Strengthening Building Resilience against Extreme Weather Events

DSD held a meeting with the representatives of government departments and public utilities; image by DSD

An overview of precautionary measures in the pre-wet season was discussed by the Drainage Services Department (DSD) with representatives of various government departments and public utilities in a meeting held on 29 February 2024.

” Read: Strengthening Joint Approaches to Flood Control and Drainage Management

The idea exchange platform centred around three topics:

  • resilience of facilities against extreme weather events;
  • flood prevention; and
  • challenges of climate change.

To this end, the references to relevant practice notes are encouraged, particularly the DSD Practice Note No. 2/2023: Guidelines on Flood Resilience, which has outlined alternatives such as:

  • demountable flood barriers;
  • elevated platforms for entrances or exits; and
  • combined wet and dry floodproofing.

The stakeholders in attendance comprised the Transport and Logistics Bureau; Highways Department; Architectural Services Department; Buildings Department; Civil Engineering and Development Department; Electrical and Mechanical Services Department; Civil Aid Service; CLP Power; Hong Kong Electric; Towngas; MTR; and Link. —Construction+ Online

Sources: Drainage Services Department; Drainage Services Department Practice Note No. 2/2023: Guidelines on Flood Resilience وان ایکس بت بت فوروارد