Dr Juan Quijano Baron

Dr Juan Quijano Baron

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Juan Quijano Baron is a Research Associate at the University of Newcastle. He is an Environmental and Industrial engineer with a master degree in water resources and PhD in civil Engineering. He has experience researching with WSUDs, flood modelling and ecohydrology. Currently, he is working on determining the optimal trade‐offs between agricultural irrigation, consumption and environmental assets for managing environmental water in the Macquarie Marshes.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosphy in Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Engineering, University of Los Andes

Keywords

  • Ecogeomorphology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Soil Erosion

Languages

  • Spanish (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
410699 Soil sciences not elsewhere classified 20
370702 Ecohydrology 60
370704 Surface water hydrology 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/4/2013 - 1/9/2014 Environmental Engineer CDM Smith
Colombia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ENGG1500 Introduction to Professional Engineering
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Tutor 25/1/2021 - 25/6/2021
CIVL3330 Hydrology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Tutor 25/1/2021 - 25/6/2021
CIVL3410 Hydrobiological Modelling
University of Newcastle Australia
Tutor 30/7/2021 - 30/11/2021
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Jimenez Ariza SL, Alejandro Martinez J, Felipe Munoz A, Pablo Quijano J, Pablo Rodriguez J, Alejandro Camacho L, Diaz-Granados M, 'A Multicriteria Planning Framework to Locate and Select Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Consolidated Urban Areas', SUSTAINABILITY, 11 (2019)
DOI 10.3390/su11082312
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24
2019 Bretreger D, Yeo I-Y, Quijano J, Awad J, Hancock G, Willgoose G, 'Monitoring irrigation water use over paddock scales using climate data and landsat observations', Agricultural Water Management, 221 175-191 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.agwat.2019.05.002
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors In-Young Yeo, Greg Hancock
2016 Franco JF, Obando DC, Quijano JP, Behrentz E, 'Indoor air pollution associated with the use of natural gas appliances in households in Bogota, Colombia: Levels and determinants', International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 19 120-137 (2016)

Levels and determinants of indoor carbon monoxide (CO) pollution were characterised in a pilot sample of households in Bogota, Colombia, in which natural gas appliances (NGA) were... [more]

Levels and determinants of indoor carbon monoxide (CO) pollution were characterised in a pilot sample of households in Bogota, Colombia, in which natural gas appliances (NGA) were frequently used. Real-Time CO concentration measurements were conducted using Langan T15 electrochemical cells in kitchen and living rooms, at 73 homes. Results show that the use of NGA has a direct impact on indoor air quality with CO concentrations ranging between 5 and 150 parts-per-million. In 14 out of the 73 homes, CO concentrations were above the World Health Organization standards during at least 10% of the day. This is a matter of concern for local public health authority since the number of reported cases of CO involuntary intoxications in the city has significantly increased since 2008. Evidence presented hereby has important implications in regard to NGA installation standards and housing polices (especially in the case of low income dwelling). It urges to involve healthy-house concepts in building codes, to prevent inadequate indoor air quality and to improve people living conditions.

DOI 10.1504/IJETM.2016.077224
Citations Web of Science - 1
2013 Rodríguez JP, McIntyre N, Díaz-Granados M, Quijano JP, Maksimovic C, 'Monitoring and modelling to support wastewater system management in developing mega-cities', Science of the Total Environment, 445-446 79-93 (2013) [C1]

Urban drainage system models can be useful to assess and manage system performance and to plan its development. However, due to data and computational costs, sophisticated, high-r... [more]

