Regulations

Overview

A brief overview of water policy and regulations in China.

 

Water Policy

China 11th and 12th Five-Year Plan and other policy initiatives in this section.

Litigation

There were 8,179 legal disputes on water related issues between 2008 to 2009. More on “green courts” here.

Regulatory Institutions

This section helps you navigate China’s web of ministries, departments, bureaus and other agencies.

Water Regulation

Find our Index of Key Water and Related Laws, water quality, discharge and emission standards summaries here.

Enforcement

Overall compliance with China’s environmental laws can be as low as 10%. More on enforcement here.

Industry Voices

AgricultureAGRICULTURE

As China embarks on its 13th Five Year Period (13FYP), how have provinces fared in their efforts to meet their 12FYP water quality targets?… more

PowerPOWER

Upgrading equipment & new energy recovery tech can cut carbon emissions in China by 15.7mt – see how this can be more widely adopted… more

TextilesTEXTILES

With a shifting regulatory landscape moving against textile industry pollution, is there room for fast fashion in a ‘Beautiful China’?…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau has shrunk 15% over the last 3 decades; is bottling glacial water threatening the source of Asia’s rivers?… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

Global clean energy & smart tech has grown thanks to China’s rare earths but can this continue with rising domestic demand in China?… more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Science & policy have their own language but given significant climate risk overshadowed by fake news, can we afford to speak in tongues?… more

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