With the theme of “Rivers and the Community”, this documentary highlights the multiple functions and values of rivers in Hong Kong, and examines how these values have been lost in the process of urban development. It also investigates attempts at reconnecting the community with rivers.
People in Hong Kong can enjoy clean freshwater supply by simply turning on the tap, while the “true costs” of water use have been often neglected or forgotten. This documentary explores the “hidden costs” we paid in order to meet the water demand of our society, and their impacts on local and global water resources.
We will explore the extent of the far-reaching impacts of the clothing industry on global water resources. Could we find an effective method to help people understand the impacts of their consumption behavior on water resources?
The urbanisation process of Hong Kong has left the city’s rivers devastated; many rivers have actually disappeared. What is an “environmental flow” regime? Would it point to a remedy that could help rehabilitate our rivers?
In recent years, the Drainage Services Department has revitalized channelized, urban rivers by adding green and ecological protection elements in an effort to restore the natural environment destroyed by channelization.
This documentary, “Along with the Rivers”, unfolds the perception of river revitalization of people in Hong Kong. It also discusses how different ways of public engagement, such as citizen science, stimulate people’s imagination for rivers and their surrounding environment and explore rivers’ multiple functions and values.