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Dear Members,

As most of you are aware, we are pleased to donate annually any surplus from our finances to support geographical and related research in Hong Kong and greater China.  I am delighted that we have been able to continue with the scheme this year despite the difficult times we are all in.

I am pleased to announce the results of the Awards Scheme for 2020:

Major Post-Graduate Award for Doctoral Research:

Linshu Feng (University of Cambridge)

“The control of dams on the sediment nutrient pool: A comparative study of two large rivers in South-East Asia”
Undergraduates or Master’s Degree Research Awards for Hong Kong Universities:

Paco Li Chak Ham (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
“The combined effects of roadside vegetation on the air pollutant filtering and noise reduction”

Luk Wai On (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“An analysis and prediction of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) trends in relation to climate and air pollution in Hong Kong”

Cheng Ho Man (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“The relations between El Nino Southern Oscillation, climate variation, tropical cyclone and economic development in Hong Kong”

Simon Lam Hiu Tsun (The University of Hong Kong)
“Enhancing Geotourism experience in Hong Kong: The Study of Backcountry Camping Recreation in Hong Kong UNESCO Geopark”

An award was also made to:
Geographical, Geological & Archaeological Society, Hong Kong University Student Union, to support their activities.

It is a pleasure for all of us to be able to donate these awards, especially in these times, and thank you to you, our Members, for making it possible.

Best regards,

Rupert McCowan
The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong
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