Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System
Supporting Biodiversity and the Ecosystem

Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System

Allan LEUNG,
Vincent WANG
Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System

Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System

Allan LEUNG,
Vincent WANG

This project will demonstrate a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment technology for providing a healthy ecosystem for fish and other inhabitants of the Chinese garden pond (located behind SSQ Towers 15-19). This will bring the pond back to pristine condition while creating an educational and learning opportunity.

What is the problem this project is trying to address?

The Chinese garden is a significant feature of our HKUST Campus as it provides nice leisure space in a beautiful natural environment. However, the current pond water is turbid, greenish in color and has become a slimy eyesore. Simply put, the ecosystem is out of balance.

How does this project support our sustainable smart campus as a living lab vision?

Turning this eyesore back into a harmonious natural ecosystem will enhance the environmental stewardship of our campus while providing an excellent educational exhibit to students and visitors by showing the operation and cycling of an eco-pond using advanced wastewater treatment technologies to achieve a well-balanced ecosystem.

What's next?

The new system will be installed in the Spring 2019. After completion, the water treatment system will be used as a vivid case study for civil and environmental engineering classes of HKUST.