Balaji Rajagopalan

Unlocking the monsoon mystery and its impact on society

June 6, 2023

Balaji Rajagopalan grew up in a small railroad town near Hyderabad, India, in a home without running water. Now a CU Boulder professor of civil engineering and an expert in hydrology, climatology and water resources, Rajagopalan was recently honored with a Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference in his native country.

Aerial photo of lake with declining water level

Satellites reveal widespread decline in global lake water storage

May 18, 2023

More than 50 percent of the largest lakes in the world are losing water, according to a groundbreaking new assessment published today in Science. The article was coauthored by Professor Balaji Rajagopalan and Associate Professor Ben Livneh, both from CU Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Fangfang Yao, a CIRES visiting scholar, was the lead author.

Rajagopalan Balaji

Research in Focus: Climate Variability Past & Present with Rajagopalan Balaji

Jan. 10, 2022

Rajagopalan Balaji is a University of Colorado Boulder professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and he is changing the way we see climate change.