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

Is the fish we eat really from the ocean? How polluting is fish farming? See 8 must-knows on aquaculture that will make you re-think the future of fish… more

PowerPOWER

Power is China’s largest industrial water user but can unconventional water sources e.g. mine water help alleviate water stress?… more

TextilesTEXTILES

Groundwater is over-extracted to grow cotton. As the world’s largest importer of cotton, is it China’s fault? Or is fast fashion to blame?… more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Bright Dairy & Food, a Chinese dairy mega company used water footprint assessments to better water stewardship. Check out how they did this… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

China is the largest global supplier of many critical raw materials but could growing  demand mean it becomes a net importer soon?… more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

IPE’s 4th Annual CITI Evaluation Results have been released. Which sectors are doing best? Which brands are taking the lead?… more

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