Aidan Mattews ’24
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Data-intensive Analysis of the Climate-Water Crisis in India
The goal of my project was to determine if there is a relationship between water scarcity and the adoption of more efficient irrigation methods in India. To accomplish this, we employed data analysis in the programming language R on available Indian census data. I was in charge of fixed effects regressions dealing with geographic variables and I contributed to cleaning and merging data. I learned econometric techniques and improved my data analysis skills immensely. As I learned more about water-scarcity issues, I decided I’d like to contribute to rural and agricultural development in some capacity during my career. I’d also like to continue studying sustainability and the effects of climate change.
Water and the Environment
NITSAN Sustainable Development Lab, Tel Aviv University
Ram Fishman, Senior Lecturer (With Tenure), Public Policy, Tel Aviv University