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Balaji, Rajagopalan Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Competition for freshwater resources is intense as global populations increase. This is evident in the Western United States, where developmental pressures are stressing the already limited water resources, exacerbated by substantial year-to-year (i.e., interannual) variability. My research program is an interdisciplinary effort to address these problems. This entails three interconnected themes – (1) Understanding the causes for spatial and temporal variability of the water cycle; (2) Forecasting and Scenario generation tools for water resource management that incorporate understanding of climatic variability and change, and (3) Evaluating decision strategies (this calls for knowledge of the decision making process of various resource management systems – water resources, agriculture, drinking water etc.).

keywords

  • Hydrology, Hydroclimatology, Stochsatic Hydrology, Hydrologic projection on seasonal and interdecadal time scales, Indian monsoon climate variability, use of paleo-climate information in hydrologic and climate diagnostics, Functional estimation, weather generators, Water resources management, statistical water quality and demand modeling, incorporating climate variability and change into water quantity and quality modeling and management

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • AREN 4849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 4849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 4899 Civil Engineering Senior Project Design (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 5454 Statistical Methods for Natural and Engineered Systems (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 5849 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 6393 Hydrologic Sciences and Water Resources Engineering Seminar (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 6943 Master's Degree Cand (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 6953 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 6963 Master's Report (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 8993 Doctor's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • CVEN 4849 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 5849 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 6393 Hydrologic Sciences and Water Resources Engineering Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 6833 Special Topics (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 6943 Master's Degree Cand (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 6953 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 6963 Master's Report (Fall 2018)
  • CVEN 8993 Doctor's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • AREN 4849 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • CVEN 4849 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • CVEN 5849 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • CVEN 6943 Master's Degree Cand (Summer 2018)
  • CVEN 6953 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • CVEN 6963 Master's Report (Summer 2018)
  • CVEN 8993 Doctor's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • AREN 4849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 4849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 4899 Civil Engineering Senior Project Design (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 5454 Statistical Methods for Natural and Engineered Systems (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 5849 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 6393 Hydrologic Sciences and Water Resources Engineering Seminar (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 6943 Master's Degree Cand (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 6953 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 6963 Master's Report (Spring 2018)
  • CVEN 8993 Doctor's Thesis (Spring 2018)

Background

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