Miguel Angel Gómez Albores

Miguel Angel Gómez Albores
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) · Centro Interamericano de Recursos del Agua (CIRA)

PhD

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Introduction
Miguel Angel Gómez Albores currently works at the Instituto Interamericano de Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua (IITCA), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM). Miguel does research in Hydrology, Climatology, health and GIS.
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June 2009 - present
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM)
Position
  • Professor
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  • Hidrogeomática - Clima - Salud

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Publications (48)
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In developing countries, the increase in anthropogenic activities has aggravated the possibilities of groundwater resources pollution, which threatens water sustainability. It is, therefore, necessary to have monitoring networks that provide information that could influence decision-making both on the current and the future situation. The objective...
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Technical, economic, regulatory, environmental, and social and political interests make the process of selecting an appropriate wastewater treatment technology complex. Although this problem has already been addressed from the dimensioning approach, our proposal in this research, a model of decision making for conventional secondary treatment of mu...
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Water is one of the primary resources for humans; however, clean water available for consumption is a constant problem worldwide. Nonetheless, environmental education is fundamental to promote social consciousness and orientate people to improve water management, and children are the main target as they are prone to adopt long-lasting habits. There...
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This paper shows the effects of changes in the spatial-temporal behavior and phase shift of climate variables on rainfed agriculture in the Lerma-Chapala-Santiago Basin in central Mexico. Specifically, changes in rainfall (R), maximum temperature (Tmax), and minimum temperature (Tmin) were analyzed over two 25-year periods (1960 to 1985 and 1986 to...
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[Introducción]: El crecimiento urbano en zonas costeras de América Latina pone en riego a la población y contribuye al cambio climático. [Objetivos]: El objetivo de la presente investigación es generar una metodología que a futuro identifique la aptitud territorial para el desarrollo urbano en municipios costeros, considerando medidas de mitigación...
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Delineating spring protection zones is key to managing groundwater. This work presents a proposal for delineating spring protection zones (SPZs) that uses hydrogeological, topographical, land use, and climate characteristics as a basis to protect springs located in fractured volcanic media from potential contamination processes. This was accomplish...
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Different components of sustainability have been measured in previous studies at national, regional, and local scales. However, few efforts have aimed to measure water sustainability at the basin level. In this work, a water management sustainability index (WMSI) for quantifying water sustainability at the sub-basin level in Mexico is proposed. Var...
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This work proposes a methodology whereby the selection of hydrologic and land-use cover change (LUCC) models allows an assessment of the proportional variation in potential groundwater recharge (PGR) due to both land-use cover change (LUCC) and some climate change scenarios for 2050. The simulation of PGR was made through a distributed model, based...
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Spatial assessments of historical climate change provide information that can be used by scientists to analyze climate variation over time and evaluate, for example, its effects on biodiversity , in order to focus their research and conservation efforts. Despite the fact that there are global climatic databases available at high spatial resolution,...
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Dengue is the most important viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, predominantly Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (L.) (Diptera:Culicidae). Forty percent of the world’s population is at risk of contracting the disease, and a large area of Mexico presents suitable environmental conditions for the life cycle of Ae. aegypti. In particular, the Central Mex...
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Springs play an important role in the hydrological cycle, and in some cases, as a source of water for human use and consumption. The problematic that commonly arises when protecting springs that supply water for human consumption requires a methodological method to prioritize springs that are used for this purpose according to the greatest need for...
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Resumen. Uno de los principales problemas de salud pública es la transmisión del dengue, este virus es distribuido principalmente por el mosquito de la espe-cie Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) que se encuentra en gran parte del territorio nacio-nal, debido a las condiciones climáticas favorables para su ciclo de vida. El present...
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Currently, many parts of the world are facing challenges resulting from poor water quality and water scarcity. To achieve water sustainability under this scenario, the main causes of water problems must be addressed while simultaneously dealing with their consequences. The development of a systemic perspective of water management is vital for facin...
