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.
DSD’s 25th Anniversary Activities
To mark the 25th anniversary of DSD’s establishment, we held a series of celebrations and competitions this year, sharing the joy amongst our colleagues, working partners, and the public while enabling various stakeholders to better understand DSD’s working approach and future directions.
Logo and Slogan Contest for Primary Schools and Wall Painting Contest for Secondary Schools
In October 2013, we held the “Logo and Slogan Contest for Primary Schools” and “Wall Painting Contest for Secondary Schools” under the theme of “DSD’s 25 Years of Excellent Service to Hong Kong”. These contests aim to introduce our work to students and present our quality service to the public in order to enhance our connection with them.
The awards presentation ceremony was held on the 2014 DSD Open Day. We used the winning logo and slogan on printed matter commemorating our silver jubilee, and displayed the winning murals on the facades of our major STWs for public viewing.
25th Anniversary Tie and Scarf Design Competition
In January of 2014, we organised the “25th Anniversary Tie and Scarf Design Competition”. Judges of the competition assessed our colleagues’ submissions based on their creativity, design aesthetics, and relevance to the theme. Mr. CHAN Yu-leung, Principal Technical Officer (E&M) won the Champion with an exquisite motif of water which was gradually purged of impurities into a clear stream. The visual identity resonates with our Department’s work.
Our Staff Club developed this design into a line of ties and scarves for internal sale, encouraging colleagues to wear them in departmental activities to promote our identity.
DSD’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Activity— Orienteering-on-Bike Fun Day
In May 2014, we held a “Orienteering-on-Bike Fun Day” at Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works (STW), attracting a total of 37 teams, over 100 players from DSD, contractors, consultants, green groups and youth groups. All teams roamed the Sha Tin STW in the extraordinary orienteering event in celebration of DSD’s 25th Anniversary.
Join Hands to Green the Roof
In June 2014, we organised a planting activity “Join Hands to Green the Roof” at the Kowloon Bay Sewage Interception Station. More than 100 participants from District Councils, green groups, professional institutions, government departments, working partners, and DSD colleagues and family members joined this celebrating event and planted over a thousand shrubs. The planting activity not only strengthened our team spirit, but also promoted DSD's efforts towards environmental protection, greening and sustainable development.
Guided Tours in Community
From July to October 2014, we organised the “DSD 25th Anniversary Activity—Guided Tours in Community” to enable the public to better understand our work and facilities in various districts. Guided tours to six iconic drainage facilities and projects were arranged, including the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Kai Tak River, Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme, and Habour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A. HKPC please check the rule for using short forms, i.e. whether to show the full name for debut in every chapter.
Over 300 visitors were received in 17 visits. In addition to the public members, our colleagues and their family members as well as our working partners were also invited, giving the former a fuller picture of our work while strengthening our ties with the latter.
In partnership with the Junior Achievement Hong Kong, we hosted two one-day “DSD Job Shadowing” activities in July and October 2014, giving students a taste of real working environment to help them prepare for the future career development. A total of 49 form 4 to 6 students from seven secondary schools were assigned to different divisions, “working” under the guidance of 27 professional staff of DSD. Students were deeply interested in our daily operations, and carried out the “duties” assigned by mentors with enthusiasm, which was a beneficial experience to students.
Eco Tour: A Half-Day Guided Tour of Kam Tin River
In Novemver of 2014, we organised a programme called “Eco Tour: A Half-Day Guided Tour of Kam Tin River”. Led by conservation experts, the tour traces a course from the natural streams at Tai Mo Shan, upstream of Kam Tin River, to its engineered channel at downstream of Nam Sang Wai. Through the guided tour, DSD colleagues and working partners learned about the landforms, flora, fauna, and biotopes across drainage basins of natural channels and engineered channels, as well as flood control, environmental protection, and river conservation works undertaken by government departments.
DSD International Conference 2014
“DSD International Conference 2014” was held on 12 to 14 November 2014, attracting over 300 academia, professionals, and industry practitioners from Hong Kong as well as 13 countries and regions.
The theme of “Sustainable Stormwater and Wastewater Management” underpins DSD’s vision of practising sustainable development in project delivery. International experts shared their research results in the conference with a total of 36 technical papers published. Attendees visited four DSD facilities which were under construction or completed to understand our work on flood prevention and sewage treatment.
Join Hands to Clean Shoreline
In December 2014, DSD organised “Join Hands to Clean Shoreline” at Po Chue Tam, Lantau Island in support of local and international coastal clean-up campaigns. More than 70 DSD colleagues, their family members and friends, and representatives from our working partners participated in the activity. Mr. MAK Ka-wai, Deputy Director of Drainage Services, also joined and supported the event. Through collaborated team work, we contributed to keep the shoreline clean by clearing 21 bags of rubbish, which weighed about 130 kilograms, at the beach of Po Chue Tam.