About the Scholar: Rahil Bathwal grew up in India and attended Jamnabai Narsee International School in Mumbai, India
When facilities are designed for use by an area’s citizens, convenience and easy accessibility are key factors. Disposal sites for hazardous waste need to be as far as possible from densely populated areas, but still accessible enough to minimize transportation risks and costs. Rahil analyzes a standard mathematical model used to make decisions about locations, and adapts it for the specific needs of one densely populated area of India. His new model was useful both for areas looking to add landfills, and those needing an entirely new system, making it a potential tool for cities and multi-city areas worldwide.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.