Technical Seminar: “Using Wetland Systems for Water Sensitive Urban Design and Wastewater Treatment”

We are pleased to support the technical seminar “Using Wetland Systems for Water Sensitive Urban Design and Wastewater Treatment” organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Environmental Division, co-organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, Engineers Australia Hong Kong Chapter and  Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited to be held on 14 November 2018 (Wednesday). 

Seminar Details: 

 Title: Using Wetland Systems for Water Sensitive Urban Design and Wastewater Treatment
 Date: 14 November 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 18:00pm
 Venue: Room N001, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
 Seats: 120
Programme Highlights: Covey Associates, an Australian-based engineering consultancy, will provide an overview of their experience and expertise in the use of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) to provide water treatment. Mr Kevin Covey, Director of Covey Associates, and Dr Christopher Walker, Environmental Manager of Covey Associates, will present on wetland-based approaches to both stormwater and wastewater treatment. There will be a particular focus on the use of floating wetlands to treat water, a relatively novel approach to treating runoff and wastewater. Covey Associates has pioneered the use of floating wetlands in urban developments and has been involved in world-leading research in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast for the past 8 years.


  • Mr. Kevin Covey has more than 37 years extensive expertise in Urban Development, Civil, Structural, Hydraulic, Fire Engineering and Project Management. Mr. Covey leads a team of 45 staff who have become internationally and nationally renowned as a “one-stop-shop” approach.


  • Dr. Christopher Walker is the Environmental Manager at Covey Associates and has significant experience in the design and management (construction and operational phases) of constructed lakes, wetlands, floating wetlands, and bio-retention basins. Dr Walker is highly skilled in stormwater quality modelling, using software such as MUSIC (Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement conceptualisation), Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) development and implementation, designing water quality monitoring programs and ensuring site specific environmental objectives are consistently achieved. Dr. Walker is also a recognised world expert on the use of floating wetlands to treat runoff.
 Fee: Free of Charge


If you are interested, please complete the online enrollment form in EV Division website (  Successful applicants will be notified before the event.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Dr. Anthony Ma (  Attendance certificate will be awarded after seminar.