MyH20: How Water Data Make Voices Heard in Rural China


Wednesday, September 12, 2018


1:15 pm


College Center 223-Multi Purpose Room

"MyH20: How Water Data Make Voices
Heard in Rural China"
Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren ’13
AAVC Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award Recipient 2018

After receiving a BA in physics from Vassar College, Ren went on to earn a dual master’s in environmental engineering/technology and policy at MIT. Her graduate research on identifying water-monitoring and governance bottlenecks in rural India inspired the founding of MyH2O, a water-quality mapping network in China. In 2014, with the help of China Youth Climate Action Network (CYCAN) and an MIT class, Ren started MyH2O, which has since built a network of more than 30 university water-testing teams and collected over 2,000 water data points across China. Her long-term goal is making a safe and clean environment a possibility for everyone in China through systematic management and community participation.

Join us for conversation and dessert.
Facilitator: Sharon Chang ’84, P’19, AAVC Alumnae/i Recognition Committee Chair

Anne Greenidge

Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development