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

The Yangtze River Economic Belt produces ~65% of China’s rice but heavy metal discharge is disproportionately high. Can it still flourish?… more

PowerPOWER

Global clean energy & smart tech has grown thanks to China’s rare earths but can this continue with rising domestic demand in China?… more

TextilesTEXTILES

Hear from 85 China’s textile manufacturers on their challenges and what help they need to transition to a clean & circular model…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

China’s plan on grain supply & storage says saving grain means saving water. What are the challenges & opportunities in reducing food waste?… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

China is the largest supplier of many critical raw materials but rising domestic demand means it may import. Who will supply the rest of the world?… more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

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

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