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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:05

Chao Lake :The PRC’s extensive water management framework extends vertically and horizontally from the central government to its townships and villages

Chao Lake, the fifth largest in the People’s Republic of China, struggled to overcome one of the most serious eutrophication problems in the country caused by decades of pollution spurred by economic growth pressures.

 

The State Council decided to create an integrated management authority for Chao Lake in Anhui Province, the first such body in the country. The authority oversees land use planning, water quality and quantity issues, fisheries, navigation, and tourism. The authority can build on the results of earlier projects to improve watershed management and tackle waste management in townships and villages, as well as agricultural non-point source pollution and industrial waste management.

 

This is an excerpt of a case study from WaterWealth, a publication on basin management across Asia and the Pacific. WaterWealth is available for download on the

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