Provision of comments on the Central Water Reclamation Project (Lantau Tomorrow) as a Member in Advisory Council on the Environment of the HKSAR Government

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Prof Kenneth Leung, as a Member of ACE, provided critical comments on the proposed Central Water Reclamation Project in Hong Kong.  He suggested to create artificial wetlands for promoting marine biodiversity and mitigating the wave and flooding, and apply Very Large Floating Structures to create parks and sports grounds to minimize the sea area being reclaimed. 

Period8 Nov 2021 → 9 Nov 2021

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Title環諮會:明日大嶼定案前須查生態 黃遠輝稱倘影響負面應縮規模 (ACE: Comments of the Central Water Reclamation Project)
Description委員梁美儀建議在人工島海岸線建設人工濕地,以紅樹林紓緩風暴潮影響,亦建議仿效新加坡、荷蘭等地在海上建設巨型浮動結構物,發展公園、運動場等公共休憩設施,以減低填海面積及對海洋生態影響。
Persons
Media name/outletMingpao
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media typePrint
Date9/11/21
Linkhttps://news.mingpao.com/pns/%e6%b8%af%e8%81%9e/article/20211109/s00002/1636394825237/%e7%92%b0%e8%ab%ae%e6%9c%83-%e6%98%8e%e6%97%a5%e5%a4%a7%e5%b6%bc%e5%ae%9a%e6%a1%88%e5%89%8d%e9%a0%88%e6%9f%a5%e7%94%9f%e6%85%8b-%e9%bb%83%e9%81%a0%e8%bc%9d%e7%a8%b1%e5%80%98%e5%bd%b1%e9%9f%bf%e8%b2%a0%e9%9d%a2%e6%87%89%e7%b8%ae%e8%a6%8f%e6%a8%a1
Title明日大嶼|政府分三部份交環評報告 環諮會:填海規模應可加可減
Description另外,委員梁美儀提出,如在海岸線上發展人工濕地,除了可減低風暴潮帶來的影響外,亦可增加生物多樣性。她又建議,政府可參考新加坡及荷蘭等地,利用懸浮裝置作建設,如在躉船發展休憩用地,如球場等,便可減少填海範圍及成本。
Persons
Media name/outletHK01
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media typePrint
Date8/11/21
Linkhttps://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/698460/%E6%98%8E%E6%97%A5%E5%A4%A7%E5%B6%BC-%E6%94%BF%E5%BA%9C%E5%88%86%E4%B8%89%E9%83%A8%E4%BB%BD%E4%BA%A4%E7%92%B0%E8%A9%95%E5%A0%B1%E5%91%8A-%E7%92%B0%E8%AB%AE%E6%9C%83-%E5%A1%AB%E6%B5%B7%E8%A6%8F%E6%A8%A1%E6%87%89%E5%8F%AF%E5%8A%A0%E5%8F%AF%E6%B8%9B
Title【明日大嶼】被質疑填海地僅一成建住宅 黃遠輝稱比例不算低 政府澄清:最少有兩成
Description香港城市大學化學系環境毒理及化學講座教授梁美儀指,生物多樣性與碳中和同樣重要,建議在多風大浪的位置建人工濕地,及以巨型懸浮裝置設在海上,不用填部分地方,認為在研究報告中,不太見到創新的地方。
Persons
Media name/outletStandnews
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media typeWeb
Date8/11/21
Linkhttps://www.thestandnews.com/society/%E6%98%8E%E6%97%A5%E5%A4%A7%E5%B6%BC%E7%A8%B1%E8%A7%A3%E6%B1%BA%E6%88%BF%E5%B1%8B%E5%95%8F%E9%A1%8C-%E5%B1%85%E4%BD%8F%E4%BD%94%E5%9C%B0%E6%93%AC%E5%B0%91%E6%96%BC10-%E9%BB%83%E9%81%A0%E8%BC%9D%E4%B8%8D%E7%AE%97%E5%A4%AA%E4%BD%8E
TitleHong Kong should scale back Lantau Tomorrow Vision if it proves too destructive, head of environmental watchdog says
DescriptionAnother council member, Kenneth Leung Mei Yee, suggested reducing both the cost and the size of the reclaimed land by instead building “large floating structures” to house some public facilities.
Persons
Media name/outletSCMP
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionLocal
Media typePrint
Date8/11/21
Linkhttps://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3155328/hong-kong-should-scale-back-lantau-tomorrow