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Drainage Services Department - Sustainability Report 2012-2013

Governance Approach / Governance Structure

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Governance Structure

Supporting our two core services namely sewage treatment and flood prevention, our Department is headed by a Director with the assistance of a Deputy Director and four Assistant Directors. There are four branches within the department, namely the Sewage Services Branch, the Operations and Maintenance Branch, the Projects and Development Branch and the Electrical and Mechanical Branch, comprising fifteen functional Divisions/Sections. There are also individual sections at the headquarters rendering technical, accounting and administrative support.

DSD Senior Management


1. Director: CHAN Chi-chiu
2. Deputy Director: TSUI Wai
3. Assistant Director/Operations and Maintenance: MAK Ka-wai
4. Assistant Director/Sewage Services: CHAN Pak-keung
5. Assistant Director/Electrical and Mechanical: SHE Siu-kuen
6. Departmental Secretary: WONG Kau-nin
7. Assistant Director/Projects and Development: CHENG Hung-leung

DSD Headquarters


DSD Headquarters, Director of Drainage Services, Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Assistant Director / Sewage Services, Sewage Services Branch, Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Division, Customer Services and Asset Management Section, Operation Section, Sewage Revenue Section, Assistant Director / Operations and Maintenance, Operations and Maintenance Branch, Hong Kong & Islands Division, Mainland South Division, Mainland North Division, Land Drainage Division, Assistant Director / Projects and Development, Projects and Development Branch, Consultants Management Division, Projects Management Division, Sewerage Projects Division, Drainage Projects Division, Assistant Director / Electrical and Mechanical, Electrical and Mechanical Branch, Electrical and Mechanical Projects Division, Sewage Treatment Division 1, Sewage Treatment Division 2, Departmental Administration Division, Confidential Registry, Translation Section, Appointment & Establishment Registry, General Registry, General Registry-Staff Relations & Welfare, Personnel Registry, Finance and Supplies Section, Departmental Accounts Unit, Supplies Unit, Technical Support Group, Contract Advisory Unit, Environmental Unit, Headquarters Unit, Information Technology Management Unit, Landscape Architect, Quality Assurance, Safety Advisory Unit, Technical Secretary 1, Public Relations Unit, Training Unit

Projects and Development Branch

The Projects and Development Branch is responsible for the implementation of capital works projects. These include the design and construction of drains, flood control and relief works, sewerage network and sewage treatment facilities.

Operations and Maintenance Branch

The Operations and Maintenance Branch is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drainage and sewerage systems in the territory as well as flood control, planning of drainage and sewerage systems, enforcement of land drainage legislation and the management and maintenance of engineered drainage channels.

Electrical and Mechanical Branch

The Electrical and Mechanical Branch is responsible for the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment and flood protection facilities as well as electrical and mechanical design and installation works in sewerage and drainage projects of the Department.

Sewage Services Branch

The Sewage Services Branch is responsible for the implementation of sewerage and sewage treatment projects including Harbour Area Treatment Scheme and collection of sewage charges.

Our Department has established Green Management Committee and The Green Champions to lead internal communication, cooperation and initiatives on sustainability:

Green Management Committee (GMC)

The GMC advises the senior management on green management of the Department operations under the following terms of reference.

Organisation Chart of Green Management Committee


Deputy Director of Drainage Services Chairman, Assistant Director / Electrical and Mechanical Green Manager, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Deputy Green Manager as Secretary, MR/DMR* Sewage Projects Division & Drainage Projects Division, MR/DMR* Sewage Treatment Division 1 & Sewage Treatment Division 2, MR/DMR* Operations and Maintenance Branch, MR/DMR* Headquarters, MR/DMR* Electrical and Mechanical Projects Division, MR/DMR* Consultants Management Division, Project Management Division & Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Division, Senior Engineer / Safety Advisor, MR/DMR* Sewage Services Branch, Deputy Departmental Secretary / General Administration

* MR/DMR: Management Representative / Deputy Management Representative of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Integrated Management System

The Green Champions

The Green Champions is a group of our staff who are interested in green issues and endeavour to pursue a more sustainable working style. They are inspired to help promote sustainability issues amongst staff in working area by spreading the green message and sharing green tips.

The main role of Green Champions is to set an example to those around by working in an environmentally responsible way, and to encourage and assist colleagues to be more environmentally responsible in their daily work. Through raising awareness of green issues and making small changes in workplace, Green Champions strive to cultivate positive behavioural change towards energy efficiency and reduction of carbon footprint.

Energy & Emission Management Team

Following the signing of the Clean Air Charter by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Government in November 2006, to fully commit to implementing the Six Commitments under the Clean Air Charter, our Department established an Energy and Emission Management (EEM) Team in early 2007 to help lead the departmental energy & emission management through:

Organisation Chart of Energy and Emission Management Team


Assistant Director / Electrical and Mechanical Chairman, Senior Engineer / Slope Drains, Senior Engineer / Electrical and Mechanical Projects Division, Senior Engineer / Harbour Area Treatment Scheme, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Senior Engineer / Sewage Treatment Division 1, Electrical & Mechanical Engineer / Sewage Treatment Division 1 (Secretary), Senior Engineer / Sewage Treatment Division 2, Senior Engineer / Sewerage Project Division, Deputy Departmental Secretary / General Administration, Chief Engineer / Sewage Treatment Division 1


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