Abstract: The interaction between society, economy and environment has become increasingly complicated due to the economic development. The economic pattern in Taiwan is greatly influenced by globalization, with the phenomenon of urbanization increased in densely populated areas which and economic activities tend to occur most. What’s more, because of global warming, climate change leads to extreme weather events and heavy rainfalls happen more frequently than ever before, causing serious regional flooding events. All kinds of key environmental issues, if examined under the framework of global climate change, are actually interlinked and cannot be solved by measurements designed from single dimension; rather, we should view them from a transdisciplinary perspective in order to make overall policies for response. Telecoupling is a method for the understanding of links between physical as well as social phenomenon and the realization of sustainable development. Through telecoupling, the complex relationships between multiple systems with great physical distance could be deeply analyzed. On the other hand, a comprehensive spatial analysis tool needs to be established to describe and quantify the multiple interactions between social economy and environment with great distance for further exploration of system interactions and integration over distance. As a result, our project uses macroscopic analysis method to combine global economic and climate and investigate the impacts of regional telecoupling to future land use and rainfall characteristics in urban areas; we discuss possible flooding scenarios based on different land use scenarios, and build up distributed water governance structure to lower the occurrence of risks using the concept of risk sharing. In addition, territorial planning as well as new water governance policies are also evaluated.
Water governance policies