Balaji Rajagopalan

Unlocking the monsoon mystery and its impact on society

June 12, 2023

Balaji Rajagopalan grew up in a small railroad town near Hyderabad, India, in a home without running water. At night, the sound of water would often awaken him, prompting him to rush with cooking pots to collect water spurting from a pipe in the backyard. During the dry season, the...

Satellite photo of a lake

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. 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.