Areas of Excellence (AoE) Project
A world-leading Centre for Slope Safety will be established to provide innovative and environmentally friendly solutions for coping with future rainfall scenarios. The centre draws on Hong Kong's intellectual assets and brings together experts with the right credentials and institutions with a proven track record of success in meteorology, mathematics, geotechnical engineering, computer science & engineering, biological science, environmental science, social science, information science and engineering education. The solutions provided by the Centre for Slope Safety for coping with future likely rainfall scenarios will benefit the social, economic and academic well-being of HK and they are expected to be adopted by countries, such as Brazil, Italy and Japan, that are threatened by landslides.
Watch the video to answer your questions
- Why is slope safety a major problem in Hong Kong and elsewhere?
- What are the existing challenges regarding slope safety?
- What are the novelties of the "Centre for Slope Safety" project?
- What is the most important contribution of the project?