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National community-based flood risk management evaluation kickoff The communities in Taichung City created a great record again

  • Date: 2018-11-16
  • Issued by: Water Resources Bureau

Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, conducted the award conference for「2017 Achievement award conference of community-based flood risk management」 on 14th at the performance hall of Yunlin County Cultural Center. Chienju Borough, Wuri District, has won the special excellence awards for 4 consecutive years while Tuchen Borough, Dali District, Wufu Borough, Wufeng District, Chunghsin Borough, Taiping District, and Nanli Borough, Wuri District, receiving the excellence award again. All the communities in Taichung City collected 10 awards which reflects the success of these communities on the self-management of flood risk.

In order to award the achievements of community-based flood risk management nationwide, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, conducted the award conference for「2017 Achievement award conference of community-based flood risk management」 on 14th at the performance hall of Yunlin County Cultural Center. Chienju Borough, Wuri District, received the special excellence award and Chunghsin Borough, Taiping District, Tuchen Borough, Dali District and Shalu Borough, Shalu District, received excellence awards. Besides, Yili Borough, Houli District, Wufu Borough, Wufeng District, Huzi Borough, Wuri District, Lienhe Borough, Houli District, Nanli Borough, Wuri District and Tunnan Borough, Houli District received Class A awards. Total 10 awards were received by the communities in Taichung City.

Director of Water Resources Bureau, Tin-chang Chou said, 61 communities with the community-based flood risk management were established in Taichung City with near 1,600 members. In order to maximize the local flood prevention capacity, we’d continue to ask for the central government funding to promote the development of the community-based flood risk management and polish the management measures to enhance the concept of the first line disaster prevention and the self management of the community disaster responding.

The officer of Water Resources Bureau pointed out Mayor Chia-lung Lin has aggressively promoted the water resources constructions since he inaugurated. By the end of last December, 80 venues with flooding tendency were renovated to prevent the potential floods during the storm season significantly. In addition the reinforcement of water resources constructions, the flood prevention in communities was addressed so there were 130 flood prevention practices and trainings conducted for the communities of the community-based flood risk management program last year. Not only the basic knowledge of disaster prevention was promoted but also the disaster responding capabilities of the communities were enhanced. These activities were highly recognized by the first line of members.

For example, the land surrounding Shalu railway station is low-lying area so the flood has always been an issue in the past. Water Resources Bureau has gradually completed the establishment of Zhulin Nan river renovation and rain water sewers which has become the protection line surrounding Shalu railway station. Chief of Shalu Borough Xianhe Huang has contacted the Office of Shalu District and Shalu junior high school to discuss together for the security of the students from Shalu junior high school and elementary schools in the neighborhood when the typhoons or the storms attack. During the typhoon or storm seasons, the City Government, District Offices, Schools and the communities will collaborate together to keep the students staying somewhere safe in schools until their parents can come to pick them up. For those students who will go home by walks, the teachers and the flood prevention volunteers will help to guide them and ensure they will get home safely.

The officer of Water Resources Bureau said, the community-based flood risk management is a typical case of 「invisible basic infrastructure but visible advanced city」by way of the active engagement of the communities to plan, propose and implement the disaster prevention approaches. Then the lives of the citizens will be secured and the overall self management capabilities of disaster prevention will be elevated. This kind of concept is gradually spreading among the boroughs and villages in Taichung City so everyone is marching toward the goal of becoming the most livable city. (3/15*20)* Water Resources Bureau

Contact person: Mr. Lin at Water Resources Bureau, Taichung City Government

Contact telephone number:04-22289111 Ext. 53702

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