International Short Course on Resilience and Adaptations to Climate Change for Sustainable Management of Tidal Areas held at NCKU
台灣經驗分享國際,潮間帶委員會來台於成大辦課程
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        A special course highlighted the land and water management in tidal areas is currently happening in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, with approximately 25 representative scholars from over 20 countries including Iran, India, Tanzania, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Iraq, Uzbekistan and South Korea.

        This is the first course in Taiwan organized by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), which is the leading scientific, technical and not-for-profit organization facilitating sharing of experiences and transfer of water management technology for over half-a-century.

        According to the ICID’s working group on sustainable development of tidal areas, this short course on resilience and adaptations to climate change for sustainable management of tidal areas is designed for resource managers, practitioners, researchers, and others who are familiar with the relevant issues in tidal area.

        An opening ceremony was held on the morning of August 1 at C-Hub where Dr. Vijay K. Labhsetwar, the Director of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) and Mr. Bong Hoon Lee, President of Korean National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (KCID) attended on behalf of their organizations.

        NCKU Vice President Dr. Cheng-Hung Huang on behalf of President Huey-Jen Jenny Su welcomed the guests at the ceremony and said, the intertidal region is an important model system for understanding the ecology, and the droughts, floods, rising sea level resulting from climate change has rendered threats on the intertidal region.

        The course will help the participants understand and apply the experiences to cope with climate change and man-induced changes in land use, added Huang.

        There is a pressing need to accelerate efforts for resilience and adaptation to climate change. Through learning processes and experience sharing, feasible strategies for sustainable management of tidal areas can be derived, according to the working group.

        Young professionals with at least five years of experience in the subject area are encouraged to participate.

        The short course consists of keynotes, speeches, lectures, technical tours and in-class exercises.

        In the six-day course, participants are required to contribute case studies based on experiences from their own country.

        Six topics are included in the course. They are special characteristics of land and water management in tidal areas, impacts of climate change on land and water management in tidal area, risk assessment and adaptive management considering climate change, international experiences of adaptations to climate change, stakeholders participation, and development of water industry.

        The international Short Course on Resilience and Adaptations to Climate Change for Sustainable Management of Tidal Areas started on August 1 and will close on August 6.

        2016年國際灌溉排水協會潮間帶永續發展委員會國際短期課程-潮間帶因應氣候變遷之韌性與調適,8月1日起一連6天在成功大學舉行,近20國家官員、專家學者、環境規劃與管理人員等齊聚;課程介紹台灣經濟發展、民眾生計及海濱生態共生共存的經驗與努力成果以及台灣的實力,還要透過課程與國際構築緊密的連結,擴展台灣能見度並展現對國際重要議題的關心及成果,讓世界認識台灣經濟開發與環境保護的實質能力。

        「潮間帶因應氣候變遷之韌性與調適」課程,為潮間帶永續發展委員會2001年成立以來,首次在台舉辦的正式活動。活動由成大主辦、國際灌溉排水協會潮間帶永續發展委員會主辦,成大水工試驗所、成大水利及海洋工程學系共同執行;伊朗、印度、坦尚尼亞、埃及、斯里蘭卡、越南、伊拉克、烏茲別克、韓國等近20國家代表2、30人與會。國際灌溉排水協會重視此課程,國際灌溉排水協會重視此課程協會中央辦公室主任Dr. Labhsetwar, Vijay K.、國際灌溉排水協會副主席暨韓國分會主席Mr. Bong Hoon Lee, Vice President等等都來參加開幕式,i都來參加開幕式,成大水利系副教授王筱雯、前工業局長汪雅康等亦熱情與會,前內政部長李鴻源教授受邀在開幕專題演講。

        成大副校長黃正弘代表蘇慧貞校長歡迎各國代表;他致詞表示,潮間帶是大自然重要的生態系統一環,氣候變遷帶來乾旱、洪水、海平面升高等對潮間帶帶來重大威脅,都需要加快腳步因應,以韌性、彈性的態度來面對。相信為期一星期的課程以及參訪與實作等,大家會有豐富的收穫,以韌性精神面對問題,讓地球永續發展。

        李鴻源教授分析近年來極端氣候帶來的洪水、暴雨等異常現象,也提台灣特殊的地理環境,山高、水急、蓄水不易等問題,曾遭受的大自然災害如921大地震等;他清楚明白的告訴與會者,大自然災害會發生,但面對可能發生的自然災害,各國都要事先規劃因應、準備,以韌性面對災害、進而減低災害發生時的造成的損失。

        「潮間帶因應氣候變遷之韌性與調適」課程內容分為水資源規劃、低地洪災治理、水環境與生態環境規劃三大主題,室內授課、演講等經驗分享與實作外,還將帶領學員走訪嘉義縣布袋好美寮溼地、烏山頭水庫、雲林麥寮六輕工業區、台南科學園區;讓來台人士感受到台灣對生態保育、灌溉系統、濱海工業區、低地開發與洪災治理等面向的成果。

        潮間帶永續發展委員會主席暨成大水工所研究員高瑞棋表示,潮間帶永續發展委員會,依循國際灌溉排水協會「透過國際間學術與技術交流,達成農業灌溉永續發展」的宗旨而成立,為期六天的國際短期課程希望達成跨國技術知識交流與經驗傳承,有鑑於極端氣候帶來洪水、暴雨等災害日益嚴峻,特地選擇「潮間帶因應氣候變遷之韌性與調適」為主題。

        雖然課程雖只有六天,但可讓與會國家認識台灣經濟開發與環境保護的實質能力,有能力協助開發中或低開發國家所需的相關知識與技術,幫助其發展經濟與環保,達到聯合國水組織及國際溉灌排水協會消弭貧窮及永續發展的目標。