Honorary Fellow

Dr. LORENZO Theresa Marie

PhD (Arizona State University)

Dr. Lorenzo is a Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Civil Society and Governance in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Ateneo de Manila University and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences (specialization in Hydrological Sciences). She received a Ph.D in Biology, with a concentration in Biology and Society, from Arizona State University.


Theresa’s broad research interests lie in collaborative governance and resource management to ensure sustainable development, particularly in developing countries. Her doctoral dissertation analysed the impact of climate and economic change on the water security of municipalities in the Philippines. At present, her research focuses on collaborations in rural sustainability across the rural-urban spectrum in both Hong Kong and neighbouring countries.

2015-2021Arizona State University
Ph.D. (Biology [Biology and Society])


2012-2015University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MS Natural Resource Sciences (Hydrological Sciences)


2005-2009Ateneo de Manila University
BS Environmental Science
Professional & Community Services
2023-presentThe University of Hong Kong
Centre for Civil Society and Governance
Honorary Fellow
2021-2023The University of Hong Kong
Centre for Civil Society and Governance
Post-doctoral Fellow
2015-2021Arizona State University
Centre for Biology and Society
Teaching Assistant
2012-2014University of Nebraska-Lincoln
School of Natural Resources
Research Assistant

Selected Publication

Srinivasan, Jaishri, Theresa E. Lorenzo, Michael L. Schoon and Dave D. White, 2021, Resilient Organizations for River Restoration: The Case of two Colorado River Sub-Basin Recovery Programs, Frontiers in Water, 3, 733117

Lorenzo T. Water-centered Collaborations in Philippine Municipalities. Oral Presentation, International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) Water Commons Virtual Conference, May 2021 (Awarded Best Student Presentation)

Lorenzo, Theresa E. and Ann Kinzig, 2020, Double Exposures: Water Security Across Urban Southeast Asia. Water, 12(1), 116

Riveros-Iregui, D.A., Lorenzo, T.M., Liang, L.L., and Hu, J, 2018, Summer Dry-Down Modulates the Isotopic Composition of Soil CO2 Production in Snow-Dominated Landscapes. PLoS ONE 13(5):e019747

David, Carlos Primo C., Peter A. Cayton, Theresa E. Lorenzo, and Eduardo C. Santos, 2014, Statistical Analysis of Philippine Water District Characteristics and How These Affect Water Tariffs. Water International, 39(1), 1-9

Honorary Senior Advisor
Dr. LIAO Sarah
Deputy Director
Dr. CHAN Elaine
Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer
Dr. LAW Winnie
SLGP Director & Lecturer
Dr. BURNETT Margaret Julia
Assistant Lecturer
Dr. WILLIAMS Jessica Marie
Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. PAN Emily
Assistant Director
Ms. CHICK Katie
Assistant Director
Ms. CHOW Joyce
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. FOK Kelvin
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. LEUNG Darwin
Senior Project Officer
Ms. CHAN Karen
Senior Project Officer
Dr. HU Taihua
Senior Project Officer
Ms. KAN Mimi
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LAU Bonnie
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LAW Renee
Senior Project Officer
Mr. LEUNG Ryan
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LEUNG Vivian
Senior Project Officer
Ms. YIU Sianna
Project Officer
Mr. CHENG Woody
Project Officer
Ms. MAN Iris
Project Officer
Ms. YEUNG Daisy
Farm Technician
Mr. LI Leo
Farm Assistant
Ms. ZHANG Yiying
Executive Officer
Ms. YUEN Jamie
Honorary Senior Fellow
Mr. CHEN George
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr. TSOI Joyce
Honorary Lecturer
Ir Dr. LAI Elizabeth
Honorary Lecturer
Ir LAU Sophia