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Pollution and the Fragrant Harbour: public forums on the future of the marine environment in Hong Kong

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22 Apr 2017

Marine Litter in Hong Kong Waters: Stopgaps and Solutions

22 April, 2017, 16:00-18:30

Pollution and the Fragrant Harbour: public forums on the future of the marine environment in Hong Kong

Throughout 2017, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in partnership with WWF-Hong Kong will present a series of three public forums exploring the issues around marine pollution and conservation in Hong Kong. The forums will bring together experts and provide opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the situation in Hong Kong and current efforts to address these issues.

Date: Earth Day, 22 April 2017 (Saturday)

Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Time: 16:00-18:30

Chinese and English with simultaneous translation.

Attendance at the forum is free of charge, but participants must register in advance at education@hkmaritimemuseum.org or book here

Panellists include representatives from Government, NGOs and the private sector. Speakers will give overviews of the current Government strategy, community responses, new technologies which could offer solutions for Hong Kong, and a new coordinated and collaborative strategic approach for government, community and the private sector. The conversation will be chaired by representatives from the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and WWF-Hong Kong, and Kenneth Leung, Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology at the University of Hong Kong will act as discussant, drawing together the ideas generated by both speakers and forum participants. Audience members will be able to ask panellists about their ideas in a Q&A session following the talks.

Subsequent forums will take place in late spring and autumn 2017. Future forums are planned to cover Trends in shipping/design: environmental technology and Conserving marine biodiversity in Hong Kong waters.

Panellists:
Dr Dominique Bouchard, Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Cesar Jung-Harada, MakerBay, Scoutbots
Professor Kenneth Mei Yee Leung, University of Hong Kong
Julia Leung, Plastic Free Seas
Daisy Lo Chi Yun, Environmental Protection Department
Patrick Yeung, WWF-Hong Kong