World Bank Environment Director Joins Hydrobee Board of Advisors

World Bank Environment Director Joins Hydrobee Board of Advisors


Warren Evans was Director of Environment at the World Bank, 2004-2011

We are delighted to welcome Warren Evans to the formal Board of Advisors of Hydrobee SPC.   Warren was the Director of the Environment Department at The World Bank in Washington DC from 2004-2011.  Before that he was the Director of Environment and Social Safeguards at the Asian Development Bank (1988-2003).  Warren is an environmental health engineer who has been leading technical initiatives in water resources since 1974.  At the World Bank he managed a department with about 200 Bank staff and consultants with responsibility for internal and external operations on environment and climate change, representing the Bank to the United Nations, OECD, G8 and G20, dozens of country leaders, and hundreds of global and national non-profit organizations.  He retired from the World Bank in 2013.  His full CV here.

Hydrobee President Burt Hamner was a consultant for Warren Evans in Manila, Philippines, in 1996-2001, when Warren was leading the environmental program at the Asian Development Bank and Burt was a professor at the Asian Institute of Management.  Together they helped introduce clean technology concepts and tools across Asia.  Burt produced a report for Warren on options for financing clean technologies in small business in SE Asia, and helped train ADB staff in business approaches to reducing waste and pollution.  Burt also spent a year working for Warren as ADB consultant to the Thailand Environmental Center, helping the government of Thailand develop a Clean Technology Plan.  Warren and Burt were both very active in what is now the Asia-Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production.

We are delighted that Warren Evans has joined the Board of Advisors of Hydrobee SPC.  He will be our thought leader on the implications and challenges for PowerBee in bringing personal energy security to 100 million people in developing countries.  This is hard, and we could not be more fortunate having Warren helping us think about it.  We will help him give PowerBees to his many friends around the world.