Mitigation Strategies of Land Use for Zengwen Reservoir and Its Catchment: Post-Disaster of Typhoon Morakot


Mitigation and adaptation have become two main strategies that governments around the world are focusing on in response to the threat of global climate change. In August 2009, Typhoon Morakot heavily damaged the central and southern parts of Taiwan, causing irreversible damage to the environment, especially in the mountain areas. In this study, the goal is to attain sustainable reservoir management, thus comprehensive storm water management is used to develop mitigation strategies. Overlay-map methods of GIS, along with vulnerability analysis and land use sustainability analysis, are used to map out optimal land use patterns containing development potentials, growth limits, and suitability concerns that aim to reduce the impact of human development on the ecological environment. Finally, the mitigation strategies proposed by this study for the land use of Zengwen Reservoir and its catchment will be implement shortly.

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Chen, M. and Chow, I. (2014) Mitigation Strategies of Land Use for Zengwen Reservoir and Its Catchment: Post-Disaster of Typhoon Morakot. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2, 71-77. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2014.23B011.

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