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Government Allocation, Market Allocation and Government Intervention in China's Water Policy Reform

Jiang, Min (2008) Government Allocation, Market Allocation and Government Intervention in China's Water Policy Reform. In: Proceedings of the 13th IWRA World Water Congress 2008. International Water Resources Association, Montpellier, France, pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

In order to fight against the severe water crisis, the Chinese government has initiated a water policy reform under which market allocation mechanisms are to be promoted and facilitated within the framework of the traditional government (administrative) water allocation. This paper explores the reform of China’s water allocation institutions. By analysing and evaluating current practices in government allocation and market allocation in China, the paper calls for a mix of government and market in water allocation in the specific context of China’s water policy reform. To allocate water in a sustainable, equitable and effective manner, market allocation mechanisms need adequate but not overreaching government intervention.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22815, water shortage, market allocation, water pollution, environmental degradation, Yellow River Basin, water system, water governance, North China.
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
FOR Classification > 0907 Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 01:43
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 01:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9821
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