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En el presente capítulo se exponen los fundamentos del proceso de evaluación multicriterio y su aplicación en una cuenca de México. Adicionalmente, el proceso se complementa con el análisis estructural de sistemas (cuyo uso aún no se generaliza en un contexto de Sistemas de Información Geográfica) a nivel de subcuencas. Este análisis complementario...
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The problematic that commonly arises when protecting springs that supply water for human consumption requires a methodological process to prioritize springs that are used for this purpose according to their greatest need for protection from contamination and exploitation processes. To this end, the stages included in the present study were: a) regi...
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Spatial assessments of historical climate change are of paramount importance to focus research and conservation efforts. Despite the fact that there are global climatic databases available at high spatial resolution, they present some shortcomings to evaluate historic trends of climate change and their impacts on biodiversity. These databases span...
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This study highlights the advantage of satellite-derived rainfall products for hydrological modeling in regions of insufficient ground observations such as West African basins. Rainfall is the main input for hydrological models; however, gauge data are scarce or difficult to obtain. Fortunately, several precipitation products are available. In this...
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Humans greatly benefit from natural water resources, also known as hydrological ecosystem services. However, these services may be reduced by population growth, land use changes, and climate change. As these problems become more critical, the need to quantify water resources increases. The estimation of water yield and its distribution are of great...
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La sequía se define como un periodo prolongado de escasez de recursos hídricos por debajo de niveles normales, que provoca efectos adversos sobre los sistemas de producción de recursos. Según el IPCC, cada vez más se presentarán episodios de sequía severos por lo que se incrementará el peligro de incendios en el mundo. Sin embargo, los incendios fo...
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Distributed hydrological simulations aid to investigate the spatio-temporal behaviour of hydrological variables. However, data to feed hydrological models are not always available mainly due to lack of gauges or high retrieval fees. In this research, two 0.25- degree daily precipitation databases from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)...
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The current study presents a method for automating the Köppen–Garcia climate classification using a GIS module. This method was then applied in a case study of the Lerma-Chapala-Santiago watershed to compare time series data on climate from 1960 to 1989, 1981 to 2010, and 1960 to 2010. The kappa statistic indicated that the climate classifications...
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Given the difficulty to access gauge data, satellite-based rainfall is available for use in hydrological modelling. We investigate the performance of PERSIANN-CDR over the Bani River Basin (Upper Niger and four sub basins of the Upper Senegal River. PERSIANN-CDR data was compared with rain gauges of 11 synoptic stations. In addition, CEQUEAU distri...
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Es un libro que nace dentro del Doctorado en Ciencias del Agua de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Se incluyen sus tres líneas de acentuación: Gestión integrada, tratamiento de aguas e hidrología. Se encuentra también disponible en el Repositorio Institucional http://ri.uaemex.mx/handle/20.500.11799/69498
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This paper analyzed the evolution of climate data in the Rio Bravo Basin in Mexico from 1980–2009 and projects future climate conditions in this region. Then, the potential impacts of climate change on water resources for crops in the nine irrigation districts (IDs) of the Rio Bravo Basin were evaluated. Specifically, climate data on precipitation,...
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Key message An increase in winter-spring precipitation appears to have a positive effect on radial growth ofP. hartwegiia treeline species in Mexican volcanoes. Abstract To address the degree to which high-elevation trees reflect climatic variability, a ring-width chronology of 308 years (1705–2012) was developed from a pure stand of Pinus hartweg...
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The upper timberline in Mexico is expected to be sensitive to climate change. Therefore, Pinus hartwegii recruitment at Monte Tlaloc’s tree line ecotone, in the Estado de Mexico, was analyzed, in order to detect a possible progress in the altitude interval of the species, as a result of higher temperatures. To explore the influence of climate in th...
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Abstract: Mexico is a diverse country in terms of culture and natural environments. For this reason, the delimitation of homogeneous basins with similar environmental, social, and economic attributes is important in order to facilitate the elaboration of high‐impact regional development strategies. However, this represents an ongoing challenge due...
