Research

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HSBC Rural Sustainability (on-going)

Sustainability Assessment Framework

  • As an essentially integrative concept, sustainability has commonly been regarded as the prolong interplay between economic, social and environmental systems. Our assessment framework goes beyond the triple bottom line assessment and offers practical guidance to identify, assess and measure key impacts of a project or intervention. The proposed assessment framework is being piloted on the Programme’s own initiatives and activities. The assessment results generated can help key actors and stakeholders to understand and communicate the shared value created in the context of sustainability, thus improving the cooperation among all parties to attain satisfactory project sustainability performance.
  • Enquiries may be directed to Dr Vivian Chu

Rural Community Revitalization Manual 

  • This manual is compiled with the aim of offering practitioners, researchers and students a comprehensive understanding of the intricate processes involved in the reconstruction of vibrant rural communities. The issues and complexities embedded in the process of rebuilding the dynamic interdependent relationships between human and the natural environment will be systematically discussed. The manual will not only be based upon insights from the Lai Chi Wo rural revitalization programme but also from other case studies, especially from the Asian context.
  • Enquiries may be directed to Dr Vivian Chu

Sustainable Lai Chi Wo: Living Water & Community Revitalization – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo (2013 – 2017)

Biodiversity assessment and monitoring programme

  • The research aims to 1) establish a baseline of the terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity of Lai Chi Wo covering vascular plants, mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, freshwater fishes and invertebrates; and 2) identify local biodiversity hotspots in Lai Chi Wo and provide habitat management recommendations
  • Enquiries may be directed to Dr Billy Hau

Hydrology in ungauged catchments

  • The research explores a systematic simulation method that is able to project the severities of flood extremes in Lai Chi Wo. A numerical hydrological model was calibrated using rainfall and stream flow data collected on-site at Lai Chi Wo. The findings could inform the possibility and frequency of flood extremes for better farm and village planning work in order to reduce risks to farmers and villagers. This systematic method would also be applicable to other ungauged catchments in the world having similar flood conditions.
  • Enquiries may be directed to Dr Ji Chen

Publication

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HSBC Rural Sustainability (on-going)

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Sustainable Lai Chi Wo: Living Water & Community Revitalization – An Agricultural-led Action, Engagement and Incubation Programme at Lai Chi Wo (2013 – 2017)