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Addressing China's water scarcity : recommendations for selected water resource management issues (English)

This report reviews China's water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. It is a synthesis of the main findings and recommendations from analytical work and case studies prepared under the World Bank Analytical and Advisory Assistance (AAA) program entitled 'Addressing China's Water Scarcity: from Analysis to Action.' These studies focus on several strategically important thematic areas for China where additional research was needed, as identified by the research team and advisory group based on a review of pressing issues. These areas are governance, water rights, pricing, ecological compensation, pollution control, and emergency response. The approach has been to evaluate Chinese and international experience to identify policy and institutional factors that have proven effective in promoting the adoption of water conservation and pollution reduction technologies. The research was based on literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative policy analyses, household surveys, field trips, and case studies to develop feasible recommendations for a plan of action based on realities on the ground.

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  • Author

    Xie, Jian Liebenthal, Andres Warford, Jeremy J. Dixon, John A. Wang, Manchuan Gao, Shiji Wang, Shuilin Jiang, Yong Ma, Zhong

  • Document Date

    2008/12/22

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    47111

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    China,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2009/01/14

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Addressing China's water scarcity : recommendations for selected water resource management issues

  • Keywords

    water;water right;water resource;scarce water resource;economic cost of disease;poor water supply service;scarcity value of water;economic cost of water;allocation of water right;holders of water right;development of water;United Nations Environment Programme;water pollution;water scarcity;amount of water;river basin management;water pollution control;water and sewerage;Water Management;participation in water;law and regulation;integrated water management;tradable water right;Water Resource Management;

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Xie, Jian Liebenthal, Andres Warford, Jeremy J. Dixon, John A. Wang, Manchuan Gao, Shiji Wang, Shuilin Jiang, Yong Ma, Zhong

Addressing China's water scarcity : recommendations for selected water resource management issues (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/996681468214808203/Addressing-Chinas-water-scarcity-recommendations-for-selected-water-resource-management-issues