Climatic adaptation of coastal communities on the southwest of Taiwan

Hui Wen Chuang, Shing Ru Yang, Ting Ou, Tzu Ping Lin

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Flooding is the most common and critical climatic disaster for coastal communities in Taiwan. This study applied an evaluation framework comprising five categories, namely "community competence," "infrastructure stability," "social-economic support," "interior environmental capacity," and "outdoor environment adaptability," to six coastal communities of Tainan City, Taiwan, to evaluate their climatic adaptation. Having experienced multiple floods, all six communities performed relatively well in the infrastructure stability, but poorly in outdoor environment adaptability. In face-to-face interviews, interviewees reflected that the most vital sector affected by climate change is their fishing industry; however, the "industry" item was eliminated by experts during the implementation of the Fuzzy Delphi questionnaire. Therefore, beside the evaluation framework of community climatic adaptation, another contribution of this study is the execution of the interviews to reduce the inconsistency between real life situations and academic development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1069
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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