As an engineer in hydrology and water resources, I would like to share our experiences of promoting transboundary co-operation at Shihmen Reservoir and Zengwen Reservoir in Taiwan.
To popularize the concepts of sustainable development and environment protection and to stimulate the economic growth, Water Resources Agency of Taiwan (WRA) cooperated with Northern Region Water Resources Office, Southern Region Water Resources Office, and private enterprises to promote the tourism industries in the watersheds of Shihmen Reservoir and Zengwen Reservoir. The concepts of sustainable development and environment protection would be popularized in the processes of sightseeing, tour explanation, and on-site educations. For example, Shihmen Marathon has been held for couple years and the beautiful sight and the environmental protection issues would be propagated to the participants. The environmental education at Zengwen Reservoir should be another example. The Summer Camp for Children of Mountains and Lakes has been held near Zengwen Reservoir for couple years. This could be a good chance for teenagers to understand the preciousness of water resource and the ways to save water resources. I believe the Summer Camp would be a long term transboundary co-operation.
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Dear Mr. Dassenaike, thanks for your questions about summer camp held by Water Resources Agency of Taiwan. I would describe the summer camp briefly and wish the explanation would fit your questions.
The summer camp is two-day activity and the curricular includes the introduction of Zengwen Reservoir, action drama of water resource, and table games of water resource. The ideas and concepts of water recourse conservation and sustainability were popularized to the children via different types of activities. The Water Resources Agency of Taiwan and cooperating teams kept to track the change of cognition, affection, and behavior of the children. Based on the performance of students about water resources, the education of water resource in the summer camp is successful.