#CWR Team

Woody Chan

Research Analyst

Woody conducts research on the water-energy-climate nexus and related hidden risks including rare earths and other critical raw materials essential to the clean tech and high tech industries. His analysis can be found in the 2017 CLSAU Blue Book on “Toxic Phones: China controls the core” which examines pollution driven regulatory risks of minerals behind the mobile interface from the touchscreen to vibrations & sound. Working on this nexus also led him to explore trade-offs with food security and agriculture in the region. Besides research, Woody also assists in the publication of CWR’s monthly newsletter including the management of our extensive network of contributors and has interviewed many water luminaries on CWR’s behalf.

Born in Hong Kong, Woody graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a BA in Geography. Concerned with the extent and effects of wastewater discharge in China, the topic of his dissertation, he joined CWR upon graduation. Also proficient at GIS mapping, Woody hopes to use his multi-faceted skills to help tackle the water & climate risks from a business and financial perspective. In the longer term, he wants to help improve education in Hong Kong & Asia to account for water and environmental risks.