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Life Below Water (SDG 14)

Life Below Water (SDG 14)
Supporting aquatic ecosystems through education
Does your university as a body offer educational programmes on fresh-water ecosystems (water irrigation practices, water management/conservation) for local or national communities?

New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/

Does your university as a body offer educational programme / outreach for local or national communities on sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism?
We will co-ordinate with the university to apply for the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Deep Plowing Project, ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’, which capitalises on opportunities to teach efficient water management practices in local communities, while also assisting in local sustainable development.

Does your university as a body offer educational outreach activities for local or national communities to raise awareness about overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices?
We will co-ordinate with the university to apply for the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Deep Plowing Project, ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’, which capitalises on opportunities to teach efficient water management practices in local communities, while also assisting in local sustainable development.
New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/

Supporting aquatic ecosystems through action
Does your university as a body support and/or organise events aimed to promote conservation and sustainable utilisation of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and marine resources?
We will co-ordinate with the university to apply for the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Deep Plowing Project, ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’, which capitalises on opportunities to teach efficient water management practices in local communities, while also assisting in local sustainable development.
New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/

Does your university as a body have a policy to ensure that food on campus that comes from aquatic ecosystems is sustainably harvested?
As stated in the relevant policy by the education department, food on campus is procured from sustainable sources to the extent that is feasible.

Policy created (yyyy)
Policy reviewed (yyyy)

Does your university as a body work directly (research and/or engagement with industries) to maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity, of both plants and animals, especially ecosystems under threat?
Professor Lee Chi-Ying from the Department of Biology joined the international research team formed by Mr. Huang Wen-Shan, Chair of the Biology Department at the National Museum of Natural Science, which analysed more than ten years of data collected from Orchid Island. The results of their research showed that resource-driven territorial behaviour is the primary factor that influences animals’ life spans. A paper summarising their findings has been published by an international academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science Advances (impact factor = 11.5). Inverse, a popular science publication dedicated to promoting new scientific discoveries and innovative ideas, also included a feature on the significance of their findings.
Professor Wang Su-Fen from the Department of Geography conducted research on sustainable land development to improve the safety and sustainability of national land use. These studies included ‘Constructing an Assessment System for the Cross-Dimensional Social Impacts of Rainfall Disasters: Application of Multidimensional Scaling to Disasters and Social Impact Assessment’, ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of Water and Soil Conservation and Ecosystem Services under Disasters’, ‘Characteristics and Changes of Landslides Triggered by Typhoon Soudelor in Upstream Watershed of Xindian River’, ‘Effectiveness Assessment of Water and Soil Conservation and Ecosystem Services under Disasters’, ‘Assessing the Potential Impacts of Extreme Rainfall on Landslide Disasters in Mountainous Regions in Taichung’, ‘A Study on the Influence of Multidimensional Environmental Factors on Initiating Causes of Landslide Disasters’, ‘Gauging and Analysing the Potential Impacts of Rainfall-Triggered Landslide Disasters in the Laonong River Basin’, and ‘Correlation Analysis of the Impacts of Land-Use Changes in Kaoping River Basin on the Water Conservation of the Watershed’. Professor Wang also offered her advice on sustainable national development at the preparatory meeting for the ‘Resilient Taiwan - National Water Management Conference’ held by the Water Resources Agency and the ‘2019 Seminar for Users of the Alert System’ by the National Science and Technology Centre for Disaster Reduction.
Professor Lin Tsung-Chi participated in a number of studies, including ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of Monitoring and Control of Anoplolepis Gracilipes in Kenting National Park’, ‘Monitoring and Emergency Control of Solenopsis invicta in Taichung World Flora Exposition’, ‘Development of Core Technology andSafety Assessment Model for the Industrial Chain of Pesticide-Spraying Drones: Field Experiment of Agricultural Drone for Solenopsis invicta Control and Management of Pesticide-Spraying Drone System’, ‘Investigating the Hazards and Causes of Flying Ants in Liugui District, Kaohsiung’, ‘Redefining Global Invasive Species Management: Taiwan Repositioned as the Asian Control, Forecast, and Education Centre of Solenopsis invicta Invasion’, ‘Technological Application and Product Development for the Integrated Biological Control of Solenopsis invicta (Natural Competitors and Solenopsis invicta Virus)’, and ‘2018 Comprehensive Detection of Solenopsis invicta in Taoyuan City’. Several teaching staff from the University committed themselves to providing farmers and relevant organisations with their knowledge, skills, and technical support in sustainable development and agriculture through a number of projects


Does your university as a body work directly (research and/or engagement with industries) on technologies or practices that enable marine industry to minimise or prevent damage to aquatic ecosystems?
We will co-ordinate with the university to apply for the Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Deep Plowing Project, ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’, which capitalises on opportunities to teach efficient water management practices in local communities, while also assisting in local sustainable development.

