DSD Research and Development Forum 2017 concludes successfully
14 November 2017
The Research & Development Forum 2017 organised by the Drainage Services Department (DSD) was held on November 14. The forum was divided into a morning session and an afternoon session under the themes "Smart, Green and Resilient Wastewater Management" and “Smart, Green and Resilient Stormwater Management” respectively, attracting around 600 scholars, professionals and experts from the wastewater and stormwater industries. The areas of discussion covered smart technologies, green and resilient initiatives as well as novel innovations in the wastewater and stormwater fields.
In his welcome speech at the forum, the Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin TONG Ka-hung, said that DSD placed importance on implementing smart, green, and resilient strategy. DSD would actively interact with experts to embrace novel innovations, with bold ambition to providing world class wastewater and stormwater drainage services.
The Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Mr Donald TONG Chi-keung, delivered a keynote speech in the morning session, outlining the Government’s efforts in particular DSD’s work in tackling the challenges brought about by climate change. In the afternoon session of the forum, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr HON Chi-keung, said that the industry should target for smart, green and resilient stormwater drainage system for the long term development of Hong Kong.
In the morning session, Professor of the South China Normal University Prof Feng JIANG; Elman Family Professor of Engineering and Public Policy, Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Prof Joseph H. W. LEE; Professor of the Tohoku University Prof Yu You LI; Director of Kingsford Environmental (Hong Kong) Limited Prof Kin Man HO; Chief Engineer/Electrical & Mechanical Projects, DSD Dr Ricky C. L. LI bring forth new inspirations to the sewage treatment process and green, energy-saving designs for sewage treatment works.
In the afternoon session, the Advisor (Environmental Science) of the Education University of Hong Kong Prof Ming Hung WONG; the Associate Director of Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited Ms Julia W. Y. CHAN; the Principal Lecturer of School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong Dr Billy C. H. HAU; Assistant Professor of the Department of Geography and Resource Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Prof Steve H. L. YIM and the Associate Director of Atkins China Limited Mr Jeffrey CHAN shared their research findings and experience on river ecosystem restoration, revitalising water bodies and sustainable stormwater system management.
Having flourished in the past twelve years, the Research & Development Forum is one of DSD's renowned events. With the aim of creating better and sustainable living environment, the forum invites leading industry practitioners and noted experts to deliver speeches, providing a platform for stakeholders to exchange views and learn about the latest technologies as well as to explore opportunities for collaboration.
The Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin Tong Ka-hung, delivering a welcome speech
The Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Donald TONG Chi-keung, delivering a keynote speech in the morning session
The Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr HON Chi-keung, delivering a keynote speech in the afternoon session
Picture shows the Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Mr Donald TONG Chi-keung (sixth left); the Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin TONG Ka-hung (fifth left); the Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr MAK Ka-wai (fourth right); and the Assistant Directors of Drainage Services, Mr Fedrick KAN (first left), Mr CHUI Wai-sing (third left), Mr Anthony TSANG, (third right) and Mr Henry CHAU (forth right), with other speakers of the morning session
Picture shows the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr HON Chi-keung (sixth right); the Deputy Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Vincent MAK (sixth left); the Director of Drainage Services, Mr Edwin TONG Ka-hung (seventh left); the Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr MAK Ka-wai (fifth left); and the Assistant Directors of Drainage Services, Mr Anthony TSANG (first left), Mr Henry CHAU (third left), Mr CHUI Wai-sing (first right), and Mr Fedrick KAN (fourth right), with other speakers of the afternoon session