Natural Resources Management and Decision Support. Transactions in GIS, 15(s1): 109-124.

  36. Cai, X., Yang, Y. C. E., Ringler, C., Zhao, J. and You, L. 2011. Agricultural Water Productivity Assessment for the Yellow River Basin. Agricultural Water Management, 98: 1297-1306.

  37. Yang, Y. C. E. and Cai, X. 2011. Reservoir Reoperation for Fish Ecosystem Restoration Using Daily Inflows – A Case Study of Lake Shelbyville. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE, 136(6): 470-480.

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  1. Zhang, J., Yang, Y. C. E., Li, H. and Abeshu G. 2020. A Coupled Modeling Framework Consisting of the Agent-Based Modeling and the Distributed Hydrologic Model. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Henderson, NV, USA. May 2020. 

  2. Hung, F. W., Yang, Y. C. E. and Tidwell, V. C. 2020. Agent-based Modeling Framework for Managing Energy-water systems: a Case Study in Colorado River Basin. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Henderson, NV, USA. May 2020.

  3. Ke, D., Gilligan, J. M., Yang, Y. C. E. and Hornberger, G. M.  2019. Exploring FEW security at city scale: An Agent-Based Modeling approach for the City of Cape Town, Eos Trans. AGU, 100(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51H-1575.

  4. Ciraci, E., Velicogna, I., Geruo, A., Lammers, R. B., Grogan, D. S., Proussevitch, A. A. and Yang, Y. C. E. 2019. Water Budget of the Indus River Basin between 2002 and 2015, Eos Trans. AGU, 100(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C51B-1284.

  5. Son K., Yang, Y. C. E. and Tidwell, V. 2019. Quantifying the adaptive water management decision in the San Juan River Basin under climate change, Eos Trans. AGU, 100(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13T-2064.

  6. Zhang, J. and Yang, Y. C. E. 2019. Stakeholder Engagement for the Food-Energy-Water System of Systems in the Columbia River Basin. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Pittsburg, PA, USA. May 2019.

  7. Yang, Y. C. E., Voisin, N., Tidwell, V., Huang, S. Y. and Yoon, J. 2018 Assessing Energy-Water Dynamics with Scalable Agent-Based Modeling Approaches, Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC33G-1434.

  8. Tidwell, V., Yang, Y. C. E., Hyun, J. Y., Lowry, T. S., Macknick J. and Behery S. 2018 How Model Coupling Influences the Perceived Vulnerabilities of Connected Energy-Water Systems. Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC33G-1435.

  9. Huang, S. Y., Yang, Y. C. E., Tidwell, V., Voisin, N. and Yoon, J. 2018. Incorporating stakeholder’s interaction and negotiation processes into water management decisions using a coupled agent-based modeling approach. Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51X-1672.

  10. Ma, T., Yang, Y. C. E., Cheng, C W. and Tsai, J. Y. 2018 Evaluate the influence of green infrastructure with Agent-based model in the Upper Huron River Watershed, Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51U-1609.

  11. Lei X., Zhao, J., Yang, Y. C. E. and Wang, Z. 2018 Comparing the economic and environmental effects of different water management schemes using a coupled agent-hydrologic model, Eos Trans. AGU, 99(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H21Q-1015.

  12. Tidwell, V. C., Lowry, T. S., Behery, S., Macknick J. and Yang, Y. C. E. 2017. The Role of Model Fidelity in Understanding the Food-Energy-Water Nexus at the Asset Level, Eos Trans. AGU, 98(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC31D-1030.

  13. Hyun, J. Y., Yang, Y. C. E., Tidwell, V. and Macknick J. 2017. Quantifying human behavior uncertainties in a coupled agent-based model for water resources management, Eos Trans. AGU, 98(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33H-1807.

  14. Yang, Y. C. E., and Wi, S. 2017. Conflicting hydropower development and aquatic ecosystem conservation in Bhutan, Eos Trans. AGU, 98(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H23J-1807.

  15. Yang, Y. C. E. 2017. Evaluating Water-Food-Energy-Environment Nexus with Agent-Based Modeling Framework, ABM17, San Diego, CA USA, April 2017.

  16. Yang, Y. C. E. and Wi, S. 2016. Informing Regional Water-Energy-Food Nexus with System Analysis and Interactive Visualizations, Eos Trans. AGU, 97(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC51C-0751.

  17. Khan, H. F., Yang, Y. C. E. and Ringer, C. 2016. Crowdsourcing water use preferences to incorporate ecosystem services in a distributed hydrosystem modeling framework, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, May 2016.

  18. Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S., and Brown C. M. 2015. The Development of a Glacio-hydrologic Model in the River Basin Context: Applicability for Climate Change Risk Assessment, Eos Trans. AGU, 96(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C51C-0751.

  19. Khan, H. F., Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S., Ringler, C., Cheema, MJM and Basharart, M. 2015. Guiding groundwater policy in the Indus Basin using a physically-based groundwater model, Eos Trans. AGU, 96(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC33C-1299.

  20. Isenstein, E. M., Wi, S., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. 2015. Calibration of a Distributed Hydrologic Model Using Streamflow and Remote Sensing Snow Data, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Austin, TX, USA, May 2015.

  21. Wi, S., Khalil, A. F. and Yang, Y. C. E. 2014. Assessing the climate impact on snow-glacier melting dominated basins in the Greater Himalaya region using a distributed glacio-hydrologic model, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC13E-0694.

