Taiwan's water technology was mainly learned from Europe, the United States, Japan and other advanced countries at beginning. However, the unique geographical environment makes Taiwan face the challenge of natural disasters often. As a result, Taiwan has developed a number of leading global technologies in the sustainable reservoirs, flood control and disaster prevention technologies. The Water Resources Agency has recently been invited to international conferences to share experiences in water technology. It shows that Taiwan's water technology has evolved from technology input to cooperation and output. The WRA is willing to share our experiences to other countries to enhance a better globe water environment.
- Agreement and MOU
- The Agreement between the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) for Technical Assistance in Areas of Water Resources Development
The technical assistance and cooperation for water resources program was established in the 1980s. Various water resources projects have since been carried out and executed through U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Taiwan WRA. Years of collaboration have produced fruitful results and have proven beneficial to both sides in dealing with challenges facing the sustainable use of limited water resources.
Appendix 6 and 8 of the 1987 Agreement are currently active. Ongoing activities under Appendix 8 address sedimentation issues. These reimbursable activities have produced significant benefits for Reclamation and WRA in areas such as sediment modeling and experience with reservoir-sediment sluicing options. Through Appendix 6 Reclamation provides technical assistance relating to the design and construction of dams and dam-safety issues in Taiwan, which builds on and reinforces existing expertise for both sides.
- Memorandum Of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Water Technologies between the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Tel-Aviv and the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.
- In order to further encourage the cooperation in water technologies through knowledge and technology transfer, research, and product standardization. The Taiwan Water Resources Agency and Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor signed the MOU in 2011.
- Technical Exchanges Annual Program
- Japan Riverfront Research Center(RFC) - River Environment Technology Exchange Program(from 2003)
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Technical Exchange Workshop (from 2016)
- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce, the United States of America - Climate Variation and Severe Weather Monitoring and Forecasting System Development Program: Quantitative Precipitation Estimation and Segregation Using Multiple Sensors(from 2001)
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - Water Resources Program Annual Meeting and Appendix 6 and 8 technical exchange
- International Cooperation and Exchanges Activities
- Asian Development Bank (ADB) – A Seminar on Technologies in Water Resources Engineer
- International Workshop on Sediment Bypass Tunnels
- Improving Community Resilience in the Dry Corridor of Honduras (2017)
- The Water Resources Agency organized the Water Leaders Forum in Taipei, Taiwan on May 10th, 2018. The topic is “Sustainable Water Practice”. The leaders discussed the challenges of water in their countries and shared the methods to face the challenges with panelists.