Water Rights Trading in China's Water Policy Reform: Current Practices and Future Development

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Jiang, Min (2008) Water Rights Trading in China's Water Policy Reform: Current Practices and Future Development. In: Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008. Lambert, Martin, Daniell, Trevor M and Leonard, Michael, eds. Engineers Australia, Modbury, S. A., pp. 1831-1842.


Aware of the urgent situation of the water crisis, the Chinese government has initiated an ambitious water reform to integrate the traditional fragmented water management and promote the implementation of market-based mechanism, especially water rights trading in water management and allocation. This paper aims to explore the institutional arrangements of water rights in the specific context of China’s water policy framework in order to facilitate water rights trading. Based on the observation of the current practices of water rights trading in China and the review of the latest development of China’s water rights system, the paper raises some brief recommendations for improving China’s water rights trading system.

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Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008‎ :‎ incorporating 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, and, 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, 14-17 April, 2008, Adelaide, Australia

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9819
ISBN 0858257351
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Historical > FOR Classification > 0907 Environmental Engineering
Keywords ResPubID22808, water abstraction rights, water rights system, 2007 Property Law of China, water resources ownership, Water Users’ Associations, WUA, wastewater disposal.
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