To promote the “National Water Environment Improvement Project” and “Water Conservation Strategy for Reservoir Watershed Project,” which have been designed to achieve the objectives of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program pertaining to the water environment, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has initiated a project related to water pollution reduction and water quality improvement management. The Ministry of Economic Affairs not only approved 76 projects belonging to capital accounts in 16 counties/cities but also aided 16 counties/cities to approve projects belonging to current accounts in 2021.
To assist the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program management test and tracking performance. The project conducted three ecological study conference, and co-organized three local government supervision meetings. Moreover, to preview the implementation performance of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, the project completed aerial photography and video records of 8 completed water purification facilities, 1 promotional video for the forward-looking project and 10 article materials and promotional graphics to forward-looking water environment community website. (@iwater TW). In this way, the promotion of river water quality improvement results have expanded, which can be demonstrated through the government’s performance. Meanwhile, it is expected to raise public awareness of river remediation, thereby not only making people more aware but also increasing participation.
The project also aims at improving the effectiveness of water quality improvement strategy research and remediation measures for three designated rivers in Northern Taiwan. Yet, the water quality supplement survey (including 75 surveys for general water quality and quantity and 10 heavy metal surveys) was completed. Cooperated with this year’s implementation of the Keelung River Basin water quality improvement study and analysis, two topics have been discussed, "The feasibility of priority interception of closure stations with severely-polluted river areas" and "water quality impact of Keelung River's 2 water recycling center construction". Three designated cause-and-effect diagrams of river pollution load was updated and drawn. Apart from what is mentioned above, three river remediation tracking reviews were organized to discuss the pollution remediation strategy by coordinating the rectification of various units, thereby achieving the goal of having no severely-polluted stations in Taiwan by 2030.
So as to continue to promote the total quantity control methods of water pollution in Taiwan, the plan involves conducting review sessions of the Agricultural Water and Soil Pollution Control Inter-departmental Cooperation Conference and local government total quantity control methods’ meeting. Thus, the updating of the list of total quantity control methods of water pollution was completed, and the effectiveness of the implementation of the total quantity control methods of local government and the review of the assessment mechanism was also evaluated. To promote industrial wastewater pollution reduction work in New Taipei, the project tracking the results of two businesses which were selected to negotiate the reduction of heavy metal copper, they has introduced a number of advanced technologies and promote the accelerated improvement of river water quality.
To assist the EPA in mastering the synergy between environmental protection policies and water quality improvement, the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program performance report, total quantity control methods of national wastewater discharge report, and a summary of designated river remediation events in Northern Taiwan were completed through the implementation of the project.