JC-WISE Project

Jockey Club Water Initiative on Sustainability and Engagement (JC-WISE) is a 3-year, HK$14.7 million project funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU. It aims to raise the public’s awareness, and appreciation, of the importance of attaining long-term water sustainability for Hong Kong.

Through multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and cross-sectoral collaborations, JC-WISE aims at elevating the level of public awareness of the importance of water conservation and sustainability by:

  • enhancing the understanding of the multiple values of water through re-connecting the public with our rivers; and
  • recognising the impacts of consumption behaviour on local and distant freshwater resources through the Water Footprint concept, the first such innovative and evidence-based campaign in Hong Kong.