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Baja CALVIN is an economic-engineering optimization model for the northern Mexican state of Baja California. Baja CALVIN is part of a collaborative effort betwen the  University of California, Davis and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Ensenada. This work builds on the larger CALVIN model developed by Professor Jay R. Lund and his research group for California. The model includes agricultural and urban demand locations, storage, conveyance and treatment infrastructure, groundwater basins and economic demands and operation costs. The overall objective in the of the model is to prescribe water operations including water deliveries and storage levels, such that scarcity and operation costs are minimized. As a byproduct, economic value of expansion of conveyance, storage and treatment facilities are also obtained.


SWAP is the State-Wide Agricultural Production model for California, led by Richard Howitt and Josue Medellin-Azuara. This model is usually used to provide the economic value of agricultural water deliveries for different parts of California, used in the CALVIN model. SWAP also provides insightful post-processing capability, providing crop mix and other information based on water deliveries estimated from CALVIN.