副議長序 全方位思考 大高雄的防洪治水策略

全方位思考 大高雄的防洪治水策略
Holistic View of Flood and Water Control Strategies in Greater Kaohsiung
副議長-黃石龍

凡那比颱風才為大高雄地區帶來嚴重災情,緊接著梅姬颱風又在10月底重創宜蘭及蘇澳地區,台灣各地籠罩在未知氣候的風暴威脅,已是各地方政府必需嚴肅面對的課題。

  919北高雄淹水災情嚴重,本會同仁無不積極投入救災工作,探討水患原因,公共建設初步規劃時在設計上不夠周延,也是重要因素之一。年底縣市即將合併,如何透過專業及府會合作,共同解決縣市合併後大高雄水患的問題,讓大高雄地區有一個更安全、安心的居住環境,大高雄境內水資源管理及防洪治水的整體考量,已刻不容緩。

  歐美與日本許多先進國家有許多治水的寶貴經驗值得我們效法,重視生態、與水共生的策略是他們積極面對氣候變遷的環境態度,國內各界也呼籲中央政府整合成立跨部門與跨領域的小組,規劃具通盤性的政策目標,以落實治水工作。

  在都市開發的過程中,我們應該要有環境永續的觀點,除了將已遭受破壞的環境予以休養復育,同時也不能忽略防洪治水的重要性,我們期待並努力讓我們的家園成為一座可以讓大高雄市民安身立命的堡壘。

Not long after typhoon Fanapi, which caused severe damage in the Greater Kaohsiung area, typhoon Magi hit Taiwan in late October, resulting in heavy losses in the Suao and Yilan areas. Both of these events indicate the extent to which Taiwan is threatened by unexpected climate change, a serious subject that needs to be addressed by local government.

Northern Kaohsiung was badly hit by flooding on September 19th. In the wake of that councilors dedicated themselves to disaster relief work and launched a review to determine the cause of the flooding. One of the key factors has turned out to be the fact the initial design of public construction projects invariably failed to adequately take preventative measures to stop flooding. Kaohsiung City and County will be merged at the end of this year and it is clear that the issue of flooding facing Greater Kaohsiung will only be resolved by the government and the council working closely together after the merger.

With this in mind it is now essential that we take a more holistic view of water resources management, flood and water control in Greater Kaohsiung, in order to provide a more secure living environment to local residents.

Many advanced countries in Europe, the US and Japan have invaluable experience in the field of water control, from which we can learn much. This tends to emphasize ecology, the sustainable development of water strategies and adopt a proactive attitude towards the issue of climate change. There is also a need for the central government to set up an integrated inter-departmental and interdisciplinary group to plan policies with overall objectives and implement water control work.

  Urban development should be undertaken in an environmentally sustainable way. In addition to restoring the damaged environment, the importance of flood and water control cannot be overemphasized.
  We will strive to plan for the future and ensure our hometown is a reliable fortress where the citizen’s of Kaohsiung can live in peace, assured that government and council are doing everything they can to protect them and their property.