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Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development: A Country Water Assessment for the People’s Republic of China

Institutional Document | December 2018

This study provides an overview of the water security situation in the People’s Republic of China.

It assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing issues and recommends strategic areas for strengthening and reform. The five dimensions of water security covered in the research are domestic water security, economic production water security, environmental water security, ecological water security, and resilience to water-related disasters. A summary of key policy recommendations identifies the essential measures needed to effectively move forward the alleviation of water security issues in different time frames.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Approach
  • The State of Freshwater Resources in the People’s Republic of China
  • Legal and Policy Environment
  • Assessment of Water Security: Providing Water-Related Services
  • Drivers for Better Water Resources Management
  • Strategic Framework for Water Resources Management
  • Summary of Key Policy Recommendations on Water Security
  • Opportunities for Cooperation between the Asian Development Bank and the People’s Republic of China