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

Prof. Hoekstra, creator of the water footprint concept, shares hard truths & challenges ahead over water scarcity & over-consumption…more

PowerPOWER

China’s hydro is expected to be 500GW by 2050 but there is concern over this transboundary hydropower expansion; can we avoid a hydro war?…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

Bottling water activities are encroaching on glaciers crucial for Asia’s waterways; does this mean investors need to rethink their strategies?…more

MiningMETALS & MINING

The black market exacerbates environ pollution from rare earth mining in China – is your smartphone, tablet or electric car party to this?…more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Widespread electric vehicle adoption is expected for the late 2020s-30s: how will this impact the oil industry? Can investors minimise exposure?…more

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