The objectives of this project were: (1) to progressively revise the key performance indicators and the performance evaluation program for river remediation; (2) to implement the performance evaluation program for the nation-wide and the nine major rivers; (3) to hold an international conference and a roundtable forum; (4) to simulate the water quality model for pollution management and control strategy; (5) to collect the international remediation experiences, i.e. Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea and other countries, for demonstration and promotion; (6) to perform the odor investigation for the major rivers; and (7) to upload results to the Eco-life Website thereby establishing the platform for information and experience exchange.
This project was to develop the integrated watershed management and performance evaluation program for the major rivers and reservoirs. The river remediation was implemented successfully by introducing the concept of hot-spot program which was cooperated with EPA and the other agencies. The analysis of the odors in the major rivers provided the rationale for pollution and strategies control. By implementing the total maximum daily load (TMDL) with WASP model to the Yanshuei River and Erren River, the effects and performance for the elimination of the point- and non-point-source pollutants were critically assessed. The results showed that both pollution inspection and the livestock wastes reduction were beneficial to water environment. The “7th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment” was focused on management and technologies of the sustainable water environment including TMDL, non-point source control method, and green infrastructures which were presented by the 25 invited speakers. Finally, the river remediation experiences of Europe and the United States were summarized to propose the appropriate strategies which can improve the water pollution policy for Taiwan.