Water is a precious resource for all living things. For Hong Kong, approximately 80% of her water is imported from mainland China, while also exposed to severe typhoons and rainstorms that could bring about heavy rainfalls and winds, which have their respective impacts on the water resources of Hong Kong.
To optimally and equitably manage the water resources of Hong Kong, talents from the Hong Kong Observatory, the Water Supplies Department, the Drainage Services Department, Geotechnical Engineering Office and the Civil Engineering and Development Department would have to master knowledge of fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology as well as non-technical knowledge and information from social sciences, geography, economics and more.
The CPD committee is honoured to have a leading scholar in Hydraulics and Hydrology, Dr A. W. Jayawardena, adjunct professor in The University of Hong Kong, to deliver a talk on Hydraulics.
The talk will highlight the roles of fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology in the management of water resources that have contributed to the functioning of Hong Kong’s institutions.