Leave of absence
Title: Research Associate
Expertise: energy, climate change, water and sanitation
Wenman Liu joined SEI as a Research Associate in 2008, working in the areas of energy, climate change, and water and sanitation.
Wenman is currently organising a national dialogue and analytical reports to identify planning options in relation to climate and development in Thailand. She is also leading country studies in China and Indonesia and supporting studies in Thailand to better understand the impacts of household chemical use in emerging economies.
Prior to joining SEI, Wenman worked as an Associate Programme Officer with UNEP’s Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, where she supported initiatives in early warning systems, carbon neutrality, and the transboundary impacts of air pollution.
She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Tongji University, China, and later completed a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore on a full scholarship.
Wenman is an experienced writer and communicator in English and Mandarin. She has been writing a column for China Business News since 2005, focusing on topics such as carbon trading, environmental policy and environmental economics.
While completing her first degree, she founded the Green-Road Association at Tongji University, which received Ford Foundation environmental grants in 2002 and 2005, won first prize in a Ministry of Construction competition for water quality research, and was selected as ‘Best Association in Shanghai’ in 2002 by the Shanghai Municipal Government.
She also founded the Shanghai Green Youth League, which serves as a platform for knowledge sharing among 20 university environmental groups.
Ecosystem Service and Management Strategy in China (Report - 2010)