Water sensitive waste disposal
Does your university as a body have water quality standards and guidelines for water discharges (to uphold water quality in order to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and human health and welfare, etc.)?
Yes, government regulations are followed.

Does your university as a body have an action plan in place to reduce plastic waste on campus?
As needed, student canteens will ensure reduced use of plastic bags. Plastic bags will not be provided for take-away meals, and consumers will not be asked to purchase plastic bags. Plastic straws will not be available for drinks bought and consumed in the canteens.
The university actively promulgates the policy of recycling and reuse of resources.



Does your university as a body have a policy on preventing and reducing marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities?
The university has implemented the policy that was signed by our president for environment safety in 2012.
The multi-media learning programme, ‘Protect the Ocean and Keep Beach Clean – from picking up plastics to reducing plastics’, was held on 22 September 2019.

Maintaining a local ecosystem
Does your university as a body have a plan to minimise physical, chemical and/or biological alterations of related aquatic ecosystems?
Does your university as a body work directly (research and/or engagement with industries) to maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity, of both plants and animals, especially ecosystems under threat?
Professor Lee Chi-Ying from the Department of Biology joined the international research team formed by Mr. Huang Wen-Shan, Chair of the Biology Department at the National Museum of Natural Science, which analysed more than ten years of data collected from Orchid Island. The results of their research showed that resource-driven territorial behaviour is the primary factor that influences animals’ life spans. A paper summarising their findings has been published by an international academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science Advances (impact factor = 11.5). Inverse, a popular science publication dedicated to promoting new scientific discoveries and innovative ideas, also included a feature on the significance of their findings.
Professor Wang Su-Fen from the Department of Geography conducted research on sustainable land development to improve the safety and sustainability of national land use. These studies included ‘Constructing an Assessment System for the Cross-Dimensional Social Impacts of Rainfall Disasters: Application of Multidimensional Scaling to Disasters and Social Impact Assessment’, ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of Water and Soil Conservation and Ecosystem Services under Disasters’, ‘Characteristics and Changes of Landslides Triggered by Typhoon Soudelor in Upstream Watershed of Xindian River’, ‘Effectiveness Assessment of Water and Soil Conservation and Ecosystem Services under Disasters’, ‘Assessing the Potential Impacts of Extreme Rainfall on Landslide Disasters in Mountainous Regions in Taichung’, ‘A Study on the Influence of Multidimensional Environmental Factors on Initiating Causes of Landslide Disasters’, ‘Gauging and Analysing the Potential Impacts of Rainfall-Triggered Landslide Disasters in the Laonong River Basin’, and ‘Correlation Analysis of the Impacts of Land-Use Changes in Kaoping River Basin on the Water Conservation of the Watershed’. Professor Wang also offered her advice on sustainable national development at the preparatory meeting for the ‘Resilient Taiwan - National Water Management Conference’ held by the Water Resources Agency and the ‘2019 Seminar for Users of the Alert System’ by the National Science and Technology Centre for Disaster Reduction.
Professor Lin Tsung-Chi participated in a number of studies, including ‘Assessing the Effectiveness of Monitoring and Control of Anoplolepis Gracilipes in Kenting National Park’, ‘Monitoring and Emergency Control of Solenopsis invicta in Taichung World Flora Exposition’, ‘Development of Core Technology andSafety Assessment Model for the Industrial Chain of Pesticide-Spraying Drones: Field Experiment of Agricultural Drone for Solenopsis invicta Control and Management of Pesticide-Spraying Drone System’, ‘Investigating the Hazards and Causes of Flying Ants in Liugui District, Kaohsiung’, ‘Redefining Global Invasive Species Management: Taiwan Repositioned as the Asian Control, Forecast, and Education Centre of Solenopsis invicta Invasion’, ‘Technological Application and Product Development for the Integrated Biological Control of Solenopsis invicta (Natural Competitors and Solenopsis invicta Virus)’, and ‘2018 Comprehensive Detection of Solenopsis invicta in Taoyuan City’. Several teaching staff from the University committed themselves to providing farmers and relevant organisations with their knowledge, skills, and technical support in sustainable development and agriculture through a number of projects

Does your university as a body monitor the health of aquatic ecosystems?

New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/


Does your university as a body develop and support programs and incentives that encourage and maintain good aquatic stewardship practices?

New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/

Does your university as a body collaborate with the local community, e.g. through partnerships, in efforts to maintain shared aquatic ecosystems?

New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/

Does your university as a body have implemented a watershed management strategy based on location specific diversity of aquatic species?

New talents are trained at our environmental education centre so that they can in turn provide similar environmental education at the local and national level.
https://www.esdtaiwan.edu.tw/ESDguide.asp
https://www.facebook.com/NCUEUSR/