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

Rural population in China is shrinking & its water supply lags urban areas. Find out what the 8 key challenges are in China’s rural water security…more

PowerPOWER

China’s current subsidy system for renewable energy is overburdened. How can Green Power Certificate trading alleviate this situation?…more

TextilesTEXTILES

China, the world’s largest manufacturer of garments, wants to go circular but what challenges does it need to overcome first?…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Food & drink help create a festive atmosphere in Christmas but how much water do they use? What are the impacts on China & solutions?…more

MiningMETALS & MINING

Demand for toxic rare earths is only going to increase. Will China be able to cater for its own growing needs let alone those of the world?…more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Transitional risks are abound as China says no to pollution and yes to a high tech future. What are top-5 ‘bewares’ for critical raw materials?…more

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