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Taiwan Joint Irrigation Association

About TJIA

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The Cradle of Taiwan's Agriculture–Organization of The Taiwan Joint Irrigation Associations, ROC

History and Development

The Taiwan Joint Irrigation Association used to be the Taiwan Water Conservancy Cooperative Association, set up in 1922 in the Japanese Colonial Period; the goal is to optimize the public sway of Water Conservancy Cooperative, supervising community welfare and development. The organization was enormous, with branches set up in various county governments.

After Taiwan Retrocession the Taiwan Water Conservancy Cooperative Association was reshuffled to form "Water Conservancy Association", holding a Water Conservancy Association Social in 1947; in the next year the Water Conservancy Association underwent another re-organization, becoming Water Conservancy Commission, with "Taiwan Water Conservancy Commission Association" inaugurated. In 1956, Water Conservancy Commission was reshuffled again, becoming Farming Water Conservancy Commission. The institute was renamed in 1957 to become Taiwan Farming and Water Conservancy Promotion Society, to handle liaison and collaborative affairs. In 1985, the Society was expanded to handle both business and research works, and re-organized as Taiwan Farming and Water Conservancy Association. In 1999, it became the national Irrigation Association to meet diversified demands and the government’s streamlining efforts.

Table of Organization

The Taiwan Irrigation Association was established according to Article 39 of the Irrigation Association Organization General Principles to promote collaborative and mutual development efforts. See below for a table of organization:

1. Member's Convention:

Various irrigation associations are participants of the convention, with the presidents of the associations being obligatory representatives. The convention is held every 6 months, extraordinary session shall be held if needs be.


2. President and Vice President:

A president and two VP's will be elected among the representatives to handle association affairs according to association charter. The president serves as the association's representative to the public; the term of office is four years; the president is also eligible for one re-election.


3. Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General:

A secretary-general and deputy secretary-general will be selected for the association to assist the president with business affairs. An administration department, planning department, business department, an auditing department and a treasury office will be set up within the association. A fund management commission is established to supervise the appropriation of funds. In addition an irrigation association publishing committee will be established, with experts hired to review Taiwan Irrigation and Farming Irrigation publishing arrangements.


Missions

The association was established to promote collaborative and development efforts and advance farming and irrigation works. Its missions include:

  1. The raising, management and employments of funds for collaborative and development efforts.
  2. The initiation and assistance in mutual business affairs for irrigation associations.
  3. Technological assistance matters of irrigation associations.
  4. Assistance in experiments, demonstrations and promotion affairs for farming and irrigation project.
  5. Assistance in personnel training programs and advanced studies, and personnel commendation affairs.
  6. Association's business research and development affairs.
  7. Data collecting, statistics compilation and supply affairs.
  8. Periodical publication and government decree announcements.
  9. The promotion of international research collaboration.
  10. Enactment of election and recall law for association presidents.
  11. Enactment of election and recall law for business commissioners of the associations.
  12. The formulation of other meeting agenda for association commissioners.
  13. The institution of relevant business stipulations.
  14. Assignments commissioned by supervising units or government agencies.
  15. Other affairs of mutual concerns for irrigation associations.

Key Missions

1. Promotion and research of the associations' collective affairs:
In response to increasing demands, irrigation associations thereby therefore proceed with revisions to pertinent policies and promotion of business affairs, serving as a bridge between irrigation associations and the government.
2. Assistance in election affairs:
The organization enacts election and recall laws for association presidents, business commissioners, the rules of procedure, and election procedures for cell group leaders. The organization also assists in the planning of election calendar, work manual and statue Q and A services, setting up organization reports to settle election issues, and holding seminars to review election regulations.
3. Project assistance:
Such projects include: counseling service to improve association's business affairs (their contents and effectiveness), reviews and installations of irrigation management systems (contents and effectiveness), researches on e-business operating environment (contents and effectiveness), facility updates and renovation on water conservancy irrigations (contents and effectiveness), and water quality management (contents and effectiveness) projects.
4. Commendation of outstanding employees:
To commemorate the feats of water conservancy master – Yu the Great, the organization honors personnel who make outstanding contribution to the associations, holding Water Conservancy Festival while praising model employees from various associations, model cell group leaders, accomplished senior employees, and those who render great service to irrigation affairs. These personnel will be summoned by the president and the premier for a public commendation ceremony.
5. Encouraging international exchange:
The organization upholds ideas and adages such as "Technology knows no boundaries", and "The stones of those hills may be used to polish gems" to push forward modernization of irrigation technology and e-management. Evens such as: international technology seminars, irrigation system inspection tours to developed countries, invitations of renowned scholars to Taiwan, international seminars, and worldwide irrigation collaborative assemblies are greatly encouraged by the organization in hopes that new irrigation know-how would be introduced into Taiwan, therefore publicizing Taiwan's international profile.
6. Publications:
To upgrade academic levels of the associations, encourage hands-on experience exchange, pass on professional know-how, and gather statistic data of the associations, the organization publishes trade periodicals on Taiwan Irrigation, Farming and Water Conservancy, Taiwan's Farming and Irrigation Databank, and various publications.
Taiwan Water Conservancy Quarterly began publication on June 6 th in 1953, it's a specialty journal with more depth, covering subjects such as irrigation theories, studies on irrigation challenges, reports of irrigation constructions at home and abroad, experiments, analysis, statistics, planning, designs of irrigation projects, and subject matters pertaining to the publicizing the irrigation industry.
Farmland Irrigation Monthly was originally called, Irrigation News Dispatch; it began publication on May 10 th of 1954. This periodical was designed for information exchange among various associations to improve studies on farming and irrigation issues. It was renamed as Farmland Irrigation Monthly in August, 1985, a magazine that focuses on irrigation specialty; it's published monthly to introduce new discoveries, success stories, researches, work reports, policy propaganda, cell group bulletins, forum discussions, Q and A sessions, personage profiles and essays.
Databank of Taiwan Irrigation Association began publication in 1972, it covers business affairs, management, industrial development, financial affairs (treasury), HR, funds, employee welfare programs and other data as reference for human resources services, to improve understanding of associations' business affairs.
The Taiwan Joint Irrigation Association hopes to improve personnel's expertise and professionalism, thereof the introduction of Journal, highlighting data gathered from seminars, forums, and review sessions, serving as a reference to association personnel. The magazine also includes specialty essays and reports, compiled as a Journal to irrigation associations.
Another publication, Laws and Decrees compiles laws, administrative regulations, and relevant interpretative statues pertaining to this particular field for association personnel's reference, so that they better understand current laws, and verifications of lessons learned. The publication is updated from time to time in coordination with new government regulations.
7. Business Seminars:
To foster technology understanding of irrigation affairs and approve effectiveness, the organization continues holding seminars, inviting scholars and experts to impart new expertise know-how, and organizing annual forums for experience and opinion exchange to improve administrative efficiency (management, industrial development, financial affairs (treasury), HR, funds, employee welfare programs).
8. Employee training programs:
People are business executors, exceptional talents promise highly effective operations; that's why the trainings of talents and on-the-job education are required in any business. Governmental funds are sought and budgets earmarked for this specific purpose everywhere.
9. Sports Events:
The organization holds a number of annual ball games to strengthen personnel's physical strength and health, while improve friendship among various employees. The games include: 1, Hard tennis match, 2, soft tennis match, 3, table tennis, 4, croquets, and 5, badmintons. The games are held at various locations annually.