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

Almost 1/5 of China’s surveyed farmland is polluted. Find out what the Soil Ten Plan means for 8 polluting industries & how tight deadlines are…more

PowerPOWER

The wastewater industry consumes a lot of energy – learn how this makes it ripe for energy savings opportunities, especially in China…more

TextilesTEXTILES

Fashion is on a clean-up & go-circular mission; see 3 reasons for feeling positive from trade secrets revealed to awards for closing the loop…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Even if all pledges made at COP21 are carried out, global staple crops face increased failures; how can policy & investment adapt?…more

MiningMETALS & MINING

To combat air pollution in China, polluting industries such as cement making are being shutdown but how are local economies impacted?…more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

With China’s Pearl River Delta generating 9% of GDP, see why business should adopt water stewardship to ensure continued prosperity…more

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