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

China’s irrigated areas need water equivalent to the flow of the Pearl River. See 8 reasons why business & investors should invest in irrigation…more

PowerPOWER

Power is China’s largest industrial water user. Unconventional water sources like municipal wastewater can help meet its thirst…more

TextilesTEXTILES

With most PET made for fibres, fashion is a big contributor to the plastic problem. Hear from Waste2Wear on how it can also be part of the solution…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Consumption of dairy products in China has notably increased over the last 16 years – can this continue? Plus, how much are leading co’s disclosing?… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

China is the largest supplier of many critical raw materials but its domestic demand is increasing. What does this mean for the world?…more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Widespread electric vehicle adoption may have a catastrophic impact on the oil industry. See 3 ways investors can minimise exposure…more

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