HRC Project Engineer Javier F. Méndez-Monroy recently completed his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering at Mississippi State University with an emphasis on Water Resources Engineering. His thesis? “Uncertainty analysis for runoff, crop yield, sediment, and nutrient loads in the Mississippi Delta region using APEX.” His work investigates how the use of surrogate information such as weather data from close weather stations, a predominant soil series, and simulated irrigation schedules could be considered when available in situ information is limited, yielding valuable insights into APEX model setup and output interpretation that may be useful to support decision-making processes in the Mississippi Delta. He looks forward to applying advanced knowledge of water resource management to the valued clients HRC serves.