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Eminent effect of the Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Fund in Taiwan

Since 1981, Taiwan has continually encountered problems of soil and groundwater pollution generated by improper disposal of industrial wastewater, wastes, and air. To address this issue, the Environmental Protection Administration, Taiwan embarked on establishing relevant regulations: The "Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act" was officially announced by the President in 2000.

Act and Working Group on Remediation for Soil and Groundwater Pollution of Asian and Pacific Region (ReSAGPAPR WG)

In 2000, the Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Act was enforced in Taiwan, setting regulatory requirements as a new performance standard. Based on it, measures like assigning pollution fees, creating research projects, providing consultancy and technical developments were implemented successfully to maintain an eco-innovative  sound pollutant control in soil and groundwater environments.

Grant funding from the city of Stockholm to improve the city’s environmental quality

To stimulate sustainable development, the City of Stockholm allocated one billion to the project “Environmental Billion”, to grant funding to projects within municipal departments and companies, that aimed to improve environmental quality in Stockholm. The project contributed to winning the European Green Capital 2010 award.

RECONDES

RECONDES (REC) is a research programme based on the landscape connectivity concept and the development of a  strategic spatial approach to soil erosion control. It has addressed the mitigation of desertification processes using innovative vegetation techniques in specific landscape configurations that are prone to severe degradations. The target problematic areas selected in this project are Murcia (Spain) and Tuscany (Italy) as representative of vulnerable dryland zones in the Mediterranean region.
Soil sealing mitigation solutions have been developed.