Water Resources Management of the People’s Republic of China

Framework, Reform and Implementation

  • Dajun Shen

Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 453-455

About this book


This book explores water resources management issues in China and possible solutions. It analyzes a wide range of general and specific topics, providing case studies and a balanced review of the past and present situation as well as future developments.  The book begins with a general introduction and an overview of hydrology, water resources, and development issues in China. It then presents a management framework, including a management system, management institutions, river basin management, water pricing, water rights, and groundwater management, and discusses its implementation, covering water resources allocation and regulation in the Yellow River, integrated water affair management reforms, and agricultural water management in northern China. The last section focuses on the current reforms and hot topics, with strong emphasis on stringent water resource strategies applied to the river and lake principle system, recycled water use and water resources asset management, as well as climate change impacts, and concludes with a summary of the many changes in the water sector in China and a look at the road ahead and the areas that still need to be reformed.


Water resources in China Water demand management Water pollution impacts National and regional river basins Yellow River water resources and allocation Transboundary agricultural water river management Hydrology, water resources and development in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Dajun Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environment and Natural ResourcesRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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