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Wetland Enhancement, Design and Management Workshop

25 October 2019

Venue   : Hong Kong Wetland Park

To facilitate the exchange of global and local experience in enhancing the value of wetlands.


Presentation Title and Speaker:
▪ Wetland management in Hong Kong Wetland Park
Mr. Nelson So,  Wetland Park Manager (Reserve), Hong Kong Wetland Park
▪ The design, enhancement and management of mitigation wetlands in the Deep Bay Area
Mr. Paul Leader, Director, AEC Ltd.
▪ Management of restored ponds with well vegetated banks at Wo Shang Wai – The first private wetland in Hong Kong
Mr. Wong Lun-cheong, In-house Ecologist, Wo Shang Wai wetland
▪ Urban oasis – from industrial to natural – taking nature to the people: The design and management
Dr. Martin Spray, Chief Executive, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Field Visit

Introduction of the design and management of different wetland habitats in Hong Kong Wetland Park by their staff.

*Target audience: Wetland managing staff, consultants, green groups and students in environmental management programme.

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According to the “Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat” (Ramsar Convention 1991), wetland is defined as “areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres” .

Based on Ramsar’s definition, wetland types in Hong Kong include reservoirs, fish ponds/gei wais, mangrove and swamp, streams and nullahs, wet agricultural lands, mudflats and coastal waters.  According to the latest (2016-2017) land use data compiled by Planning Department, excluding wet agricultural land (which is not differentiated from the category of agricultural land), intertidal mudflats and coastal waters (area below the High Water Mark which is not included), only about 4.6% of total land area (i.e. 51km2 out of 1111 km2) is classified as wetland in Hong Kong 1.

Land Utilisation in Hong Kong (Source: Planning Department1)

Figure 1: Land Utilisation in Hong Kong (Source: Planning Department in https://landforhongkong.hk/en/demand_supply/index.php)


Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association

Room 2315 Gala Place

56 Dundas Street



Hong Kong SAR

Tel: (852) 5547 9784

Email: info.hkwca@gmail.com

Website: www.hkwca.org.hk