Jose M. Molina

Jose M. Molina
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

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Introduction
Hydrologist, Climate Researcher and Water Resources Engineer specializing in climate and hydrologic/hydraulic modeling and environmental time series analysis & forecasting. Research interests include but not limited to: Climate downscaling, climate change impacts and adaptation, Earth system observations, irrigation and drainage, water engineering for international development. ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9599-4877
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - November 2022
Climawa Hydroclimate Services
Position
  • Indepependent Consultant Researcher
January 2012 - September 2016
Johns Hopkins University
Position
  • Climate Modeling
January 2006 - May 2010
Colorado State University
Position
  • Nonparametric models and generation of probabilistic flow traces in Western US
Education
August 2012 - May 2015
Johns Hopkins University
Field of study
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences (Climate Sciences)
January 2006 - May 2010
Colorado State University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering (Hydrologic Sciences)
August 1989 - December 1995
National University of Colombia
Field of study
  • Agricultural Engineering (Water Resources)

Publications

Publications (20)
Conference Paper
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Experimental efforts with fog collection in Colombia began eight years ago, and in recent papers we have suggested the implementation of operational fog collection as an alternative to meet water requirements in rural areas of the Andes Mountain Range. Since then, an increasing number of individuals from academia and environmental organizations in...
Book
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A stepwise nonparametric stochastic disaggregation framework to produce synthetic scenarios of daily streamflow conditional on volumes of spring runoff and large-scale ocean-atmosphere oscillations is presented. This thesis examines statistical links between decadal/interannual climatic variations in the Pacific Ocean and hydrologic variability in...
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The spatial and temporal fog collection variability and the potential use of fog as an alternative source of water supply were evaluated in southern Colombia by means of fog collection experiments. Twelve Standard Fog Collectors (SFC) were installed in a mountainous zone, based on topographic and fog formation conditions. Different shade coefficien...
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Probabilistic Water Balance Modeling for Irrigation Systems - El presente artículo presenta una propuesta de modelación de los elementos y procesos involucrados en la oferta superficial y demanda hídrica de un sistema de riego de la zona central de Chile, como metodología para el estudio del balance hídrico predial en la planificación de los recur...
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Copyright © 2004 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, All rights reserved. UN Periodico No 56, Abril 18 de 2004, articulo "Agua de Niebla". Disponible online en: https://unperiodico.unal.edu.co/fileadmin/user_upload/UNPeriodico056.PDF
Poster
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Ethiopia’s socioeconomic development is strongly dependent on both its natural resources and hydroclimatic dynamics. Current and projected effects of climate change and variability in the Horn of Africa pose an enormous challenge to the country’s water resources management. We modeled multi-basin runoff scenarios in the country by calibrating stati...
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The software StatDown (Beta version, under development) is an object-oriented automated set of algorithms under R environment intended as a climate-driven decision support system for hydrologic and engineering applications, water/energy/food security studies and public-health impact assessments. Integrating the functionalities and visualization cap...
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Recent findings considering high CO2 emission scenarios (RCP8.5) suggest that the tropical Andes may experience a massive warming and a significant precipitation increase (decrease) during the wet (dry) seasons by the end of the 21st century. Variations on rainfall-streamflow relationships and seasonal crop yields significantly affect human develop...
Working Paper
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Although Global Climate Models (GCM) outputs should not be used directly to predict precipitation variability and change at the local scale, GCM projections of large-scale features in ocean and atmosphere can be applied to infer future statistical properties of climate at finer resolutions through empirical statistical downscaling techniques. A num...
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In this research, we explore the use of statistical downscaling to generate future local precipitation scenarios in different locations in Northern Africa, where available data is sparse and missing values are frequently observed in the historical records. The presence of arid and semiarid regions in North African countries and the persistence of l...
Poster
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A multivariate, stochastic nonparametric framework for stepwise disaggregation of seasonal runoff volumes to daily streamflow is presented. The downscaling process is conditional on volumes of spring runoff and large-scale ocean-atmosphere teleconnections and includes a two-level cascade scheme: seasonal-to-monthly disaggregation first followed by...
Data
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Experimental efforts with fog collection in Colombia began eight years ago, and in recent papers we have suggested the implementation of operational fog collection as an alternative to meet water requirements in rural areas of the Andes Mountain Range. Since then, an increasing number of individuals from academia and environmental organizations in...
Poster
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This research examines statistical relationships between (decadal and interannual) climatic variations in the Pacific Ocean and hydrologic variability in a river basin of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and explores their use in a nonparametric streamflow disaggregation framework to produce synthetic sequences of daily flow. The...
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Atrapanieblas Valle del Cauca Colombia. Hydrological droughts occur naturally in some regions of the Colombian Andean watersheds, some of them associated with large-scale climatic phenomena like El Nino. The associated water scarcity is aggravated by an advancing deforestation of the native highland forests. These events have negative consequences...
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Se analizó la variabilidad espacio-temporal de la precipitación mensual y anual en el área de influencia aguas abajo del embalse de regulación y abastecimiento SARA-BRUT, ubicado en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Para este estudio se emplearon datos de precipitación mensual de 18 estaciones en un registro común de 29 años (1975-2003...
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[Estudio de drenaje agricola en Colombia] En los estudios de diseño de drenaje agrícola subsuperficial se realiza comúnmente un análisis espacio-temporal del comportamiento de la capa freática, el cual es utilizado en la localización y direccionamiento de la red de drenes. En nuestro medio, ningún trabajo ha contemplado un estudio freatimétrico aso...
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Tanto la posición geográfica de Colombia como la presencia de la cordillera de los Andes, influencian significativamente la variabilidad de climas del país. A pesar de que Colombia es un país relativamente rico en disponibilidad de recursos hídricos, es frecuente encontrar eventos temporales de sequía climatológica e hidrológica en muchas zonas de...
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J.M. Molina, L.A. Gurovich and E. Varas. A probabilistic model to assess surface irrigation water resources. This paper outlines a probabilistic modeling proposal of the components and processes involved in surface water availability and demand of an irrigation system of Chile's central zone. The objective is aimed to develop a methodology for fiel...
Conference Paper
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Tanto la posición geográfica de Colombia como la presencia de la cordillera de los Andes, influencian significativamente la variabilidad de climas del país. A pesar de que Colombia es un país relativamente rico en disponibilidad de recursos hídricos, es frecuente encontrar eventos temporales de sequía climatológica e hidrológica en muchas zonas de...
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En Colombia y especialmente en el departamento del Valle del Cauca se han llevado a cabo desde hace mas de tres décadas estudios de drenaje agrícola subsuperficial. En estos, se hace un análisis del comportamiento de la napa freática, el cual es utilizado en el diseño de la red de drenaje. En muy pocos proyectos se ha realizado el estudio freatimét...

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Projects (3)
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To provide high-resolution projections of climate variabililty and water availability in Ethiopia under climate change scenarios to support planning and decision-making on basin-scales under future shared socioeconomic pathways
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Supporting water access & health interventions in vulnerable communities of developing regions by promoting research on atmospheric sources of water and implementation of fog collection projects as an effective strategy for climate change adaptation.
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To support climate change adaptation and preparedness on water resources planning/management and water/food/health security initiatives in regions of the US, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa region. The Hopkins project started within the framework of the Water Information System Platform (WISP: https://bit.ly/2S1Qrkf) -a World Bank funded project in partnership with NASA and USAID-, with the initial goal to achieve improved water resources management and planning across MENA countries. To provide climate services and predictive modeling tools that contribute to interdisciplinary solutions in the planning and management of water resources, public health interventions and agriculture under climate change stressors.