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Water Forum 2016 - Water Security: From Dongjiang to Sponge City

The United Nations designated every year's 22nd of March as the "World Water Day". This year, the theme is "Water and Jobs". To mark the significance, Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) had collaborated with the WSD and the CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia to organize the Water Forum 2016 with the key theme "Water Security: From Dongjiang to Sponge City" on the day.

Experts of the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan on the fields of water supplies and environmental protection were invited to give focused discussions on securing water resources centering around "Water Policies in the 13th FYP and Climate Changes", "Water Conservation for Dongjiang (East River)", "Water Innovation and Social Responsibility for Water Corporate" and "Sponge City and its Potential in Hong Kong". Panel Discussions and Q&A sessions were held for the interaction between the speakers and the audiences.

At the same time, WSD also held an Special Exhibition for the Development of Dongjiang Water Supply to Hong Kong at the venue introducing the history and the related infrastructure development of the supply of Dongjiang water to Hong Kong as well as the water quality monitoring and inspection work by the Guangdong and Hong Kong Governments.