Telephone: +1 (530) 753-3035
Title: Staff Scientist
Expertise: water resources, groundwater modelling, stream flow pollutants transport
Francisco Flores is a water resources engineer. His research interests relate to exploring potential impacts of climate change on agriculture, specifically the impact of altered weather variables and increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations on crops.
He also uses the WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning) system to address water and energy planning issues in the context of climate change adaptation. In addition, he conducts analyses and modeling of groundwater and stream flow pollutants transport, using hydrological models and geographic information systems.
He has worked extensively on environmental water resources issues in the Catskill Mountains of New York state and in the Lerma-Chapala River and San Juan River basins in Mexico, and he is interested in developing collaborations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Francisco has worked for the Mexico Country Program of the International Water Management Institute on various projects of applied water resources engineering.
He has a Ph.D. in soil and water engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in water resources engineering from the Colegio de Postgraduados, in Mexico, and a B.S. in agricultural engineering, with specialization in irrigation, from the Universidad Autonoma Chapingo, in Mexico.
Linking electricity and water models to assess electricity choices at water-relevant scales (Journal article - 2012)
A multivariate analysis of covariance to determine the effects of near-stream best management practices on nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations on a dairy farm in the New York Conservation Effects Assessment Project watershed (Journal article - 2010)