Prof. P P Mujumdar is currently serving as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and as Chairman, Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research (http://icwar.iisc.ernet.in/). He has earlier served as the Chairman of the Department from November 2006 to December 2010 and as KSIIDC Chair Professor from August 2012 to July 2015. He holds Associate Faculty position in the Center for Earth Sciences at IISc Bangalore. His area of specialization is Water Resources with a focus on climate change impacts on hydrology/water resources, statistical downscaling of GCM outputs, urban flooding, planning and operation of large scale water resources systems, and uncertainty modeling. His recent research contributions include detection and attribution of hydrologic change, development of downscaling models and quantification and reduction of uncertainty in climate change impact assessment. He has served as the Chairman of the Water Resources Management section of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), and as a reviewer for the Assessment Report 5 (AR5) of the IPCC.
Prof. P P Mujumdar is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK and the CSIR-NGRI-AHI Indian National Hydrology Lecture Award. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Advances in Water Resources, has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Water International, and has been a member of several state and national committees dealing with urban flooding, and operational and environmental aspects of water resources in India. His teaching interests include Stochastic Hydrology, Water Resources Systems, Surface Water Hydrology and Urban Hydrology. His areas of professional consultancy include urban storm water drainage, floodplain management, river basin planning, reservoir operations, lift irrigation, hydropower development and impact assessment of water resources projects. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and a J C Bose Fellow.