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Visit to the Kadoorie flume

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Visit to the Kadoorie flume

In July 2017, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Insitute (HKJCDPRI) met with the Hong Kong Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) to discuss potential in collaboration including identifying ways to improve landslide early warning system and public education to raise awareness of landslide safety.

The University of Science and Technology (UST), our collaborator for the upcoming Research Fund 2017, will contribute to this endeavour. The initiative will serve as a continuity of the previous Research Grant in 2016 where a mobile phone application to provide easily accessible real-time landslide information to the public and to enhance landslide incident reporting in Hong Kong was developed. On 29 September 2017, the HKJCDPRI visited the large-scale flume at the University of Hong Kong Kadoorie Centre where the research will be conducted.

The UST team, led by Prof Clarence Choi, will also collaborate with the GEO to organize talks and field visits to disseminate findings of the research to the public and other relevant practitioners in order to raise awareness of landslide safety.