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Title: Watershed management for disaster mitigation and sustainable development in Taiwan

Author: Cheng, J. D.; Hsu, H. K.; Ho, Way Jane; Chen, T. C.;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 138-148.

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Description: Heavy torrential rains during the typhoon season, steep topography, young and weak geologic formations, erodible soils and improper land uses are factors contributing to disasters associated with erosion, landslides, debris flows, and floods in Taiwan. With steady public and government support over the past 5 decades, Taiwan's watershed management program in which soil and water conservation is a dominant component has helped to alleviate impacts of disasters and enhance sustainable management of land and water resources. The program is periodically evaluated and revised according to scientific and technical advances, and rapid political and social-economic changes on the island to meet the rising diverse needs and expectations of the people. To help resolve conflicts and gain consensus related to watershed management policy and issues, public input can be solicited through properly designed and implemented public education and involvement initiatives.

Keywords: land stewardship, watershed management, ecosystem-based management, natural resources, conservation, sustainable development, sustainable use

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Cheng, J. D.; Hsu, H. K.; Ho, Way Jane; Chen, T. C. 2000. Watershed management for disaster mitigation and sustainable development in Taiwan. In: Ffolliott, Peter F.; Baker Jr., Malchus B.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Dillon, Madelyn C.; Mora, Karen L., tech. coords. Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: The Contributions of Watershed Management; 2000 March 13-16; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-13. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 138-148.

 


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