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DSD’s research and development projects win the Silver Award of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) Landscape Awards 2016 and the Merit Award of the Green Building Award 2016 (22 Nov 2016)
Two projects of the Drainage Services Department (DSD), namely the "Eco-hydraulics Study on Green Channels" and the "Research, Planning and Promotion of Sustainable Drainage System for Climate Change and Flood Resilience in Built Environment", were granted the Silver Award of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) Landscape Awards 2016 and the Merit Award of the Green Building Award 2016 respectively, recognising the outstanding research and development achievements of the department in promoting environmental protection and sustainable development.

The Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin Tong, said that the department is committed to environmental research and development to promote innovative green building technologies and greening designs. The aim is to create a green living space with due consideration of the ecological environment and promotion of sustainable development.

The HKILA Landscape Awards is organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects. It seeks to promote excellence in landscape planning, design, management and research. By concluding and reviewing the experience and effectiveness of previous green channel projects, the "Eco-hydraulics Study on Green Channels" contributed to the production of practical guidelines for river channel designs that take into account the environmental and ecological factors. The guidelines set out that, in the design of drainage systems, the ecological value of drainage channels should be optimised in addition to fulfilling flood control requirements, providing important reference for practitioners in drainage planning and management.

Organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Professional Green Building Council, the Green Building Award aims to commend projects with outstanding performance and contributions in sustainable development and the built environment. The "Research, Planning and Promotion of Sustainable Drainage System for Climate Change and Flood Resilience in Built Environment" is a collection of the fruitful outcomes of a number of the DSD research and development projects covering river revitalisation, rainwater harvesting, porous pavements, green roofs, bioswales and constructed wetlands. It highlights that the Sustainable Drainage System builds flood resilience, and helps reduce the urban heat island effect and energy use in buildings, providing significant environmental benefits.
 


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The "Eco-hydraulics Study on Green Channels" of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) won the Silver Award of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) Landscape Awards 2016. Picture shows the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Carrie Lam (second left), presenting the award to the Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr Mak Ka-wai (first left), and representatives of the research team, the Senior Engineer of the DSD, Mr Richard Leung (second right); the Landscape Architect of the DSD, Ms Sandy Tong (centre); and the Principal Environmental Consultant of Mott Macdonald, Ms Julia Chan (first right), at the award presentation ceremony on November 18.

The "Research, Planning and Promotion of Sustainable Drainage System for Climate Change and Flood Resilience in Built Environment" of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) won the Merit Award of the "Green Building Award 2016". Picture shows the Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin Tong (centre); the Assistant Directors of Drainage Services, Mr Fedrick Kan (second left) and Mr Michael Fong (first right); the Chief Engineer of the DSD, Mr Ho Yiu-kwong (first left); and the Senior Engineer of the DSD, Ms Ellen Cheng (second right), receiving the award at the award presentation ceremony on November 22.

The "Research, Planning and Promotion of Sustainable Drainage System for Climate Change and Flood Resilience in Built Environment" of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) won the Merit Award of the "Green Building Award 2016". Picture shows the Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin Tong (centre); the Assistant Directors of Drainage Services, Mr Fedrick Kan (second left) and Mr Michael Fong (first right); the Chief Engineer of the DSD, Mr Ho Yiu-kwong (first left); and the Senior Engineer of the DSD, Ms Ellen Cheng (second right), receiving the award at the award presentation ceremony on November 22.

 

 
 
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