Webinar: The Challenges, Prospects and Opportunities of Taiwan’s Water Sector

Supported by Austrade



Learn more about the country’s expanding water sector during a one-hour webinar, hosted by the Water Industry Alliance and supported by Austrade.

  • Understand the issues and challenges Taiwan’s Water Sector is facing
  • Learn more about the vision and prospects of Taiwan’s Water Sector
  • Understand export opportunities 
  • Enhance the networking between Australia’s and Taiwan’s water sector

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Time: 3:00 to 4:30pm (AEST)

Chair: Rachel Barratt, CEO WIA

Cost: $10 for WIA members, $25 for non-members


Opening remarks:
Eliza Chui, Deputy Representative and Senior Trade Commissioner, Australian Office Taipei

Eliza was an Education Commissioner for North Asia and Australian Consul General in Shanghai from 2011 to 2015.  She was the Australian Education leader across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Mongolia.  Previous to Austrade, she had in her private capacity, held various managerial roles at various Australian Universities for over 20 years, promoting international education.


Main presentation:  
Dr Chien-Hsin Lai, Director-General, Water Resources Agency (WRA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan

Dr. Lai is appointed Director-General of WRA since November 2016. He was the Deputy Director-General and the Chief Secretary of WRA, the Director of Southern Region Water Resources Office from July 2011 to Feb. 2014. He played various roles in his career at WRA starting with the River Management Office, then the Water Management Division and the Central Region Water Resources Office. He has extensive experience in the field of Water Resources Management.

Dr. Lai has completed his Master and Ph.D. Degree in Soil and Water Conservation at National Chung-Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan. In 1998, he had received a scholarship from the University of Florida to study Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Systems and also received an invitation to be a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley on the topic of river ecological restoration in 2001.

Presentations: 20-30 mins

Q&A and Discussion: 20-25 minutes

Closing and Conclusion: 5 minutes

The Water Environment Oppprtunities in Taiwan:

Aquatic Environment Construction takes 28% of Taiwan’s Forward-Looking Infrusatructure Development Project (FLIDP).

Taiwan’s Forward-Looking Infrusatructure Development Project (FLIDP) allocates NT$880 billion (approx. AU$37 billion) over eight years (2017-2024) to build infrustructure across five sectors: Railway Construction; Aquatic Environment Construction; Green Energy; Digital Construction and Urban-Rural Development. In which Aquatic Environment Construction is the second largest sector with 28% share.

Budget for FLIDP (2017-2024) (NTD$m)

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

 

Total

Railway

Construction

0.2

16.8

31.8

50.3

59.3

84.445

109.362

72.016

 

424.1

Aquatic Environment

10.8

14.9

20.5

33.45

42.0

42.287

43.908

43.018

 

250.8

Urban-Rural Development

6.9

37.2

47.0

46.0

-

-

-

-

137.2

Digital Construction

4.4

14.4

13.6

12.2

1.6

-

-

-

 

46.1

Green Energy

0.7

6.3

8.1

4.2

1.4

0.978

0.9

1.7

24.3

Total

22.9

89.6

121.0

146.1

104.3

127.7

154.2

116.7

882.5

%

2.6

10.15

13.71

16.56

11.82

14.47

17.47

13.22

 

 

Aquatic Environment (Water and Environmental Construction)

The aquatic environment sector of the FLIDP consists of 20 projects with a total budget of NT$250.77 billion. The policy goals are to provide reliable water supply; improve flood prevention; and enhance water quality.

Specific projects include:

  • Increasing the regular water supply by 1 million tons per day and emergency water supply by 2 million tons per day
  • Increasing tap-water supply to the 90,000 households currently lacking tap-water
  • Dredging, building and rehabilitating reservoirs
  • Increasing and diversifying water supplies, including the construction of the Wuxi-Niaozuitan artificial lake
  • Improving flood prevention for 200 km2 of flood-prone land
  • Constructing 250km of levees and storm drains.

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When
10/24/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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