News and Updates

News and Updates

Inter-disciplinary Forum-Smart Water Cities

The Inter-disciplinary Forum, co-organized by the Centre and the Water Supplies Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is designed to promote an exchange of innovative ideas among practitioners, policy-makers and research scientists on salient policy-technology interface issues in the urban water sector.

Date: 15 September 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Format: Zoom

Language: English

Registration: Please click here

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“Smart Water Auditing” 「智慳水」project now recruiting participants

“Smart Water Auditing” is a two-year domestic water use study, hoping to better understand Hong Kong households’ water consumption habits and help policymakers to formulate more effective water conservation measures. Registration is now open until 31 August 2022 (Wednesday).

Details of the Programme

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Webinar on “The 1963 Drought: Is it time to forget about it?”

Dr Frederick Lee, Executive Director of our Centre, will deliver a talk at a webinar organized by the Nanyang Technological University’s History and Hong Kong Research Hub. The title of his talk: “The 1963 Drought: Is it time to forget about it?”

Date: June 30, 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Format: Zoom

Language: English

Registration: Please click here

Here is the abstract of his talk:

Abstract
The 1963 drought has played a central role in Hong Kong’s water history for about six decades, even though the city has by now become a completely different place—it has undergone fundamental transformations in its social, economic and political systems. Several world-class infrastructure projects have ensured that Hong Kongers have enjoyed uninterrupted water supply since 1982, making us oblivious to the fact that the city has been hit by episodes of droughts in the past four decades. There is every reason to believe that these projects will continue to insulate Hong Kong people from the impacts of droughts. The central thesis of this talk: The official narrative of Hong Kong’s water story has been anchored in the 1963 drought, but circumstances have changed. Thus, continuing to fear the spectre of drought-induced water-use restrictions runs the risk of our becoming prisoners of this entrenched narrative—blinded by outdated premises and overlooking the most pressing issues in water planning in the 21st century. It is time for us to contemplate alternative narratives that will help us address real challenges.

 

Recruitment Talk 2022

The Centre for Water Technology and Policy at the University of Hong Kong looking for engineering graduates to join its research team to build advanced IoT sensors and apply cutting-edge Machine Learning technologies to impact the global water industry.

New R&D positions:

Two recruitment talks will be conducted to introduce the R&D plans of, and career development opportunities with, our research team.

Date: May 12, 2022 and May 31, 2022

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Format: Zoom

Language: English

Registration: Please click here

The Centre for Water Technology and Policy was awarded a HK$4.09M Strategic Public Policy Research Grant for a research project on Smart Water Auditing.

The Centre for Water Technology and Policy was awarded, in March 2022, a HK$4.09 million grant under the Strategic Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, administered by the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office.

Date: March, 2022

The Centre for Water Technology and Policy will issue two Technical Reports that highlight the challenges of, and lessons in, managing water losses in urban water systems.

The Centre for Water Technology and Policy has conducted an extensive desk-top research on the challenges of, and lessons in, managing water losses in urban water systems from a global perspective. Based on this research, the Centre will issue two Technical Reports in mid-2022.

Date: March, 2022