Towards a Water-Smart Hong Kong

Towards a Water-Smart Hong Kong

Supported by the Environment & Energy Committee



Evan AuYang, Chairman of Civic Exchange
Natalie Chan, Senior Advisor of Civic Exchange
Dr. Frederick Lee, Fellow of Civic Exchange


When compared to other cities in the world, how is Hong Kong doing in terms of water consumption? How well do we do in managing our water use? How much more or less water does each Hong Kong household use when compared to people living in other cities? Is our water infrastructure smart enough? With a third of Hong Kong’s fresh water being consumed by the business sector, what role can businesses play in conserving water?

Independent think tank Civic Exchange will share highlights of the findings from their recent research on Hong Kong’s water consumption pattern and impact. This is part of a research project on modernising Hong Kong’s water management policy that Civic Exchange has been conducting. It examines the implications of increasing pressures on our fresh water supply, due to population and economic growth as well as competition for water resources in the Pearl River Delta region.


About the speakers
Evan Auyang is the Managing Director and Head of GLG International which is the world’s leading company for professional learning. Apart from being Chairman of the Board of Civic Exchange, Evan also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Urban Renewal Authority and Sun Hung Kai & Co. Ltd., a Steering Committee Member of Business for Social Good of Our Hong Kong Foundation, an Advisor of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, a Membership Committee Member of Young Presidents’ Organization, an Executive Committee Member of Green Monday Ventures. He is also a member of the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, the Development Fund Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Development Committee of the WWF-Hong Kong, and the Board of Advisors of the Kellogg School of Management Alumni Club.

Before joining GLG, Evan was the Deputy Managing Director of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) and a Board Director of Transport International Holdings Limited, the parent company of KMB. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey & Company as an associate partner and at Citigroup’s derivatives structuring and marketing unit. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University, and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management.

Natalie Chan is the managing director of PIE Strategy, a certified B Corporation® and boutique consultancy specialising in helping corporations develop bespoke sustainability strategies and management systems. Natalie has 15 years of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability management at multinational corporations headquartered in Asia. She has extensive experience in stakeholder research and engagement across cultures and sectors to drive sustainable change. Natalie also worked at South China Morning Post, leading the Post’s city-wide community giving and engagement programme, and served as Hong Kong staffer of APEC Business Advisory Council on policy lobbying during her tenure with Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Apart from being the senior advisor of Civic Exchange, Natalie serves on the Advisory Board of London-based Ethical Corporation and a number of government and industry advisory committees in the areas of sustainability and social responsibility in Hong Kong, including the Energy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government. She is also a non-executive director of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts.


Dr. Frederick Lee is the Executive Director of the Centre for Water Technology and Policy at the University of Hong Kong. He also serves as the Director of the Water Governance Research Programme and Associate Director of the Policy for Sustainability Lab at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Hong Kong. He is also Project Co-Investigator of the JC-WISE Water Initiative on Sustainability and Engagement at HK.

Dr. Lee’s research focuses on water governance and water policy issues in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region. He holds a PhD Degree in Urban Planning from MIT, and has published in international journals and co-edited books including Asia’s Environmental Movements: Comparative Perspectives and Cultural Heritage Management in China: Preserving the Cities of the Pearl River Delta.


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9/10/2019 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
AmCham Office, 1904 Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

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