Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman, photographed at a Masonry Bridge of the Pok Fu Lam Conduit. The Pok Fu Lam Conduit carried water from the Pok Fu Lam reservoir, the oldest in Hong Kong, following the hillside above Pok Fu Lam Road and ending near the junction of Albany Road and Robinson Road. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman, photographed at a Masonry Bridge of the Pok Fu Lam Conduit. The Pok Fu Lam Conduit carried water from the Pok Fu Lam reservoir, the oldest in Hong Kong, following the hillside above Pok Fu Lam Road and ending near the junction of Albany Road and Robinson Road. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman, photographed at a Masonry Bridge of the Pok Fu Lam Conduit. The Pok Fu Lam Conduit carried water from the Pok Fu Lam reservoir, the oldest in Hong Kong, following the hillside above Pok Fu Lam Road and ending near the junction of Albany Road and Robinson Road. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
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Hong Kong’s oldest reservoir deserves greater protection

  • Only a section of the conduit at Pok Fu Lam reservoir has been given a grade two heritage status in recognition of its ‘special merit’. Authorities should learn the lesson of the Bishop Hill reservoir and widen the assessment

Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman, photographed at a Masonry Bridge of the Pok Fu Lam Conduit. The Pok Fu Lam Conduit carried water from the Pok Fu Lam reservoir, the oldest in Hong Kong, following the hillside above Pok Fu Lam Road and ending near the junction of Albany Road and Robinson Road. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman, photographed at a Masonry Bridge of the Pok Fu Lam Conduit. The Pok Fu Lam Conduit carried water from the Pok Fu Lam reservoir, the oldest in Hong Kong, following the hillside above Pok Fu Lam Road and ending near the junction of Albany Road and Robinson Road. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
Paul Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Hong Kong environmentalist, politician and businessman, photographed at a Masonry Bridge of the Pok Fu Lam Conduit. The Pok Fu Lam Conduit carried water from the Pok Fu Lam reservoir, the oldest in Hong Kong, following the hillside above Pok Fu Lam Road and ending near the junction of Albany Road and Robinson Road. Photo: SCMP / Xiaomei Chen
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