Contributor: Woody Chan

Woody Chan

About Woody Chan

Born in Hong Kong, Woody graduated from the University of Cambridge in June 2016 with a BA in Geography. His travels across Eurasia pointed him towards the nexus between environmental risk and global business. In particular, he is concerned with the extent and effects of wastewater discharge in China – the topic of his dissertation. At China Water Risk, Woody undertakes multiple research streams ranging from water stress in the HKH region to water issues in China’s mining and data centre industries. Moreover, he assists in the publication of the monthly newsletter and will be responsible for future updating and revamping of China Water Risk’s website. Also proficient at GIS mapping, he hopes to embark on a career which helps tackle climate change from a business and financial perspective.

Water Footprint: Why It Matters

Despite growing recognition, water footprint is not without its detractors & criticisms have come from economists & life-cycle scholars. Check out 5 reasons why we think the concept is still relevant … more

Wastewater: Good To The Last Drop

Happy World Water Day! In the year of wastewater, we look at China’s management of the ‘waste’. Plus, what does the 13FYP hold? Action; given rising wastewater discharge & low re-use rates … more

Water In: Beer, Crisps & Chocolate

Food & drink help create a festive atmosphere in Christmas but how much water do they use? China Water Risk’s Woody Chan looks into the water footprints of beer, chocolate & crisps, the impact on China & potential solutions … more

Can China’s “Milky-ways” Continue?

Consumption of dairy products in China has notably increased over the last 16 years. China Water Risk’s McGregor, Li & Chan take a look if these “milky-ways” can continue and also how much leading dairy companies (Chinese & foreign) are disclosing … more

1 Year On: Where Are The Top Fashion Brands?

It’s one year on but have brands upped their sustainability actions? We take a closer look at who’s not going circular and who’s leading the pack with more initiatives and engagement with NGOs … more

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