May 21, 2022
State Council approves zoning of major lakes and rivers by water function

The State Council has classified 2888 lakes and rivers according to their “water function,” including zones for agricultural water districts, industrial water areas, and drinking water source areas. According to Ministry of Water Resources Secretary Chen Mingzhong, water shortages and water pollution are still a major bottleneck for China's sustainable economic and social development and "zoning" will help the departments set standards for water quality monitoring.

[Source: Renmin Wang]


Translated and summarized by Lindsay Butt