chapter  7
Water Quality Management in China
ByDajun Shen
Pages 18

Water quality has become a very critical issue in China. The rapid social and economic

development during the last 30 years and the increasing discharge of pollutants into its

water bodies have had a very negative effect on the overall quality of the waters of the

country. In spite of the overall deterioration of the water quality, China still has not

managed to develop a management system that considers legislation, institutions, and

management tools altogether.