Date, time & venue
2019-02-16;09:30-12:30;HKU, Room 102, K. K. Leung Building,
HKIE EVD, HKIE CVD, Civil Engineering Dept of the Hong Kong University, BSOMES, IAHR-HK, CIWEM HK
(Supported by AMC and CAD of HKIE)
Super-Typhoon Mangkhut 2018 caused
high storm surges resulting in serious flooding in many low-lying coastal areas
in Hong Kong. This reminds us of the inadequacy of our flood management
infrastructure which has been well developed mainly for inland areas subject to
rainfall induced floods. At the same time, with indisputable Climate Change,
the mean sea levels are rising and storm surges will also be increased by more
frequent Super-Typhoons due to increasingly warm Pacific Ocean temperatures.
This seminar is to share the Speaker’s insights into the coastal challenges to
flood management in times of Climate Changes.
Prof LEUNG Wing Mo ( 梁榮武 ) will talk on the impacts of Climate Change on tropical cyclones activities in the future.
Ir Prof CHAN Pak Keung ( 陳柏強 ) will address coastal flood
mitigation measures including emergency evacuation based on real-time sea level
forecasting (by combining storm surge and astronomical tide predictions),
coastal polders, storm surge barriers and floating structures. The last two
measures are new to Hong Kong.
English PowerPoint presentation
supplemented with Chinese Subtitle and Cantonese, where appropriate
Prof. Leung Wing Mo ( 梁榮武 ), Former Assistant Director of HK Observatory and Adjunct Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Ir Prof. CHAN Pak Keung ( 陳柏強), an Adjunct
Professor of HKU, former Professor of Practice (Infrastructure) of PolyU, a honorary
fellow of IAHR-HK, and a retired Assistant Director
of Drainage Services. He was qualified as a civil and structural engineer in
1980’s and has over thirty years of experience in wastewater engineering and
flood management. He has got Bachelor and Master Degrees in Civil Engineering
from HKU and a postgraduate diploma in Hydraulic Engineering (Lowland
Development) from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.
Registration & Enquiries:
The seminar is free of charge with
maximum of participants of 120. For registration,
please complete the online enrollment form in HKIE EVD website
(fttp://ev,hkie.org.hk). Successful applicants will be notified before the
event. For enquiries, please contact Ir Michael Yeung at firstname.lastname@example.org, M:5541 3813 or Ir Anthony Kwan at email@example.com, M: 6208 0133. Attendance certificate will be awarded after the seminar.
This seminar is full.