Dr CT Low
Geospatial Risk Lead
Low heads CWR’s geospatial analysis work, which is being used to identify risk hotspots to plan better resilience. His 3D flood maps have triggered many corporates and banks to start assessing their coastal threats and his models have been included in the annual reports of a number of publicly listed firms. His work has also been cited by mainstream media outlets such as Bloomberg TV and SCMP. Low’s geospatial models were a key input for the ground-breaking CWR APACCT 20 Index that benchmarks coastal threats across 20 cities in APAC. Currently, he is leading CWR’s Re-IMAGINE HK initiative and sits on HKUST’s Shaping a Sustainable Northern Metropolis steering group to drive “low-regret adaptation” in HK against coastal threats.
Low believes that we need to think creatively to raise awareness on climate change and has thus played a major role at CWR integrating visual arts and science in various collaborative projects with the likes of CUHK’s Museum of Climate Change, M+ Museum and HK Ballet. He is also an advocate for “education unusual” and has designed water-nomic coursework for a MSc in Investment Management programme and a climate hackathon workshop for HKUST. As a certified GIS Professional, he has also taught GIS modules at universities. Low has a PhD and prior to joining CWR completed a postdoctoral fellowship at HKU. His geospatial research is published in multiple prominent international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
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