Conferences & Workshops

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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Supporting Organisations:

Sustainability of Deep Bay Wetlands Forum

24 January 2019

The ecological values of Deep Bay wetlands that include a mixture of natural and man-modified habitats to migratory water birds are well recognized. However, large areas of fish ponds have been abandoned over the years and susceptible to the colonization by invasive exotic plants. This has significant impacts on the ecological and social value of the fish ponds.

How to sustain the Deep Bay wetlands was discussed among the stakeholders in the Forum, drawing on overseas experiences of conserving and managing private wetlands and local knowledge on the changing Deep Bay ecosystem.


  • Prof. Peter Hills, Emeritus Professor, University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  • Dr. Michael Lau, Chairman, Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association (HKWCA)
  • Dr. Martin Spray, Chief Executive, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
  • Dr. Lew Young, Chief Executive, Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAFP)
  • Mr. Yu Yat-Tung, Research Manager, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS)

Panel Chair-person:
Nora Tam, Chair Professor of Biology, City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

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