For a quarter-century, DSD served as a staunch supporter of Hong Kong’s development. We strive to provide world-class wastewater and stormwater drainage services in order to improve the environment and living quality of the public, contributing to the sustainable development of Hong Kong.
Awards and Honours
The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014
DSD used information and communications technology (ICT) to develop an in-house “Dynamically Adaptive Scum Collection System” on top of the existing infrastructure at Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works (SCISTW), improving its social benefits by saving energy, preventing pollution, and safeguarding public health. The system was awarded the Certificate of Merit at the 2014 Hong Kong ICT Awards for Best Innovation (Innovative Technology).
Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme
This year, DSD won 12 awards at the "Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme" across seven contracts, including one Gold, two Silver, one Bronze and eight Merit awards.
|Contract Title||Award Category|
|Considerate Contractors Site Award||Considerate Contractors Site Award|
|Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme (HVUSSS)||Gold||Silver|
|Tuen Mun Village Sewerage and Trunk Sewers at Pillar Point||Silver||N/A|
|Design, Build and Operate Pillar Point STW||Bronze||Merit|
|North District and Tolo Harbour Regional Sewerage — Upgrading of Trunk Sewers at Ma Liu Shui, Tai Po and North District||Merit||/|
|Sewerage in Kau Lung Hang San Wai, Kau Lung Hang Lo Wai and Tai Hang||Merit||Merit|
|North District and Tolo Harbour Regional Sewerage — Upgrading of Sewage Pumping Stations and Trunk Sewers||Merit||Merit|
|HATS 2A — Upgrading Works at Stonecutters Island STW — Sludge Dewatering Facilities||Merit||Merit|
2014 International Water Association East Asia Regional Project Innovation Awards
DSD received encouraging results in the 2014 International Water Association East Asia Regional Project Innovation Awards, winning three major prizes including:
- Winner in the category of “Marketing and Communications” for “Relocation of Sha Tin STW to Caverns”;
- Winner in the category of “Design Projects” for “Lai Chi Kok Drainage Tunnel”; and
- Honour Award in the category of “Small Projects” for “Sludge Treatment Scheme Developed on Co-settling”.
2014 International ARC Awards and APEX 2014 Awards for Publication Excellence
DSD Sustainability Report 2012-13 received Gold Award of the 2014 International ARC Awards (Non-Profit Organisations: Local Government) presented by MerComm, Inc. and the Award of Excellence (Green Annual Reports) of the Apex 2014 Awards for Publication Excellence, organised by Communications Concepts, Inc.
The 47th WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival
Two educational cartoons released by DSD, titled Adventure Down The Drain and Flood Story, won the 2014 Platinum Remi Award and Gold Remi Award respectively in the category of “Educational/Instructional - Children” at the 47th WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival. Adventure Down The Drain also won the Award of Merit in the “Educational/Instructional/Training” category at the Best Shorts Competition (USA).
The Ombudsman’s Awards 2014
Mr. LO Wang-ling, Assistant Inspector of Works of Drainage Projects Division (middle), was awarded the Ombudsman’s Awards 2014 for Officers of Public Organisations, in recognition of his professionalism in handling inquiries and complaints.
Green Building Awards
The HVUSSS won the Merit Award in the “New Buildings Category - Building Under Construction” in the 2014 Green Building Award. Situated at the Happy Valley Recreation Ground, part of the building will be camouflaged by an inclined lawn upon completion of works, minimising its visual impact and facilitating public’s enjoyment of sports events.
The Hong Kong Green Building Council also ran an exhibition in February to May 2015 for “Platinum” construction projects, which was the highest rating in the BEAM Plus green building assessment, including the following three DSD projects which received the provisional platinum rating:
- Kowloon Bay Sewage Interception Pumping Station; and
- Kowloon City Sewage Pumping Stations Nos 1 and 2.
Outstanding Organisation with Comprehensive Management Systems
Starting from 2002, DSD has launched several management systems such as ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System to continually improve our service quality, working environment, and occupational health and safety management. In recognition of DSD’s sustained efforts in different aspects and effective management over the years, the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency acclaimed DSD as an “Outstanding Organisation with Comprehensive Management Systems”.
12th Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize
Our “Stormwater Interception and Storage Schemes for Hong Kong Urban Areas” won the 12th Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize in the Municipal Engineering Category. Established by the China Civil Engineering Society and the Beijing Tien-Yow Jeme Foundation for Development of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering, the Prize commends civil engineering projects with outstanding achievements in technological innovation and application.
Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects Design Awards 2014
DSD won two awards at the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects Design Awards 2014, including silver in the category of “Landscape Design (Public Development)” for the “Sewage Interception Scheme in Kowloon City—Pumping Stations”, and merit in the category of “Research Study/Publication” for the “Study of Green Roofs”. Held every two years, the Awards recognise superb achievements by landscape architects and students, promote the excellence in landscape planning, design and research, and bring the work of local landscape architects and students to the public’s attention.
2013/14 Inspire Awards and 2013/14 Vision Awards
Thanks for the joint efforts by all division and units, DSD Sustainable Report 2013-14 won four accolades in two international awards, including the 2013/14 Inspire Awards and the 2013/14 Vision Awards, both organised by the League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP).
2013/14 Inspire Awards
- Gold Award (One-time Corporate Publication)
- Top 25 Corporate Publishing Materials
2013/14 Vision Awards
- Silver Award in the category of Sustainability Report
- Top 50 Annual Reports Worldwide
Hong Kong Flower Show 2015
DSD designed an exhibit adopted the theme of “Dance•Green•River” at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2015 organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The display utilised river revitalisation works as the blueprint and won the Grand Award for Outstanding Exhibit (Landscaping Display).