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.
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”. The awards presentation ceremony was held on the 2014 DSD Open Day.
In January 2014, we organised the “25th Anniversary Tie and Scarf Design Competition”. The winning design presents an exquisite motif of water which was gradually purged of impurities into a clear stream. The visual identity resonates with our Department’s work.
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.
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 joined this celebrating event and planted over a thousand shrubs.
July - October 2014
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.
In partnership with the Junior Achievement Hong Kong, we hosted two one-day “DSD Job Shadowing” activities in July and October 2014. Form 4 to 6 students from seven secondary schools were assigned to different divisions, “working” under the guidance of professional staff of DSD, which was a beneficial experience to students.
In November 2014, we organised a programme called “Eco Tour: A Half-Day Guided Tour of Kam Tin River”. Through the guided tour, DSD colleagues and working partners learned about the geographical features of river channels, as well as flood control, environmental protection, and river conservation works undertaken by government departments.
On 12 to 14 November 2014, we held the “DSD International Conference 2014”, which attracted over 300 academia, professionals, and industry practitioners. The theme of “Sustainable Stormwater and Wastewater Management” underpins DSD’s vision of practising sustainable development in project delivery.
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, contributing to keep the shoreline clean.
Awards and Honours
- The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014
Best Innovation (Innovative Technology)
- Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme
Won 12 awards, including one Gold, two Silver, one Bronze and eight Merit awards.
- 2014 International Water Association East Asia Regional Project Innovation Awards
Winner (Marketing and Communications)
Winner (Design Projects)
Honour Award (Small Projects)
- 2014 International ARC Awards
Gold Award (Non-Profit Organisations: Local Government)
- APEX 2014 Awards for Publication Excellence
Award of Excellence (Green Annual Reports)
- WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival
Platinum Remi Award and Gold Remi Award (Educational/Instructional - Children)
- The Ombudsman’s Awards 2014
Awards for Officers of Public Organisations
- Green Building Awards
Merit Award (New Buildings Category - Building Under Construction)
- Outstanding Organisation with Comprehensive Management Systems
- 12th Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize
Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize (Municipal Engineering)
- Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects Design Awards 2014
Silver Award (Landscape Design (Public Development))
- 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
Grand Award for Outstanding Exhibit (Landscaping Display)