Along with the economic development, water pollution in China is developing from traditional pollution with conventional pollutants to a compound type of pollution with new and old pollutants interacting with each other. Traditional water management schemes are not able to meet these challenges. Improving water governance is a key topic in the political agenda in China. This book deploys a three-step diagnostic method—ten building blocks approach to explore China’s current water governance for water pollution prevention and control. It consists of seven chapters, each discusses different building block(s) of water governance, including China’s water quality knowledge, water policy discourses, public participation in water management, green path to water law, market-based approach and implementation of water goals.
KeywordsWater pollution China Water governance
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