Taiwan’s Water Resources Agency hosts international experts to improve waterway management

Dutch and Japanese experts visit Yilan County, collaborate with Taiwanese authorities to develop new ideas and approaches

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Expert delegation on tour in Yilan County (Image from Water Resources Agency)

Expert delegation on tour in Yilan County (Image from Water Resources Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Water Resources Agency (WRA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs hosted an international exchange with experts from Japan and the Netherlands on Oct. 6, in a bid to improve water management and international cooperation.

Ingwer de Boer, chairman of the Netherland’s Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers’ Land Use and Water Management Division and Fumiaki Takano, president of the International Federation of landscape Architects Japan, as well as a host of water conservation, ecology, and other expects traveled to Yilan County on a study trip.

The expert delegation went to Yilan County to see firsthand projects that improved the Annong and Yilan Rivers, in order to draw inspiration and to exchange ideas for new forms of project designs for improving waterway management, according to WRA.

The WRA said they are committed to the concept of harmony between human activity and ecological sustainability, adding that more international exchanges will occur in the future.