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Technical Seminar: New Environmental Challenges and Opportunities and the Setting Up of EPD's Environmental Academy

Date, time & venue

2018-11-12;18:30-20:30;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F

Organised by HKIE-EVD

Programme Highlights:-

The talk will give an overview of the major environmental challenges facing Hong Kong and the opportunities such challenges open up.  It will also cover the newly established Environmental Academy in the Environmental Protection Department and how this may contribute to advancing environmental professionalism in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.



Ir Elvis Au is the Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He has B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering (major in environmental engineering) and M.Sc degree in Urban Planning with Distinction from University of Hong Kong as well as Master of Science (Finance) with Merit from University of London. He served as the President and Immediate Past President of International Association for Impact Assessment from 2001 to 2003.   He was the chairman of the Environmental Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers from 2016 to 2017 and was the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals from 2016 to 2018. He has worked in environmental policy and legislation including the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance, strategic planning, noise policy, cross-boundary environmental cooperation, corporate environmental management, building energy legislation and policy, water quality and sewerage, nature conservation policy, and waste management and facility planning including the first Organic Resource Recovery Centre and the first Integrated Waste Management Facility.  Since 2017, he has been in charge of environmental enforcement, environmental assessment and noise, water quality and sewerage and EPD’s headquarter functions.



Registration & Enquiries

The seminar is free of charge with maximum of participants of 80.  For registration, please complete the online enrollment form in EV Division website (  Successful applicants will be notified before the event.  For enquiries, please contact Mr Norman Cheng at 94676833.  Attendance certificate will be awarded after seminar.






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