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 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.

Prof Joseph H.W. LEE, Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; Senior Advisor to the President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Mr Tai-on LEE, Assistant Director / Mechanical & Electrical, Water Supplies Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


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.

Prof Ben-sheung HUANG, Professor, Guangdong Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower, China
Mr Andy KWOK, Managing Director, Black & Veatch Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong

*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.

Prof Guang-hao CHEN, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Prof Xiang-dong LI, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

*Subject to finalization.