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Flood Management in Hong Kong - 9th August 2017

Stormwater Drainage is of common concern to professionals working on infrastructural development: urban developers, transportation engineers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers in additional to hydraulic and environmental professionals working in various water sectors.

This one-day CPD course will, first of all, share with the participants the instructor's experiences on the development of Hong Kong’s drainage infrastructure from its infancy to a comprehensive flood management strategy based on structural and non-structural measures carefully formulated and regularly reviewed in drainage master plans on a catchment by catchment basis. To safeguard public health, Hong Kong has adopted separate stormwater and wastewater drainage systems since early 1900s.

Structural Flood Management Measures in Hong Kong mainly consist of river training, village polders and bypass floodways in rural areas as well as drainage channels/culverts, underground flood storage tanks, stormwater pumping stations and drainage tunnels in urban areas. In the past several decades, environmentally and ecologically friendly features have become increasingly important to mitigate adverse environmental impacts of such structural measures.

Non-structural Flood Management Measures include mainly land use planning and development control, public education and flood emergency contingency plans.

To cope with Climate Change uncertainties (mainly increasingly frequent rainstorms and rising sea levels) in addition to future development needs, Government has moved towards a new flood management strategy based on Blue-Green Infrastructure, as promulgated in the Chief Executive's 2015 Policy Address, to mimic the natural hydrological processes in the Water Cycle. "Blue" refers open water bodies in rivers and lakes and "Green" means landscaping works such as vegetation cover and aquatic plants. In August 2015, the Drainage Services Department published DSD Practice Note No. 1/2015 entitled Guidelines on Environmental and Ecological Considerations for River Channel Design.

The second part of this one-day CPD course will address the concepts of the Blue-Green Infrastructure.

Language: Cantonese with technical terms in English

Date:  9th August 2017 (Wednesday) (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m)

Venue: Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor, The Cityview (城景國際), 23 Waterloo Road, Yaumatei, Kowloon (MTR Yau Ma Tei Station Exit A2)

Cost: $1,720 (include coffee breaks, buffet lunch, course notes and attendance certificate)

Early bird discount: $1,550 for registration completed on or before 26th July 2017.

Registration:  (1) make a deposit or direct transfer to "Advanced Technovation Limited" at HSBC Account No. 400-304267-001 or prepare an e-cheque payable to "Advanced Technovation Limited"; (2a) register on line at adv-technovation.com; or (2b) fill in the reply slip and email the completed reply slip with the deposit slip, direct transfer receipt or e-cheque to support@adv-technovation.com

Questions: Please contact Miss Luk at 91208024, support@adv-technovation.com

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