Founding Director / Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs
Volunteer at Liberation War Museum
Ma Jun began his environmental research in mid 1990s, when he worked for South China Morning Post. In late 1999 his book China’s water crisis was published by China Environmental Science Press. Based on the assessment and analysis of water challenges in all seven major water basins in China, the book suggested that the country should adopt a new water management strategy or it would face water crisis.
Ma Jun worked as an environmental consultant and then a Yale World Fellow from 2002 to 2005. Since 2006 he has served as the founding director of IPE (Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs) and led the efforts in developing China Water Pollution Map (en.ipe.org.cn) and China Air Pollution Map, two public interfaces that display thousands of government sourced pollution data and corporate violation records nationwide. Ma Jun was named Green China Man of the Year in 2006 and received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2009.