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APPLICATION OF WATER QUALITY MODELING TO REGULATING LAND DEVELOPMENT IN PROTECTED DRINKING-WATER-SOURCE AREAS: A CASE STUDY ON THE KAO-PING RIVER WATERSHED, TAIWAN
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 701P0904, . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17385)
Authors: Chun-hsu Lin and Te-thui Huang
Keywords: QUAL2E, GWLF, water quality modeling, riparian buffers
The purpose of our project is to build a management system for protected drinking-water-source areas where land development is restricted for drinking safety. Under this system, a protected area is further divided into two different zones. In the first zone, any type of land development is prohibited. In the second zone, development is allowed only when a development permit with more environmental protection requirement is granted by a responsible government agency. Three compensation programs are then proposed to reduce the resistance from landowners of the properties to be included into the source-water-protected areas. Thus, how to delineate a protected area subject to different levels of regulations is of concern while initiating the compensation programs.