- 2008 Taiwan-Japan Joint Research on Sabo -
Taiwan-Japan Joint Research Conference on Sabo
On Nov. 16 (Sunday) through 22 (Saturday), a five-member study team led by Koji KAMEE, Technical Advisor of the Japan Sabo Association, visited Taiwan to attend the Taiwan-Japan Joint Research Conference on Sabo which was held in Hualien City on Nov. 18 hosted by the Taiwan Disaster Prevention Society.
On the day before the seminar, over 60 participants including Japanese members made a study tour to the sites of serious sediment discharge at the Shoufong River and the Bazi River. On the day of the seminar, Japanese participants presented such topics as the sediment discharge prediction method, sediment monitoring system in the basin, and the prediction method of debris flow hazard areas. Taiwanese participants made presentations on sediment fluctuations in the Shoufong River, sediment monitoring at the Bazi River, etc., followed by active discussions.
After the seminar, participants visited the Longquan River in Chihshang, Taitung County where a landslide dam had been formed due to an earthquake and rainfall in 2006, and the site of a large-scale debris flow in Bengpingkeng, Jiasian Township which occurred in July, 2008 and is still showing the damage vividly.
Scene of the Taiwan-Japan Joint Research Conference on Sabo
Serious sediment discharge at the Shoufong River