|The Water Environment Research Center (WERC) is located in the department of civil engineering in the National Taipei University of Technology. The chairman of WERC, Professor Lin, is the faculty in the department of civil engineering as well. At the beginning, our researches are granted mostly by Water Resources Agency, which is the one of foundational agencies. Moreover, some specific researches are partially supported by National Science Council (NSC). With the increasing requirement of ecological technology and the precaution of natural calamities, the Construction and Planning Agency of the Ministry of Interior grants us the projects which are related to this field. In addition, because more professional members are involved in our group, the funding sources extend to Ministry of Education, Environmental Protection Administration, Council of Agriculture, Forestry Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, etc.