Nam San Wai is the most important wetland in Hong Kong. It is a place to the north to
Yuen Long and next to Shan Pui River and Kam Tin River (Map 1). Most recently
famous for hosting Hong Kong’s only crocodile, which call Pui Pui. At low tide, the
area between Shan Pui River and Kam Tin River becomes the feeding ground of birds.
When going further, a luxurious growth of reeds and mangroves could be seen. It is
only here at Shan Pui River that you can cross a river by sampan. In Nam Sang Wai,
hundreds of birds are attracted to roost here and many visitors come here for taking
photo purposely.
Map 1: Location of Nam Sang Wai (Source from )
You are requested to form a group of around 7 persons and prepare a presentation in
the form of presentation slides / boards showing the future development of Nam Sang
Wai. Submission of Project Proposal and Final Group Report is required.
Part 1: (20%) – Project Proposal (week no. 3)
 Submit the Project Proposal with following content:
 Project title
 Proposed development
 Purpose and nature of the project
 Name of project proponent
 Location and scale of project (include plans) and history of site
 Number and types of important project items to be covered by the
 Major elements of the surrounding environment
 Outline existing and planned sensitive receivers or sensitive parts of the
natural environment which might be affected by the proposed project, such
 residential developments temporary housing areas
 agricultural areas
 water courses, nullahs and confined bodies of water
 water catchment areas and gathering grounds
 ground-water resources
 marine water resources including those for industrial uses, recreational
uses or fisheries activities such as fishing grounds, shellfish
harvesting/culture areas, fish spawning and nursery areas or fish
culture zones
 industries which are sensitive to pollution
 airsheds with limited capacity to disperse pollution
 areas of conservation value, including Country Parks, Special Areas,
Marine Reserves, Marine Parks, Ramsar Site, Sites of Special
Scientific Interest and ecologically significant areas such as woodland,
wetland and other wildlife habitats
 places of high visual value
 sites of cultural heritage
Part 2 – site visit (to be self-arranged where appropriate)
Part 3: (50%) – Final Group Report (week no.7)
 With reference to relevant documents and information obtained during the site
visit and desktop, you have to prepare the report meeting the key objectives of
sustainable development. Elaborate with reasons.
 Submit the Final Group Report with following content:
 Basic information
 Possible impact on the environment
 Outline of planning and implementation programme
 Major elements of the surrounding environment
 Environmental protection measures to be incorporated in the design and any
further environmental implications
 Outline the engineering solutions to solve those sustainability issues
 Explain and illustrate the role, responsibility and professional practice of
engineers in the project
 Outline any processes involved, such as process flow diagrams, site plans, storage
requirements, and information on emissions and discharges.
 Select appropriate method(s) and create an appropriate tool, such as form or
checklist, to identify and describe the environmental impact arising from
construction and operation of the project. This works should attach into your Final
Group Report as an appendix.
 When you prepare your work, please ensure that the following criteria are met.
1. To establish a main theme for your design/ development proposal
2. To achieve economic growth
3. To conserve the natural landscape
4. To improve the social well-being
5. To make use of the unique character of Nam Sang Wai
 Student Name, Student No. and Class should be clearly stated on the report cover
 Marks will be deducted for late submission.
Part 4: (30%) – Presentation (week no.8)
 Presentation is assessed on individual basis.
 Each group should prepare 15-20 minutes presentation and 5-10 minutes Q & A
session (support with the powerpoint slides or boards).

Project – Development of Nam Sang Wai