Date: 18 October 2022 (Tue)

Morning Session:
Driving a New Era of Stormwater Management – “Rivers in the City”




09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:40 Opening

09:40 – 09:45

Welcome Speech
Ir Alice PANG, JP
Director of Drainage Services

09:45 – 09:55

Keynote Address
Ir Ricky Chun-kit LAU, JP
Permanent Secretary for Development (Works)

09:55 – 10:20

Hydrogel Technology for Odor and Microbial Control
Prof King-lun YEUNG
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

10:20 – 10:45

Smart System for Asset Management - Artificial Intelligence-based Building Information Modelling (AIBIM)
Prof Yu-hsing WANG
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:25

Planting Trial for Tsui Ping River in Moving and Stagnant Waters
Prof Onyx Wing-hong WAI
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

11:25 – 11:50

Biodiversity Management in Seasonal Floodplain of Drainage Channels
Dr Billy Chi-hang HAU
The University of Hong Kong

11:50 – 12:15

Study on Native Plants for Enhancing Biodiversity of Rivers in the City
Dr Angie Ying-sim NG
The Conservancy Association

12:15 – 12:20

Session Remarks
Ir Edwin Shing-cheong LAU
Assistant Director/ Operations & Maintenance, Drainage Services Department

Afternoon Session: New Insights into Wastewater Management




13:45 – 14:15


14:15 – 14:25 Opening of Afternoon Session

14:25 – 14:35

Keynote Address
Miss Janice Siu-wa TSE, JP
Permanent Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Environment)

14:35 – 15:00

Surveillance of COVID-19 Virus in Sewage
Prof Tong ZHANG
The University of Hong Kong

15:00 – 15:25

Low Energy Electrical Odour (LEEO) Control of Sludge
Prof Guanghao CHEN
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

15:25 – 15:40


15:40 – 16:05

Robotics and Intelligence Solutions in Smart Cities and Maintenance for Sewage Treatment Works
Prof Darwin Tat-ming LAU
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

16:05 – 16:30

Development of Cooling and Ventilation Systems for Cavern Sewage Treatment Works
Dr Edwin Chi-yan TSO
City University of Hong Kong

16:30 – 16:55

Bioenergy Recovery from Sludge Produced from Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment
Dr Amy Giin-yu TAN
City University of Hong Kong

16:55 – 17:00

Closing Remarks
Ir Chi-chung KO
Assistant Director/ Electrical & Mechanical, Drainage Services Department


  • The programme is subject to change without prior notice.
  • The presentations will be conducted in English or Cantonese or Putonghua.  Simultaneous interpretation in English, Cantonese and Putonghua will be provided.