Monday, March 23, 2015

Links for a rainy day

My friend Tammy Turner sent around this graphic of water use in Taiwan. It is actually raining today! Happy to see it. In the meantime, stay dry and enjoy a few links.
Jerome Keating Meet Saturday at 10 am. For details, click READ MORE...
Presentation Saturday March 28, 10 am

Topic: New book coming out challenging why the Taiwan Miracle is not the result of the KMT, but rather due more to Small and Medium Taiwan businesses and the Japanese infrastructure
that was already on the island

Speaker: Dr. Frank Hsieh, Economist of the University of Colorado and co-author of the book..

The venue is the same as it has traditionally been. Time is 10 am
The meeting location is the restaurant 婷婷翠玉 at 174 AnHe Road, Section Two. (rough translation of name is Tender, Pretty Green Jade.) You will be able to tell the restaurant by the lace curtains on the window--it was used in a TV commercial a while back. (We will have the downstairs room--breakfast cost will range between NT$100 and NT$150. Everyone buys their own) Phone if lost 2736-8510.

Restaurant is between Far Eastern Plaza Mall/Hotel and HePing East Road--about a half a block north of the corner of HePing East Road Sec. 3 and AnHe Road. or a half a block south of Far Eastern Plaza on the AnHe Road side.

Take the MRT Mucha (Brown) Line to the Liuchangli Station exit there, and walk west on HePing East Road 3/4 of a block till you reach where AnHe Road dead-ends into it.Then go north on AnHe Road; it is a half a block up on the west side of that street.

Or take any bus down HePing East Road and get off at the first stop that is east of Tun Hua South Road. That will put you at the corner of HePing and AnHe.
You can also take a bus down Tun Hua South Road to the stop right across from Far Eastern Plaza and walk over to AnHe Road.
Or if you take the 235 bus east, it turns off of HePing onto AnHe Road and the first stop is right across from the restaurant.

Give me a heads up if you are coming jkeating AT

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1 comment:

Mike Fagan said...

At a given level of shortage, water becomes more valuable than food. What is required is trade whereby people in the city, or the Water Corp on their behalf, purchase water from the farmers during the summer for later use during the winter in order to alleviate the drought.

Some additional infrastructure might be necessary, but the main reforms needed to facilitate the trade are institutional and political. For consumers the downstream costs of keeping the residential water running during the dry months will be somewhat higher water bills and a higher retail price for domestically grown rice.

It's only the obvious thing to do.