  22. Yang, Y. C. E., Ray, P. A., Wi, S. and Brown, C. M. 2014. Climate change risk on water resources management of Himalaya basins, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Portland, OR, USA, June 2014.

  23. Yang, Y. C. E., Brown, C. M., Mulligan, K. and Steinschneider, S. 2013. Quantifying the domestic water demand projection related with climate projection, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, OH, USA, May 2013.

  24. Cheng, C., Yang, Y. C. E. and Brabec, E. 2012. Applying Green Infrastructure to Long-Term Flooding Risk Assessment under Climate Change: A case in the Charles River Watershed, MA, USA. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 2012 53rd Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, USA, November, 2012.

  25. Yang, Y. C. E., Brown, C. M. and Yu, W. H. 2012. Climate Risks on Water and Agriculture in the Indus Basin of Pakistan. Eos Trans. AGU, 93(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31I-1250.

  26. Yang, Y. C. E., Yu, W. H., Brown, C. M. and Savitsky, A. 2011. Sustainable Water Management in the Major Basins of South Asia. Eos Trans. AGU, 92(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H14E-07.

  27. Ahlfeld, D., Mulligan, K., Brown, C. M. and Yang, Y. C. E. 2011. Management Strategies for Transition to Sustainable Agricultural Irrigation. Eos Trans. AGU, 92(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H11F-1126.

  28. Yang, Y. C. E. and Lin, Y. F. F. 2010. Managing Water Resources Using WebGIS: Development and Application of an ArcGIS Explorer Toolkit for McHenry County. Illinois Groundwater Association 2010 Fall Meeting, Hoffman Estates, IL, USA, September 2010.

  29. Yang, Y. C. E. and Lin, Y. F. F. 2010. Applied Budyko curve analysis for county level water resources management. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51I-06.

  30. Yang, Y. C. E., Zhao, J. S. and Cai, X. 2010. A Multi-Agent System Modeling Framework for Water Allocation Management in the Yellow River Basin. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Providence, RI, USA, May 2010.

  31. Yang, Y. C. E. 2009. Incorporating ecosystem restoration target into daily reservoir water release operation. 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2009.

  32. Yang, Y. C. E., Cai, X. and Stipanović, D. M. 2009. A Multi-Agent System Based Watershed Management with Decentralized Optimization Algorithm. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, USA, May 2009.

  33. Batra, N., Yang, Y. C. E., Choi, H. I., Kumar, P, Cai, X. and De Fraiture, C. 2008. Understanding hydrological cycle dynamics due to changing land use and land cover: Congo Basin case study. IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, July 2008.

  34. Batra, N., Yang, Y. E., Choi, H. I., Islam, M. A., De Fraiture, C., Cai, X. and Kumar, P. 2007. Assessing the Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Global Water Resources. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract GC51B-06.

  35. Yang, Y. C. E. and Cai, X. 2007. Modeling the spatial distribution of fish communities at the watershed scale. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL, USA, May 2007.

  36. Batra, N, Yang. E., Choi, H. I., Kumar, P. and Cai, X 2006. Development of the Global Hydrologic Model with Advanced Characterization of Subsurface Transport Processes for Water Availability Assessment. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H43A-0475.

  37. Yang, Y. C. E. and Cai, X. 2006. Assessing the Human Water Use Impact in the River Basin Context. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Omaha, NE, USA, May 2006.

  38. Tsai, W. S., Dai, C. F., Yang, Y. C. and Tung, C. P. 2006. Using Genetic Programming to Modeling Spatial Distribution of Corals and the Impacts of Climatic Changes: A Case Study from Taiwan. International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, Japan, July 2004.

  39. Tung, C. P., Yang, Y. C. and Lee, T. Y. 2004. Simple Genetic Programming Software and Application to Identify Environmental Response Function for Taiwan Salmon. International Conference of Hydroinformatics, Singapore, Singapore, June 2004.

  40. Tung, C. P. and Yang, Y. C. 2002. Simulating Storm-Overland Flow path by a Dynamic Distributed Model. Conference of Agriculture Engineering, YuLin, Taiwan, December 2002. (in Chinese)

  41. Yang, Y. C. E. and Brown, C. M. 2014. Hydro-economic system analyses for climatic risk and water infrastructure development in the Ayeyarwady Basin, World Bank, Washington D.C. USA.

  42. Yang, Y. C. E., Wi, S. Brown, C. M. and Khalil, A. F. 2014. Strategic Assessment of Hydropower Development Alternatives in the Kunar River Basin of Afghanistan and Pakistan: Water Balance and Climate Change Analyses, World Bank, Washington D.C. USA.

  43. Yang, Y. C. E. et al, 2013. Development of a GAMS Model for Exploration of Various Water Resources Development Scenarios in the Amu Darya Basin, World Bank, Washington D.C. USA.

  44. Yu, W. Yang, Y. C. E., Savitsky, A., Alford, D., Brown, C. Wescoat, J., Debowicz, D. and Robinson, S. 2013. The Indus Basin of Pakistan: The Impacts of Climate Risks on Water and Agriculture. Washington, DC: World Bank. doi: 10.1596/978-0-8213-9874-6. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0

  45. Yang, Y. C. E. 2010. Modeling Watershed Management with an Ecological Objective - A Multi-Agent System Based Approach, Ph. D. Dissertation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UIUC, Urbana, IL, USA.

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