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CHRISTOPHER HYUN – In pursuit of missing persons to achieve water and sanitation for all—a PhD story
February 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP PRESENTS: TITLE: In pursuit of missing persons to achieve water and sanitation for all—a PhD story SPEAKER: Christopher Hyun Energy and Resources Group California State Water Resources Control Board DATE: February 3, 2021 TIME: 4:00-5:30 PM LOCATION: Zoom MEETING ID: 954 1220 8547 PASSCODE: 820643 NOTE: Participants who are not eligible for a UC Berkeley-provided Zoom account can use a Zoom account provided by their institution, can create a free, consumer Zoom account (at https://zoom.us/freesignup/), or can dial in via the phone. DESCRIPTION: We live in a world where over 800 million people lack basic drinking water services and more than four billion people lack access to safely managed sanitation. These people somehow go missing during the process of water and sanitation provision. My PhD journey at ERG has been a pursuit to find these missing persons. For years, I have followed practitioners, developed datasets, and dug through archives to shed light on the invisible people of infrastructure. In this talk, I will share highlights of my grad school experience as well as my dissertation research which aimed to make people more visible through new frameworks and pro-poor policy recommendations, while contributing to the scholarship of planning, administration, and development engineering. BIOGRAPHY: Christopher Hyun recently received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in the Energy and Resources Group with a designated emphasis in Development Engineering. Chris’s research focuses on water and sanitation innovation and policy in low- and middle-income regions. Prior to ERG, Chris lived in India for over a decade, working on pollution, culture, and capacity building. Chris now works in the Climate and Conservation unit of the California State Water Resources Control Board as a Senior Environmental Scientist – Specialist for Climate.