Appointments to Advisory Committee on Water Resources and Quality of Water Supplies announced

The Government announced today (April 1) that Dr Chan Hon-fai has been appointed as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Water Resources and Quality of Water Supplies (ACRQWS) for a two-year term from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2014.

Fifteen incumbent members have been re-appointed, and 10 new members appointed. The appointments were made by the Secretary for Development.

The predecessor of the ACRQWS was the Advisory Committee on the Quality of Water Supplies, which was founded on April 1, 2000. In response to the growing expectations of the public on the conservation and management of water resources, the Government has expanded the scope of the Committee to cover water resources-related issues in addition to the quality of water supplies in Hong Kong. The membership list and terms of reference of the ACRQWS are as follows:


Non-official members

Dr Chan Hon-fai (Chairman)
Ms Nicole Wong Pik-yan
Dr Richard Cheung Yun-hing
Mr Rocky Poon Lock-kee
Dr Paul Shin Kam-shing
Ms Luciana Wong Wai-lan
Professor Chau Kwai-cheong
Ms Phyllis So Yee-ching,
Mr Kenny Wong Siu-wai
Ms Tong Po-chun
Professor Chan Lung-sang
Dr David Lee Ka-yan
Ms Michelle Au Wing-tsz
Dr Man Chi-sum
Mr Chan Kwok-wai
Mr Ivan Lau Yuet-fan
Ms Lau Kwai-yung
Ms Rosanda Mok Ka-han
Ms Siu Ka-yi

Ex-officio members

Director of Water Supplies
Principal Assistant Secretary for Development (Works) 3
Assistant Director of Environmental Protection (Environmental Compliance)
Assistant Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene (Operations) 3
Consultant Community Medicine, Department of Health
Assistant Director of Housing (Estate Management) 2

The ACRQWS keeps matters relating to water resources and quality of water supplies under review and advises the Government through the Director of Water Supplies.

Ends/Sunday, April 1, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:00