Date: 22 February 2022 (Postponed)

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




09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:35 Opening

09:35 – 09:40

Welcome Speech
Ir Alice PANG, JP
Director, Drainage Services Department

09:40 – 09:50

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

09:50 – 10:15

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

10:15 – 10:40

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

10:40 – 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 Brian Wing-hing CHOI
Assistant Director/ Operations & Maintenance, Drainage Services Department

Afternoon Session: New Insights into Wastewater Management




13:45 – 14:15


14:15 – 14:20 Opening of Afternoon Session

14:20 – 14:30

Keynote Address
Miss Janice Siu-wa TSE, JP
Permanent Secretary for Environment, Environment Bureau

14:30 – 14:55

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

14:55 – 15:20

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

15:20 – 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 Chemically Enhanced Primary Sludge
Dr Amy Giin-yu TAN
The University of Hong Kong

16:55 – 17:00

Closing Remarks
Ir Wing-cheong FUNG
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.