Annette Hernandez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Annette Hernandez, Ph.D.

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

  • M. Gonzalez. Cruz, M.G., Hernandez, E.A. and Uddameri, V.; (2021); Vulnerability assessment of agricultural production systems to drought stresses using robustness measures. Nature - Scientific Reports; 11(1), pp.1-21.
  • M. Gonzalez Cruz., Hernandez, E.A. and Uddameri, V.; (2020); Climatic Influences on Agricultural Drought Risks Using Semiparametric Kernel Density Estimation. Water, 12(10), p.2813.
  • Uddameri, V., Ghaseminejad, A. and Hernandez, E.A.; (2020); A tiered stochastic framework for assessing crop yield loss risks due to water scarcity under different uncertainty levels. Agricultural Water Management, 238, p.106226.
  • Karim, A., Gonzalez Cruz, M., Hernandez, E.A. and Uddameri, V., 2020; A GIS-based fit for the purpose assessment of brackish groundwater formations as an alternative to freshwater aquifers. Water, 12(8), p.2299.
  • V. Uddameri, Silva, A.L.B., Singaraju, S., Mohammadi, G. and Hernandez, E.A., (2020); Tree-Based Modeling Methods to Predict Nitrate Exceedances in the Ogallala Aquifer in Texas. Water, 12(4), p.1023.
  • D. Temam, Uddameri, V., Mohammadi, G., Hernandez, E.A. and Ekwaro-Osire, S; (2019); Long-term drought trends in Ethiopia with implications for dryland agriculture. Water, 11(12), p.2571.
  • D. Teweldebirhan Tsige, Uddameri, V., Forghanparast, F., Hernandez, E.A. and Ekwaro-Osire, S., 2019. Comparison of meteorological and agriculture-related drought indicators across Ethiopia. Water;11(11), p.2218.
  • V. Uddameri, Singaraju, S. and Hernandez, E.A., (2019); Is standardized precipitation index (SPI) a useful indicator to forecast groundwater droughts?—Insights from a Karst aquifer; JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association; 55(1), pp.70-88.
  • S. Singaraju, S. Pasupuleti, E. A. Hernandez, V. Uddameri (2018); Prioritizing Groundwater Monitoring in Data Sparse Regions using Atanassov Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets (A-IFS); Water Resources Management; 32(4); 1483 – 1499; DOI:
  • V. Uddameri, S. Singaraju, E. A. Hernandez (2018); Detecting seasonal and cyclical trends in agricultural runoff water quality—hypothesis tests and block bootstrap power analysis.; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; 190(3); 157 - 167.
  • Afrinaldi, F., Zhang, H.-C., Liu, Z.-C., Hernandez, E.A. (2017). Loss and benefit caused by a diesel engine: from the perspective of human health. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(1), 116--126.
  • E. A. Hernandez and V. Uddameri (2016); Heard it through the Grapevine - Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Informal Pathways of Learning in an Engineering Hydrology Class; Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education; 158(1), 85-97.
  • Tewari, R., Johnson, J., Mauget, S., Leiker, G., Hayhoe, K., Hernandez, E.A., Hudson, M., Wang, C., Patterson, D., Rainwater, K. (2015). Using climate scenarios to evaluate future impacts on the groundwater resources and agricultural economy of the Texas High Plains. Journal of Water and Climate Change 6(3):531.
  • Hernandez, E. A., & Uddameri, V. (2015); Simulation-optimization model for water management in hydraulic fracturing operations; Hydrogeology Journal, 23(6), pp.1247-1265
  • Morse, S., Morse, A., Uddameri, V., Hernandez, A., Ernst, D. (2015). The Impact of Reducing Numerical Methods and Program Courses on Undergraduate Performance. Computers in Education Journal, ASEE, 6(2), 82-89.
  • Uddameri, V., Hernandez, E. A., & Estrada, F. (2014); A fuzzy simulation–optimization approach for optimal estimation of groundwater availability under decision maker uncertainty; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2559-2572.
  • Hernandez, E. A., & Uddameri, V. (2014); Standardized precipitation evaporation index (SPEI)-based drought assessment in semi-arid south Texas. Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2491-2501.
  • Hernandez, E. A., & Uddameri, V. (2014); Semi-analytical solutions for stream–aquifer interactions under triangular stream-stage variations and its application to study urbanization impacts in an ungaged watershed of south Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2547-2557.
  • Hernandez, E. A., Uddameri, V., & Arreola Jr, M. A. (2014); A multi-media planning model for assessing co[1]located energy and desalination plants; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2673-2686.
  • Uddameri, V., Honnungar, V., & Hernandez, E. A. (2014); Assessment of groundwater water quality in central and southern Gulf Coast aquifer, TX using principal component analysis; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2653-2671.
  • Uddameri, V., Singaraju, S., & Hernandez, E. A. (2014); Identifying influencing wells for gradient estimation in the confined portion of the Gulf Coast aquifer near Kingsville, TX. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71(6), 2629-2640.
  • Uddameri, V., Singaraju, S., & Hernandez, E. A. (2014); Impacts of sea-level rise and urbanization on groundwater availability and sustainability of coastal communities in semi-arid South Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences, 71(6), 2503-2515.
  • Uddameri, V., Singaraju, S., & Hernandez, E. A. (2014); Temporal variability of freshwater and pore water recirculation components of submarine groundwater discharges at Baffin Bay, Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2517-2533.
  • Uddameri, V., Hernandez, E. A., & Singaraju, S. (2014); A successive steady-state model for simulating freshwater discharges and saltwater wedge profiles at Baffin Bay, Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2535-2546.
  • Hernandez, E. A., Uddameri, V., & Singaraju, S. (2014); Combined optimization of a wind farm and a well field for wind-enabled groundwater production; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2687-2699.
  • Hernandez, E. A., Uddameri, V., & Arreola Jr, M. A. (2014); A multi-period optimization model for conjunctive surface water–groundwater use via aquifer storage and recovery in Corpus Christi, Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2589-2604.
  • Uddameri, V., Kakarlapudi, C., & Hernandez, E. A. (2014); A GIS enabled nested simulation-optimization model for routing groundwater to overcome spatio-temporal water supply and demand disconnects in South Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2573-2587.
  • Uddameri, V., Hernandez, E. A., & Estrada, F. (2014); A multidimensional fuzzy least-squares regression approach for estimating hydraulic gradients in unconfined aquifer formations and its application to the Gulf Coast aquifer in Goliad County, Texas; Environmental Earth Sciences; 71(6), 2641-2651.
  • Kennedy, T. J., Anderson, T., Hernandez, E.A., Morse, A. (2013). Assessing an intermittently operated household scale slow sand filter paired with household bleach for the removal of endocrine-disrupting compounds. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, 48, 753-759.
  • Timothy J. Kennedy, Todd A. Anderson, E. Annette Hernandez, Audra, Morse, N. (2013). Determining the operational limits of the biosand filter. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 13(1), 56–65.
  • Hernandez, E., Uddameri, V. (2012). An assessment of optimal waste load allocation and assimilation characteristics in the Arroyo Colorado River watershed, TX along the US–Mexico border. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 15(4); 617-631.
  • Kennedy, T. J., Hernandez, E.A., Morse, A., Anderson, T. (2012). Hydraulic loading rate effect on removal rates in a biosand filter: a pilot study of three conditions. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 223, 4527-4537.
  • E. A. Hernandez and V. Uddameri (2010); A Multi-attribute Decision Making Model for Agricultural Best Management Practice Selection using Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets; Water Resources Management; 24; 4589- 4612.
  • Chang, N.-B., Hernandez, E.A. (2008). Optimal Expansion Strategy for a Sewer System under Uncertainty. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 13(1), 93-113.
  • Hernandez E. A. and V. Uddameri (2006); Hazardous Waste Assessment Management and Minimization – A Review; Water Environment Research; 78 (10): 1802 - 1808.
  • V. Uddameri and E. Hernandez (2004); Comment on the Association of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants with Soluble Organic Matter: Evaluation of the Database of Kdoc Values by Henry Mott; Advances in Environmental Research; Vol 8(3-4); 727-728.

