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

Even if all COP21 pledges are met, risks remain for the world’s crops & water supplies. What else could be done by investors & policymakers?… more

PowerPOWER

Renewable energy is growing big in China. How could it benefit climate & water? What other challenges does China need to overcome?… more

TextilesTEXTILES

Textile industry needs more sustainable solutions. See how a reactive dye saves costs & water plus cut emissions without additional CAPEX…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

From Tsingtao to Carl​sberg, how green is your favourite beer? What are the environ impacts from China’s beer supply chain? … more

MiningMETALS & MINING

Areas along the Yangtze River dominate Chinese production but at what cost? What are the pollution, water & food risks along this river?…more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Electronic brands need to go green to reduce raw material exposure. Who’s taking action? How sustainable are the brands’ strategies?… more

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