Future Outlook

Water Policies for the New Century

Development objectives:to provide capacity in reponse to the water environment in 2030

Vision

    Enviroment,Resources,Sustainable development of industries:
  • Capable to cope with challenges of climate change and anomaly: aimed to meet three major policies-impact mitigation, enhanced adaptation, and evacua- tion without casualty
  • Meeting overall national development requirements: provision of stable water sources with excellent quality and development of comprehensive evacuation mechanism for flood mitigation and tidal wave protection so as to meet overall national development requirements
  • Creation of excellent water based culture and environ- ment: The construction of water infrastructures shall suit the local circumstances through the culture of private sector participation in local water management with the core concept of Taiwan Touches Your Heat. As a result, the water infrastructures could meet public needs for landscape beautification and localization wnile catering for efficiency and function requirements.
  • Enviroment,Resources,Sustainable development of industries
    Enviroment,Resources,Sustainable development of industries


Policy theme
Implementation of integrated basin management and water regulation
Implementation of integrated water resources management
Implementation of integrated soil and sand management
Strengthening of coastal area protection
  • Establishment of guiding principles for national land development projects; Comprehensive consideration of upstream, midstream, and downstream characteristics and water management measures within respective basins; Implementation of upstream water conservation, midstream flood detention, and downstream flood drainage and detention strategies
  • Function improvement of infrastructures and buildings with integration of environmental landscapes and humanity systems of surrounding grounds; Disaster loss reduction through disaster mgation, emergency response, and disaster evacuation systems; Upgrade of disaster resistance capacity of protected objects through coordination of engineering and non-engineering measures
  • Provision of thorough citizen participation mechanism to enable policies to better suit public demands and to enhance public identification with policies
  • Planning of integrated water quality and quantity management with water resources gross control to ensure safety in water utilization
  • To build a society with water reuse and recycling concepts through promotion of water saving, enhancement of diversified water source acquisition, and rainwater storage and utilization.
  • Effective use of existing facilities and construction of a backup water supply network
  • Guidance provision for private sector participation in water industries (desalination plants and water resources recycling centers) for implementing joint utilization of surface water, groundwater, and new water sources (desalinated water, reclaimed water, and stored rainwater)
  • Enhancement of catchment area management and soil & water conserva-tion in order to control sediment output
  • Management of balanced sediment scour and deposition at watersheds in achieving sediment restoration at riverbed and coastal seabed
  • Enhancing sediment dredging and sluicing capacity of existing and new facilities for better operating efficiency and flexibility
  • Reinforcement of disaster mitigation, emergency response, and disaster evacuation system for the mitigation of disaster losses; Upgrading disaster resistance capacity of protected objects through coordination of engineering and non-engineering measures
  • Sediment restoration of coastal seabed and provision of sediment sources for maintenance of existing natural coastal shorelines and wetlands
  • Under effective operation of existing facilities, the concept of double sea dike construction shall be incorporated to provide further protection
  • Strengthening of coastal land use management and creation of a new culture structured co local natural scenery, recreational activities, humanities, and culture
  • Reinforcement of disaster mitigation, emergency response, and disaster evacuation system with coastal pollution mitigation and control operations, for the coordination of engineering and non-engineering measures in order to minimize disaster losses

Last Updated: 2013-10-09