For years, water shortages, water pollution, and flooding have
constrained growth and affected public health and welfare in many parts
of China. Given continuing economic trends and population growth, the
pressures on the country's water resources are likely to worsen.
The widening gap between water supply and demand, along with
deteriorating water quality caused by widespread pollution, suggests
that a severe water scarcity crisis is emerging.
Addressing China's Water Scarcity addresses the emerging
water crisis and the need for China to reform and strengthen its water
resource management framework. It covers key issues including water
governance, water rights, water pricing and affordability, watershed
ecological compensation, water pollution control, and emergency
preventions, and it identifies the measures needed to effectively move
forward in these areas. In line with the broad strategy of developing a
market economy, the book concludes that the focus of the reform needs
to be on clarifying the role of and relationship among the government,
markets, and society; improving the efficiency and effectiveness of
water maangement institutions, strengthening the compliance and
enforcement of water pollution control; and fully embracing and using
market-based instruments as much as possible.
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