Contributor: William Hua Wen

William Hua Wen

About William Hua Wen

William is an Associate at the China Office of the World Resources Institute. As a member of the China Water Team, he supports WRI’s efforts to balance the water-energy nexus and to reduce carbon footprint in the urban water system. William also contributes to the Eliminating Eutrophication initiative to advance cost-effective and market-based approaches to reducing nutrient pollution. William earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and a master's degree in Environmental Chemistry from the Southwest University of China. He previously worked for the Chongqing Environmental Protection Bureau where he assisted with the government efforts to improve water quality of the Three Gorges Reservoir.

Desal: Too Much Power For Water

WRI’s Zhong, Hua & Genasci Smith share their analysis that show desalination alone cannot quench China’s thirst and investments in lower-cost less power hungry solutions such as water efficiency & wastewater reuse such be prioritized … more

Syngas: Trade Offs for Water & Air

WRI discusses how China’s latest scheme to cut air pollution by replacing coal with synthetic gas will exacerbate water stress in coal-rich provinces. Find out how China’s response to air pollution poses a threat to water … more



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