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

With adaptation needs to reach USD300bn by 2030, APAC has a key role to play in climate finance. See how the private sector can lead… more

PowerPOWER

Floating solar appears to be well-suited to China’s hunger for power & its limited water & land resources. So will it embrace the technology?… more

TextilesTEXTILES

China, the world’s major textile manufacturer, wants to close the loop in fashion. Hear from circular fashion innovators on their developments… more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Savvy investors are now aware of the importance of water as a business risk, despite this there is still no global sustainability reporting standard… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

The rapid depletion of aquifers is a systemic business risk. Earth Security’s review of 75 of co’s show that understanding of what to do is low… more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Think twice before buying that new electronic device as key rare earths & other critical raw materials are causing pollution in China… more

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