Water Resource Management and the Law
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Water Resource Management and the Law

Edited by Erkki J. Hollo

Scarcity of water, floods and erosion caused by climate change have made the management of water resources a challenge to national and international actors worldwide. States have also initiated water projects to improve social welfare, often with significant impacts on the environment. This book combines close analysis of the legal structures of water rights with consideration of the modes of water management projects to illustrate current water-related problems in terms of practical solutions in a global context.
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Chapter 13: Regulatory framework of China’s water quality management

Liping Dai


China has witnessed continuous high economic growth during the last three decades. The rapid economic growth and urbanization are ushering in a new phase of continuous pressure on the environment. Water pollution has become a serious problem in the country. The Central Government has developed a number of new instruments to tackle different water pollutants and pollution sources in order to protect and improve its water quality. This chapter analyzes the regulatory framework applied in water quality management in China and aims to provide an overview of Chinese approaches in this regard. Keywords: Chapter 13 (Dai): Water quality management, Chinese constitution, environmental protection, water-related quality standards, water pollution prevention, action plan

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