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Awards and Honours

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20 April 2017

The website of the DSD ( was bestowed the Honourable Mention Award under the “Government Departments” category of the “Best .hk Website Awards 2016”

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8 May 2017

DSD paper on the Solar Farm at Siu Ho Wan Sewage Treatment Works received the Merit Award of The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers’ 2017 Environmental Paper Award

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22 June 2017

DSD won the Winner Award in the “Contract Innovation through Additional Clauses” category from the United Kingdom's (UK) NEC Users' Group


August 2017

DSD Sustainability Report 2015-16 received a number of awards, including:



Vision Awards

2016 Vision Awards

  • Gold Award in the category of Annual Report
  • Top 50 Annual Reports Worldwide

League of American Communications Professionals LLC

Inspire Awards

2016 Inspire Awards

  • Gold Award
  • Top 25 Corporate Publishing Materials of 2016

League of American Communications Professionals LLC

International ARC Awards

2017 International ARC Awards

  • Bronze Award (Green/ Environmentally Sound Annual Report)

MerComm, Inc.

2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Awards of Excellence (Electronic Media ‒ Green)

Communications Concepts, Inc.

HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards

2017 HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards

  • Citation for Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosure

The Hong Kong Management Association

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7 September 2017

Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme won two awards at the Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme in 2017. “Drops • Livability” was awarded the Gold Prize under “Team Awards (Specialized Service)” and “Unfettered Collaboration – The Encounter in Happy Valley” was awarded the Meritorious Award with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) under “Partnership Award”

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6 October 2017

DSD paper on the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme received the Publishing Award (Overseas Publication) from the Institution of Civil Engineers of the UK

11 October 2017

Ms. Ellen CHENG Nga-see, then Senior Engineer (fifth right), and Mr. Terry WONG Tze-ying, Engineer (third left), received Awards for Officers of Public Organisations at the Ombudsman’s Awards 2017

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2 November 2017

Ms. Winky CHUNG Lai-ching, Senior Clerical Officer (fifth right) and Mr. Wan Wai-chiu, then Works Supervisor I (third left), received commendation under the Secretary for the Civil Service's Commendation Award Scheme


6 November 2017

Pillar Point Sewage Treatment Works was awarded the 2016-2017 Luban Prize for Chinese Construction Projects


9 November 2017

Advance Works for Shek Wu Hui Sewage Treatment Works – Further Expansion Phase 1A and Sewerage Works at Ping Che Road was awarded Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2017

23 November 2017

Kai Tak River Improvement Works was bestowed the Association of Consulting Engineers of Hong Kong (ACEHK) Annual Award 2017

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December 2017

DSD Volunteer Team was awarded the Hong Kong Volunteer Award of Social Welfare Department – Gold Award (Organisation) by the Social Welfare Department


15 December 2017

Supercritical Vortex Intakes for Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel won the First Prize of Construction Sustainability in CIC Construction Innovation Award 2017

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17 March 2018

DSD's exhibit “Energy Revives in Blossoms” was awarded the Grand Award for Outstanding Exhibit (Landscape Display) at Hong Kong Flower Show 2018