TXT-tool 4.886-1.4: Ecological: Countermeasure Guidelines and Case Histories in Taiwan

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Abstract

Over the past decade, the ecological engineering method in Taiwan has been concentrated principally in river restoration and slope protection. In September, 1999, Taiwan was severely affected by the Chi-Chi earthquake. The Public Construction Committee of Executive Yuan decided to rebuild the disaster area using ecologically sound measures and since 1999 has became the leading governmental agency promoting ecological engineering. In 2000–2004, more than 90% of so-called ecological engineering projects in Taiwan were associated with river stabilization, river reconstruction, and slope stabilization conducted by the Water Resource Agency, Water and Soil Conservation Agency, and local public sectors governed by these two agencies. This paper describes two typical case histories in Taiwan, Chichawan Creek Stabilization Project and Dahgo Creek Reconstruction Project.

Keywords

Ecological engineering method River restoration Slope protection Chi-Chi earthquake 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Water Environment Research CenterNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Energy Systems Division Argonne National LaboratoryLemontUSA

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