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The upper timberline in Mexico is expected to be sensitive to climate change. Therefore, Pinus hartwegii recruitment at Monte Tlaloc's tree line ecotone, in the Estado de Mexico, was analyzed, in order to detect a possible progress in the altitude interval of the species, as a result of higher temperatures. To explore the influence of climate in th...
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Se analizó el comportamiento temporal (1998-2013) de las tasas de mortalidad fetal e infantil de anencefalia (q00) y espina bífida (q05), cuya etiología puede derivar de la exposición a los plaguicidas. Se compararon los municipios del corredor florícola del Estado de México de mayor actividad agrícola con aquellos de menor actividad, a través del...
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A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of different organic amendments (corn stubble and amaranth stubble, goat manure, compost, and green fertilizer (Medicago sativa)), alone and in combination with a hydrogel, into the moisture retention of the soil, deposited over the soil surface and mixed with surface soil, making a total o...
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The Balsas River basin is an area with limited water availability; however, it annually exports 490 hm(3) of water to the Valley of Mexico basin through the Cutzamala system. If the forests of this basin deteriorates, the water resources will also diminish and consequently its exported volume will be at risk. For these reasons it is necessary to id...
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Climate surfaces are digital representations of climatic variables from a region in the planet estimated via geographical interpolation techniques. Climate surfaces have multiple applications in research planning, experimental design, and technology transfer. Although high-resolution climatologies have been developed worldwide, Mexico is one of the...
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A geographic database (GDB) for the San Miguel river basin has been built by integrating data from multiple sources for analysis and graphical representation of diverse physiographic features and hydroclimate phenomena such as rainfall, temperature, soil-evaporation and topography, among others. This database allowed us to combine digital maps and...
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A geographic database (GDB) for the San Miguel river basin has been built by integrating data from multiple sources for analysis and graphical representation of diverse physiographic features and hydroclimate phenomena such as rainfall, temperature, soil-evaporation and topography, among others. This database allowed us to combine digital maps and...
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El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la distribución del vector Aedes aegypti, del dengue clásico y su relación con algunas características físico geográficas como la temperatura, la precipitación y la altitud de la Jurisdicción Sanitaria Tejupilco, Estado de México, en el período 2000 – 2005.
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The present document describes the experience of using a Geography Information System (GIS) tool to map the spatial distribution of the population of the State of Mexico, Mexico, for 2010. Prior to the development of the experience, dif-ferent projects, tools and products, which offered cartographic representations of the population, were presented...
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This paper reports a spatial-temporal examination of waterborne disease data from the State of Mexico, 2000 to 2005, by county as the spatial unit. It was found that the incidence of waterborne disease did not decrease during the period under study. Inequality between metropolitan areas and rural zones was observed. People living in population cent...
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The main objective of this research is to propose, by the way of geomatic developments, an integrated tool to analyze and model the spatio-temporal pattern of human diseases related to environmental conditions, in particular the ones that are linked to water resources. The geomatic developments follows four generic steps : requirement analysis, co...
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Nowadays there is an urgency to develop different basic tools that can enhance pollution control measures in the Upper Course of the Lerma River (UCLR). In this regard, one of the main activities carried out in this research consisted in upgrading the existing monitoring network, now with 21 sampling stations in the river and 13 points on priority...
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RESUMEN La relación agua y población, es simplemente innegable. En el presente documento se realizó el modelado geomático para el análisis espacial de la relación entre agua y población con el apoyo del esquema de PEIR e indicadores de evaluación desde una perspectiva geomática y empleando datos típicos de un censo de población y vivienda. Con los...

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Elaborar Metodologías multi e interdisciplinarias para construir escenarios factibles de desarrollo local a partir de la conservación de maíces nativos(Maíz Mesoamericano). Para ello se construirán indicadores cuanti-culaitativos comparables entre las regiones limitadas territorialmente por la presencia de maíces nativos en México (primera etapa) y Centroamérica (en una futura y segunda etapa). • Conformar un Observatorio del Maíz Mesoamericano (biodiversidad de maíces nativos en la región mesoamericana) que permita registrar datos y dar seguimiento a indicadores estratégicos para impulsar políticas de desarrollo local, con base a sus tres principios de libertad: justicia (social), equidad (de género) y sustentabilidad (ambiental).