Book Chapters – Peer or Technical Editorial Team Reviewed

  • V. Uddameri, A. Karim, E. A. Hernandez, P. K. Srivastava (2017); Sensitivity of Wells in a Large Groundwater Monitoring Network and its Evaluation using GRACE Satellite Derived Information; Sensitivity Analysis in Earth Observation Modelling; G. P. Petropolous and P. K. Srivastava (editors); Elsevier; pp 235-256.
  • Hernandez, E.A., Singaraju, S. R., Karim, A., de Vinaspre, J. R., Uddameri, V. (2015). GIS-Based Assessment of Wastewater Disposal Impacts in Permian Basin, Texas. Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (pp. 187–206). CRC Press.

Technique Reports

  • S. Singaraju, V. Uddameri and E. A. Hernandez (2015) Impacts on Drought and Future Climate Change on Groundwater Dependent Systems; American Water Resources Association, Annual Conference, Denver.
  • Singaraju, S. G., Nwankpa, I., Uddameri, V., Arsuffi, T., Hernandez, E. A., Banner, J. (2017). Climate Change Impacts on Hydrologix Responses in a Spring Fed Watershed near the 100th Meridian – Llano River Watershed. South-Central Section-51st Annual Meeting-2017.
  • Morse, S., Uddameri, V., Hernandez, E.A., Morse, A., Ernst, D. (2014). The Impact of Reducing Numerical Methods and Programming Courses on Undergraduate Performance. American Society of Engineering Educators.