The sustainable development of the cultural landscape of Jianan irrigation system in Taiwan

Wang, Chun-Hsi and Fu, Chao-Ching (2012) The sustainable development of the cultural landscape of Jianan irrigation system in Taiwan. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Jianan Irrigation System, built in 1920 by the Japanese Colonial Government, had become the most important irrigation system in southern Taiwan since its completion. More than 150,000 hectares dry farmland which could only depend on rain falls in the past had been transformed into productive paddy fields. The operation systems and the management organization still function today. It would be considered as an organically evolved cultural landscape because of the ensemble of facilities, organization, operation systems, and the agricultural landscape created and transformed due to the irrigation system. Jianan Irrigation System had been registered as a legal cultural landscape of Taiwan in 2009. This paper will discuss the possible sustainable development in the irrigation system, and its related field.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Wang, Chun-Hsi
Fu, Chao-Ching
Languages: English
Keywords: Cultural landscapes; Landscape management; Land use plans; Rural landscapes; Irrigation systems; Sustainable development; Economic aspects; Economic development; Taiwan
Subjects: D. URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 02. Agricultural heritage
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 02. Economic impact of heritage
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 15:02
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 16:33
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