International Conference Water as Heritage. 27-31 May 2019, Chiayi, Taiwan

Tino Mager


The 2019 International Conference "Water as Heritage" took place 27-31 May 2019 in Chiayi, Taiwan. Organized by the Taiwan International Institute for Water Education, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Netherlands and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development, it brought together key water-focused organizations and heritage groups with a concern for water-related heritage in order to develop networks and build working relationships across the diversity of sectors and disciplinary fields. With participants from 25 countries and six continents, the conference explored the mutual benefits arising from such collaborative efforts. A key issue of the conference was the consideration of water-related heritage as an essential element in addressing current and future challenges of water management.


water heritage; sustainability; heritage for the future; climate change, waterscapes; waterways; hydropower


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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2612-0496/8861


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