Our vision is to provide Hong Kong people with world-class wastewater treatment and stormwater drainage services. Thanks for the active participation by and full support of our stakeholders, we succeeded in implementing a number of flood prevention and sewage treatment projects in recent years. In 2014-15, we continued the initiative to arrange public engagement exercises and media promotion programmes as our major stakeholder engagement activities; and contributed to the community and youth development through educational outreach schemes and volunteer services.
Other Public Engagement Activities
HKIE Hi-Tech Fiesta 2014
On 8 June 2014, we set up a booth at the HKIE Hi-Tech Fiesta 2014 to showcase the international awards won in recent years regarding our wastewater treatment and stormwater drainage services, as well as our initiatives in promoting sustainable development of Hong Kong. We also distributed information leaflets and souvenirs to the visitors.
Guided Tours in Community
From July to October 2014, we organised guided tours in the community for the public to know about our district works, including the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Kai Tak Nullah, HVUSSS, HATS Stage 2A, etc. There were in total about 300 participants.
Science in the Public Service
For years, DSD has actively supported the Science in the Public Service (SIPS), a campaign co-organised by government bureaux and departments annually. The theme of SIPS 2014 was “Climate Change • World and Hong Kong • Science and Living”. Mr KAN Yim-fai, Chief Engineer of Land Drainage Division, gave a public talk titled “How to Adapt the Drainage System of Hong Kong to Climate Change?” at the Hong Kong Science Museum on 16 August 2014, illustrating the impacts of climate change on drainage systems and our coping strategies, as well as the new concepts to optimise the drainage systems.
From 1 to 9 November 2014, we set up a booth at the InnoCarnival 2014 held at the Hong Kong Science Park. With the theme of “Innovate for the Future: Sha Tin Cavern Sewage Treatment Works”, we provided a physical model of the Sha Tin Cavern STW, an animation of the ambassador, “Dr Marmot”, and information on relocating the Sha Tin STW to caverns for the public to better understand the relocation project.
On 14 March 2015, we organised a site visit, “Experiencing a Cavern Facility—Stanley Sewage Treatment Works”, during which the participants toured around the first cavern STW in Hong Kong to learn about its operation and integration with the surrounding environment and community.
Educational Outreach Activities
This year, we visited 13 schools to introduce our works on flood control and wastewater treatment to students and teachers.
Every year, we arrange tours of our facilities for various community groups and schools, promoting our works to the public. This year, we received over 9 000 visitors from primary and secondary schools as well as Mainland and overseas organisations.