• Tech Trends

    Use AI to achieve smart sustainable water management

    In 2015, the United Nations "World Water Development Annual Report"pointed out that if there is no improvement in the future, the global water resource will be short of 40% by 2030.The shortage of water resource will cause water conflicts in different fields of people's livelihood, agriculture and industry.Such warning signs are now confirmed in Taiwan.Facing the difficult challenge of the "Hundred Years Drought", besides relying on rainfall, using digital technology, especially AI applications, to achieve effective water saving, high-efficiency water resources management and optimization of water allocation will be an alternative.This is one of the conclusions produced by the participants in the innovative technology application topic co-creation workshop held by this project.

    For example, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched a three-year plan in 2019, to research and implement the possible sustainable water management solutions with 90 partners.By collecting big data on global water usage and forecasting water availability and drought by AI, German government called for changing the global foreseeable water dilemma.The key is that the public and private sectors should use digital technology on a long-term basis.

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  • Topics

    Multi-value added usecross-domain combination of meteorological data

    Taiwan is one of the vulnerable areas frequently suffering from natural disasters. Typhoons, floods, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes are the most frequent natural disasters. Despite this increasing risk, which is due to a number of climatic and non-climatic factors, improvements in decision support system for disaster risk management and early warning are making it possible to limit losses from natural disasters. This would not be possible without the informed use of constantly improving meteorological, hydrological and related data-information. In addition, meteorological data can be integrated and analyzed with the related multiple data collected by AIOT (Artificial Intelligence of Things), and then applied in different fields to generate data-driven innovation and economic value. According to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the informed use of meteorologicaland related data-information can deliver enormous benefits to society, including agriculture, water resources, the natural environment, human health, tourism,energy, transport and communications, urban settlement and sustainable development, etc.


  • Policies

    Government of Canada legislates climate accountability with first net-zero emissions lawto avert the worst impacts of climate changefully seize the economic opportunities that it presents

    Canada passed the "Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act" at the end of June. The specific content includes
    (1) national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada with the objective of attaining net-zero emissions by 2050, (2) set the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target as being Canada’s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, (3) set the subsequent 2035, 2040 and 2045 targets at least 10 years in advance.  The Act also provides accountability and transparency by: (1) goals and progress reports are required to be tabled in both Houses of Parliament and made available to the public, (2) providing for public participation for amendments, (3) the Net-Zero Advisory Body as a Governor in Council-appointed body is established to provide independent advice, (4) the Minister of Finance shall explain key measures that the federal public administration has taken to manage its financial risks and opportunities related to climate change, (5) requiring the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to, at least once every five years, examine and report on the Government of Canada’s implementation of measures aimed at mitigating climate change, (6)providing for a comprehensive review of the Act, five years after it comes into force (7) enshrining the role of Indigenous Knowledge in the climate accountability process. The 2030 emission reduction plan and progress reports will be released in the coming months.


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