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Land scarcity remains at the core of Hong Kong's housing challenge and at the top of news agenda with recent reports that private housing land supply failed to meet the government's 2018 to 2019 target. Insufficient land supply has become a major issue for the public, policy makers and developers alike. A Task Force on Land Supply has stated that Hong Kong needs to find 1,200 hectares of land, and in The Chief Executive's 2018 Policy Address, Carrie Lam unveiled the government's 'Lantau Tomorrow Vision', which looks to create 1,700 hectares of land.

Reclamation has long been a solution for Hong Kong and the debate continues to whether to reclaim or not, where to reclaim and its impact on coastal resiliency. With alternative methods around reclamation that can be more cost-effective, less damaging to the environment and have greater benefits, it is important that Hong Kong has a clear picture about land reclamation options.

Join Arcadis' Global Leader for Water Management, Piet Dircke, to discuss alternative solutions used globally, focusing on the polder concept to widen the debate and how it can help improve quality of life in Hong Kong.

Speaker(s) Piet Dircke
Global Leader for Water Management


Piet Dircke is the ARCADIS Global Leader for Water Management. He has 32 years of global working experience in city resilience, flood protection, waterfront development and climate change adaptation. He is the ARCADIS representative with the 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Mr. Dircke was a Professor in Urban Water Management and climate adaptation at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences from 2007 till 2014, where his research focused on climate resiliency and multipurpose flood protection in port cities. He is part of Rotterdam's global climate resiliency ambitions as co-author and editor on three "Connecting Delta Cities" Books, covering Flood Risk Management and Climate Adaptation Strategies in the Delta Cities of the C40 based CDC Network.

From 2009 till 2013, Mr. Dircke was the Chairman of Flood Control 2015, the Dutch Foundation that was responsible for a 22 M€ PPP program developing smart flood control systems. He was reviewer for the Flood Safety Master Plans in the Netherlands and Jakarta and prepared coastal resilience and integrated water resources plans for Bangkok, Semarang and Myanmar.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/02/20 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Open to media
Enquiries Ian Li
Tel: 2823 1242
Email: ian@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$190 / Non-Members @ HK$400
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