Visiting Scholars Program to host expert on water resources, Chinese urbanization

From St. Norbert College, October 22, 2007
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Guoyi Han, a research associate with the Stockholm Environment Institute, will visit the Green Bay area later this month as part of the St. Norbert College-University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Joint International Visiting Scholars Program.

Han, a native of China, will speak to classes on both campuses and tour the Green Bay Watershed and Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District. He specializes in nature-society synthesis in the areas of water resources, human dimensions of environmental change, natural disasters in developing countries, and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Han is involved in a major water pollution control project in Inner Mongolia and is an expert on urbanization issues in China.

Han has been a research associate with the Stockholm Environment Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, since 2001. The international research institute specializes in sustainable development and environmental issues. It works at local, national, regional and global policy levels.

Prior to joining the institute, Han was a research associate and programmer for the Clark Labs for Cartographic and Geographic Analysis at Clark University, Worcester, Mass. He previously was an assistant professor at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University. He has a bachelor