Pre-Conference Workshops

Date: 30 October 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 14:00 - 18:00 (Tentative, please refer to the preliminary time of each workshop below)
Fee: Complimentary (for the conference registrants only)
*Seats are limited, registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Confirmation of your seat will be sent to you by email. Workshops may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.

Workshop 1 (14:00-16:30):  Innovative Disinfection Technologies in Water and Wastewater Treatment
With technology advancement, a handful of ground-breaking technologies that aims to enhance the efficiency and safety in water/wastewater treatment has emerged in recent years. One example is the On-Site Chlorine Generation technology, which is essentially the membrane electrolysis of premium table salt to produce high quality chlorine gas directly for water disinfection to eliminate risks from the transportation and storage of liquid chlorine in water treatment works. Another example is the Multi-Point Chlorine Dosing System developed under the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) for uses in wastewater treatment. In this workshop, experiences on the development and implementation of various innovative technologies in water and wastewater treatment will be shared.

Time Programme Venue (HKCEC)
13:00 - 17:30 Registration Ground Floor
Reception Concourse
Convenors: Mr Tai-on LEE, JP, Assistant Director / Mechanical & Electrical, Water Supplies Department, The Government of HKSAR
Mr Anthony Kwok-leung TSANG, Assistant Director/Sewage Services, Drainage Services Department, The Government of HKSAR
14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks & Introduction  
14:10 - 14:45 Session 1
Prof Joseph LEE, Senior Advisor to the President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Multi-Point Chlorine Dosing System for Disinfection in Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works
14:45 - 14:55 Q&A  
14:55 - 15:15 Coffee Break S421 Foyer
15:15 - 15:35 Session 2
Mr Makoto OKURA, Representative Managing Director, De Nora Permelec Ltd
Utilization of On-Site Chlorine Generation (OSCG) Technology in Water Treatment
15:35 - 15:55 Session 3
Mr Derek LUBIE, CEO, Electrolytic Technologies (ETC)
Design and Installation Challenges of OSCG System
15:55 - 16:10 Session 4
Mr Alfred C K LEE, Past Chairman (2016-2018), CIWEM Hong Kong Branch
Experience Sharing of OSCG System Operation
16:10 - 16:25
16:25 - 16:30 Closing Remarks  



Workshop 2 (14:00-17:00): Water Security and Management Issues in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) (粵港澳大灣區的水安全和管理問題)
The integration of major cities in the GBA represents a collaborative initiative that provides significant opportunities to shape the future of Hong Kong and the other cities within the Pearl River Delta region.  It is envisioned that the GBA will develop into a global hub of innovation and technology, advanced manufacturing, trading and economic growth.  The question of “whether the GBA has enough water resources to sustain its economic growth” has become inevitably significant. In this workshop, we will explore water security challenges and issues and review various water management measures being undertaken in a holistic manner.

Time Programme Venue (HKCEC)
13:00 - 17:30 Registration Ground Floor
Reception Concourse
Convenors: Mr Ben-sheung HUANG, Chairman of the Board, Guangdong Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower
廣東省水利水電科學研究院理事長 黃本勝先生
Mr Andy KWOK, Managing Director, Black & Veatch Hong Kong Ltd.
博威工程顧問有限公司 董事總經理 郝炎先生
14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks & Introduction  
14:10 - 14:35 Session 1
Mr Xiao-ming WU, Deputy Chief Engineer, The Pearl River Hydraulic Research Institute
珠江水利委員會珠江水利科學研究院 吳小明副總工
Advantages and Development Analysis of Water and Land Resources in the GBA
14:35 - 15:00 Session 2
Prof Kai-rong LIN, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University
中山大學 林凱榮教授
Water Resources Management System and its implementation in the GBA
15:00 - 15:25 Session 3
Mr Xiao-tao CHENG, Senior Engineer, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
中國水利水電科學研究院 程曉陶教授級高級工程師
Discussion on the Promotion Mechanism of Integrated Flood Risk Management in the GBA
15:25 - 15:45 Coffee Break S421 Foyer
15:45 - 16:10 Session 4
Mr Chang-xing LI, President, Shenzhen Hydraulic Engineering Society
深圳市水務學會 李長興會長
The GBA Development: New Opportunity for Cooperation of Shenzhen and Hong Kong in Water Service
大灣區建設 — 深港水務合作新機遇
16:10 - 16:35 Session 5
Mr Jun CHEN, Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Programming and Senior Engineer, Pearl River Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources
珠江水利委員會規劃及計劃處 陳軍副處長高級工程師
Considerations for Ensuring Water Security in the GBA
16:35 - 17:00 Session 6
Mr Chi-pan WONG, Ricky, JP, Deputy Head of Civil Engineering Office (Port & Land), Civil Engineering and Development Department
香港土木工程拓展署土木工程處副處長(海港及土地) 黃志斌先生, JP
Response to Climate Change - Adaptation and Resilience
氣候變化 — 適應與應變
17:00 - 17:20 Q&A  
17:20 - 17:30 Closing Remarks  

*This workshop will be conducted in Putonghua with Simultaneous Interpretation to English.


Workshop 3 (16:45-18:00): How to Write a Good Paper for a Top Journal
In this age of open innovation, writing a technical paper to communicate your latest findings is important. The ability to write a good paper that clearly presents the topic and findings can be as important as possessing the research skill and knowledge to finding the solution to a problem.  And yet scientific writing and getting a paper published in a prestigious venue can be a very messy and fluid process. This workshop provides insight on how to write high-quality technical papers and other critical elements that set foundation for publication in top journals. The workshop aims to offer advice from eminent scholars and leverages on the presence during the Conference of several Chief Editors/Associate Editors of highly regarded journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, Water Research, and other relevant top journals in water and environment.

Time Programme Venue (HKCEC)
13:00 - 17:30 Registration Ground Floor
Reception Concourse
Convenors: Prof Guang-hao CHEN, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof Xiang-dong LI, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
16:45 - 16:50
Opening Remarks & Introduction  
16:50 - 17:10 Session 1
Prof King-lun YEUNG, Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Strategies for Success in Publishing Impact Articles
17:10 - 17:30 Session 2
Prof Guang-hao CHEN, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
How to Publish Your Paper in Water Research
17:30 – 17:50 Session 3
Prof Xiang-dong LI, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Publish Your Best Research in Environmental Science and Technology
17:50 - 17:55 Q&A  
17:55 - 18:00 Closing Remarks  

*Subject to finalization.

Workshop on Shifting Time Horizons in Strategic Planning to Enhance Climate Resilience in Hong Kong

(Co-organised by Drainage Services Department and IHE Delft)

*By invitation only

 Venue: Chancellor Room I, level 4, HKCEC

The workshop aims at addressing future challenges and opportunities in Hong Kong arising from climate change. Speakers will share their insight and experience on the topic and participants will discuss short-term and long-term actions forestalling climate risks.

Time Programme
11:00 - 13:00

Special Envoy for International Water Affairs,
for the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Professor Chris ZEVENBERGEN
Professor, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education;
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands