09 December 2019
Climate change has brought more extreme weather to Hong Kong and its impact to their drainage system could be substantial. With the continued urban development, it poses new challenges to an already reliable drainage system.Building flood resilience in the drainage infrastructure becomes more important in this ever-changing world.In this presentation, our speaker, Ir Richard WM LEUNG, will share with the participants how the drainage services department is shaping Hong Kong into a climate ready and flood resilient city by changing drainage infrastructure design from a “resistance” approach to a more sustainable “resilient” approach.
About the speaker
Ir Richard WM LEUNG, Senior Engineer, Land Drainage Division, Drainage Services Department, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a civil engineer by profession.After graduating from the University of Sheffield, UK in 1988, he worked as an engineer in the Civil Engineering Development Department and Drainage Services Department since 1995 and 2006 respectively. Ir LEUNG is also an Accredited BEAM Professional of the Hong Kong Green Building Council since 2012.
Ir LEUNG has been involved in various stages of planning, design and construction of numbers of new town development projects and drainage/sewerage works.Ir LEUNG is currently the senior engineer of the Research & Development Section in Land Drainage Division in the department. He is responsible for the overall coordination of research and development projects as well as planning and promotion of the blue green infrastructure and revitalization of water bodies for the department.
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