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2013 Summer Training Course for Slope Land Disaster ReductionJune 29, 2014

In August 2013 we held the first “Summer Training Course for Slope Land Disaster Reduction” in Hydrotech Research Institute, National Taiwan University. Some information are listed as below:
  1. Date: August 5th to August 15th in 2013
  2. Participants: 39 members from 17 countries
  3. Sponsors: National Science Council of Taiwan, ICGdR, ICL and Intelligent Ironman Creativity Contest Association.

The training course is an eleven-days (from Aug. 5th to 15th) activity includes lectures, practices, and field trips. There were 21 given lectures focused on advanced technology of hazard assessment and mitigation of landslide and debris flow. Two technical visits were organized to governmental institutions, i.e. Soil and Water Conservation Bureau and Emergency Response Center of New Taipei City, for exchanging experience of monitoring system and emergency response system, policies and procedures. Also, a field trip to Xiaolin village was held to investigate the hazard area which occurred severe landslides in 2009. In the end of course, all participants were required to complete term projects using all information, technique and knowledge from the course. In addition, during activity all members were guided to visit many famous traveling sites in Taiwan, e.g., National Palace Museum, Alishan, Sun Moon lake, and Shihlin night market. This course received high rating from participants. Especially experts from Japan, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka expressed strong intention to work further with Taiwan. In summary this was a successful activity.

Official website: http://2013sldr.weebly.com/

 

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