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Chan, Dr Kris


kris-chanTeaching Fellow



Office: Bush House North East Wing, Room 5.14

Twitter: @newtoutofwater





Kris Chan is an interdisciplinary researcher, principally focused on the environment, hydropolitics and development. Kris’ primary research investigates the environmental and social impacts of hydroelectric dams, employing satellite remote sensing techniques and interviews of locally-affected communities. He is highly competent with satellite remote sensing techniques, GIS, and open-source environmental sensor design. Initially trained as an environmental consultant, Kris has fieldwork research experience in Southeast Asia, South and Central America. He has earned a BSc in Geography (Durham), MSc in Conservation (University College London) and is awaiting his PhD viva (King’s College London). Kris is an active participant within King’s Water and the Earth Observation and Environmental Sensing Activity Hub. Prior to joining the Department, he taught at London School of Economics. 

Research interests
  • Hydropolitics in Southeast Asia
  • Environmental and social impacts of dams
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Open-source environmental sensors


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