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AGS (HK) Scholarship Awardee for 2023-24

Wong Kam Leung - The University of Hong Kong

Wong Kam Leung

Statement of Appreciation

I would like to sincerely express my appreciation to AGS (HK) for awarding me the scholarship. This recognition of my hard work serves as a great source of motivation and support as I embark on my academic and professional journey to become a professional geotechnical engineer.

Outlook of the Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Industry

The geotechnical and geoenvironmental industry is currently in an exciting phase, facing numerous significant trends and challenges that will shape its future trajectory. One notable trend is the increasing emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship. There is a growing demand for innovative geotechnical solutions that not only minimize environmental impact but also promote sustainable development. Another crucial aspect is the integration of technology into the field. The emergence of advanced modelling and simulation tools, as well as the incorporation of artificial intelligence and machine learning, has revolutionized geotechnical engineering practices. These cutting-edge technologies enable more accurate site characterization, improved risk assessment, and the development of optimized designs. Additionally, the industry is confronted with challenges resulting from urbanization, climate change, and aging infrastructure. Geotechnical engineers must effectively identify and mitigate associated risks.

In my vision, continuous advancements in technology, a growing focus on sustainability, and collaborative efforts among professionals can drive positive transformations and effectively address the challenges that lie ahead. Together, we can pave the way for a future where geotechnical engineering reaches new heights of excellence and plays a pivotal role in building a sustainable and resilient world.

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