Urban drainage system models can be useful to assess and manage system performance and to plan its development. However, due to data and computational costs, sophisticated, high-resolution contemporary models of the sewer system may not be applicable. This constraint is particularly marked in developing country mega-cities where catchments can be large, data tend to be scarce, and there are many unknowns, for example regarding sources, losses and wrong connections. This paper presents work undertaken over the last 7years to develop a suitable monitoring and modelling framework to support operation and development of the wastewater system of Bogotá (Colombia). Components of the framework covered here are: (a) the flow and water quality database, (b) a wastewater pollution load generator, and (c) a semi-distributed sewer network model, which aims at a complexity that matches the information available from the previous two components. Results from a catchment within Bogotá, area 150km2 and with 2.5million inhabitants, show that the model outputs capture the scale and dynamics of the observed concentrations and loads at various points on the sewer system. However uncertainty is high because much of variability of observed dry weather flow profiles is apparently random. Against this variability, the effects of in-sewer processes were not identifiable except where backwaters caused particularly high retention times. Hence the work has resulted in an operational model with a scientifically justified, yet useful, level of complexity for Bogotá. More generally, the work demonstrates the value of monitoring and modelling programmes, including having modellers actively involved in monitoring specification and operations; and the insights into suitable level of model complexity that may be gained by uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.12.022
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
Quijano Baron JP, Saco P, Jaskierniak D, Rodriguez J, 'Soil carbon and soil moisture dynamic redistribution in a banded ecosystem
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-1209
Saco P, Quijano J, Moreno-de las Heras M, Willgoose G, Rodriguez J, 'The effect of vegetation dynamics on erosion processes, sediment dynamics, and landscape evolution in semiarid areas with sparse plant cover
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-9027
Quijano Baron J, Saco P, Rodriguez J, 'Asynchronous effects of vegetation protection on landform evolution
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-14037
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Bretreger D, Quijano J, Awad J, 'Monitoring irrigation volumes using climate data and remote sensing observations', HWRS 2018. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium. Water and Communities, Melbourne, Australia (2018) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 5
2016 Alzate SJ, Guyumus DE, Quijano JP, Díaz-Granados M, 'Two-dimensional hydraulic flood modelling in domains with multiple tributaries areas for risk analysis', River Flow - Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2016 (2016)

This paper presents the methodology for a 2D hydraulic modelling implemented for flood analysis in Bogotá, Colombia, where Torca River flows into the Bogotá River. A hydrological ... [more]

This paper presents the methodology for a 2D hydraulic modelling implemented for flood analysis in Bogotá, Colombia, where Torca River flows into the Bogotá River. A hydrological model was built in order to define the surface runoff from multiple tributaries areas in an ungauged basin; climate variability effects (ENSO) were taken into account to properly define flows that arrive at the Torca river reach that was modeled. Also backwater effects where considered by analyzing water level where the two rivers meet. The hydraulic simulation was performed using RiverFlow2D where the channel topology was defined by a topobathymetric survey and LIDAR images for river plains. Some recommendation for defining mesh characteristics are proposed after a sensibility analysis of its effects over water depths and velocities. Different return periods were evaluated according to joint exceedance probability combinations for two variables controlling the hydrological system (downstream water levels and surface runoff).

DOI 10.1201/9781315644479-279
2012 Rodríguez JP, McIntyre N, Díaz-Granados M, Quijano JP, Maksimovic C, 'A semi-distributed modelling approach to support wastewater system management in large Urban areas', iEMSs 2012 - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (2012)

Models that represent the integrated urban drainage system are needed to holistically assess and manage its performance. Furthermore such models should ideally be spatially distri... [more]

Models that represent the integrated urban drainage system are needed to holistically assess and manage its performance. Furthermore such models should ideally be spatially distributed to support evaluation of individual components and their role within the system. However, due to data constraints and computational costs, high resolution models of the sewer system are unlikely to be applicable when dealing with large scale and complex systems. This work assesses the value of a relatively simple semi-distributed grey-box modelling approach, which, in comparison with a fully distributed approach, decreases supporting data requirements but still aims to provide a reasonable spatial representation of the sewer system and its temporal variability, thus enabling integrated assessment. New methods for characterising uncertainty in flow and pollution load inputs during dry weather conditions are also used. A large urban catchment in Bogotá (Colombia) is used as a case study. Modelled and observed flow and pollutant concentration data demonstrated high apparently random variability of dry weather flow profiles within the sewer system. Against this variability, the effects of in-sewer processes were not identifiable except where backwaters caused particularly high retention times.

2012 Quijano JP, Ramírez MC, 'Management of a social project using balance score card: Social, environmental & sustainability', 62nd IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012 (2012)
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
Saco P, Moreno-de las Heras M, Rodriguez J, Sandi S, Azadi S, Quijano J, 'Applications of a hydro-geomorphic (dis)connectivity framework to study vegetation transitions in semiarid ecosystems.', [O1]
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-14057
Co-authors Steven Sandirojas
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Dr Juan Quijano Baron

Positions

Research Associate
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Academic
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Academic
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email juan.quijanobaron@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4055 3487

Office

Room EA125
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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