Key Operations

Water Administration and Management

Key operations

  • Planning, announcement, and management of rivers under central government jurisdiction, regional drainage systems, and sea dikes and their respective boundaries
  • Establishment and supervision of regulations and plans for dredging and gravel exploitation operations at rivers and drainages
  • Formulation and supervision of regulations governing the management of hydraulic structure construction, reconstruction, and demolition
  • Formulation and supervision of management system and plan for water rights registration
  • Formulation and supervision of management system and plan for well drilling industry
  • Establishment, implementation, and supervision of illegal wells management
  • Formulation, implementation, and supervision of land subsidence prevention proposals and groundwater conservation management plans
  • Planning and announcement of groundwater control zones and severe land subsidence zones

Key tasks
  • Management of rivers, drainages, and regular sea dikes:
    1. Evaluation, establishment, amendment, and interpretation of river, drainage, and sea dike management laws, orders, and administrative regulations
    2. Establishment of river, drainage, and sea dike management information system to enable automatic, instantaneous, and statistical management of information, thereby enhancing efficiency of management and realizing modern management operations
    3. Supervision of river, drainage, and sea dike management conducted by the River Management Offices, especially on forbidden and restricted behaviors subjected to government authorization
    4. Organization of education and training programs for management personnel to enhance practical knowledge, ability, and application of law and regulation
    5. Application of satellite remote sensing technology for reporting land use variation to control infractions
    6. Assistance in implementation of fugitive dust control and industrial waste management with environmental landscaping concepts

  • Water rights management:
    1. Enhancing management of water usage scope of water rights
    2. Model improvement and system building for the computation of potential surface water quantity
    3. Implementation of strategies for illegal wells management

  • Dredging and management of sand and gravel:
    1. Acceleration of dredging operations at rivers and drainages
    2. Improvement of sand and gravel management system
    3. Enhancing functions of monitoring center and management of the center for equipment confiscation

Groundwater Management
Groundwater control areas
City/County Administrative Districts Covered
Taipei City Datong, Songshan. Wanhua, Zhongzheng, Da'an District and part of Beitou, Wenshan, Shilin, Neihu, Nangang, Xinyi, and Zhongshan Districts
New Taipei City Sanchong, Banqiao, Luzhou, Yonghe, Xinzhuang Districts and parts of Wugu and Zhongshan Districts
Taichung City Xitun, Nantun, West, North, East, Central, South, Oingshui, Wuqi, Shalu Districls and parts of Belitun District
Tainan City Annan, Anping, North, West Central, South. East, Guantian, Houbi, Yanshui, Xinying, Beimen, Xuejia, Xiaying, Madou, Jiali, Shanhua, Anding, Xinshi, Xinhua, Yongkang, Rende, Guiren, Qigu, Xigang, Jiangjun Districts and parts of Liuying, Liujia, Dongshan, and Guanmiao Distncts
Kaohsiung City
Yancheng, Gushan, Zuoying, Nanzi, Sanmin, Xinxing, Qianjin, Linya, Qianzhen,Qijin, Xiaogang, Hunei, Qieding, Luzhu, Yongan, Gangshan, Mitou, Ziguan, Linyuan Districts and parts of Alian and Qiaotou Districts
Taoyuan County Dayuan, Luzhu, Guanyin, and Xinwu Townships
Miaoli County Znunan and Tongxlao Townships
Changhua County Shengang, Xianxi, Lugang, Xiushui, Fuxing. Fangyuan, Puyan, Erlin, Dacheng, Zhutang, Pitou, Xihu Townships and part of Hemei, Tianwei, Huatan, Dacun, Puxin, Xizhou, Yuanlin Townships
Yunlin County Mailiao, Erlun, Lunbei, Taixi, Tuku, Baozhong, Huwei, Dongshi, Yuanchang, Dapi, Beigang, Shuilin, Kouhu, Sihu Townships, and part of Dounan and Xiluo Townships
Chiayi County Xikou, Xingang, Minxiong, Liujiao, Dongshi, Taibao, Puzi, Budai, Lucao, Yizhu Townships, and port of Shuishang, Dalin Townships
Chiayi Crty
Part of western region
Pingtung County Fangliao, Xinyuan, Donggang, Linbian, Jiadong, Nanzhou Townships and part of Fangshan, Checheng, Kanding, Hengchun, Wandan, and Xinpi Townships
Yilan County Zhuangwei and Wujie Townships and part of Su'ao, Dongshan, Yuanshan, Toucheng, Jiaoxi Townships, and Yilan City
Penghu County Magong City, and part of Xiyu and Baisha Townships
Total area 5503.44 km2

Groundwater control areas



Areas of severe land subsidence
City/County Villages/Town
Changhua County Docheng Township and part of Fangyuan Township
Yunlin County Mailiao, Taixi, Sihu, Kouhu, Tuku, Yuanchang, and Shuilin Townships and part of Lunbei,Baozhong, Huwei, Dngshi, Dapi, and Beigang Townships
Chiayi County Dongshi and Budai Townships
Tainan City Xuejia District and parts of Yanshui and Beimen Districts
Pingtung County Donggang, Linbian, Jiadong, and Fangliao Townships
Total area 1277.86 km2

Areas of severe land subsidence

Last Updated: 2012-04-06