Black & Veatch was the hydraulic designer of the HK$1 billion HVUSSS project, which was managed by the Drainage Services Department (DSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. “We are proud to contribute to a project that is recognized for its innovation, economic and social benefits. We are committed to promoting advanced technology usage to mitigate the risks of climate change,” said Andy Kwok, Managing Director, Black & Veatch Hong Kong. The Dai Yu Water Science and Technology Awards has been organized annually since 2002. This is the first time a local drainage project, implemented by Black & Veatch project and DSD, in conjunction with the Hong Kong University of Science and technology, has won this award. HVUSSS uses a large underground tank to store the surge of stormwater runoff which reduces downstream flooding risks during severe rainfall events. This is another example of Black & Veatch’s strategy to increase flood protection for communities and critical infrastructure. Central to the company’s approach is close collaboration with utilities to mitigate risks in a timely, cost-effective manner. *** Editor’s Notes: The Dai Yu Water Science and Technology Awards is approved by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and established by the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society for the whole country. Black & Veatch has played an integral role in developing Hong Kong water supply since 1930. The company continues to work on a number of flagship water projects in Hong Kong including the design of Hong Kong’s first reverse osmosis desalination plant at Tseung Kwan O and the development of a sustainable design to reduce the burden on fresh water and use of energy at the expansion of Hong Kong International Airport. Media Contact: EMILY CHIA | +65 6761 3511 p | +65 9875 8907 m | ChiaLP@BV.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866 496 9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Asia Pacific's 'Digital Utilities' of the Future In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or aging water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation may offer the water industry the opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimizing distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management. Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy. Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life – and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.