Research Article

Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 401-417

First online:

Diagnosis and recommendations for transjurisdictional water pollution management in China

  • Wang Yahua Affiliated withSchool of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University Email author 

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Large-scale water environmental deterioration is one of the most prominent environmental issues in current China. Transjurisdictional water pollution is an important reason for water environmental deterioration of river basins, and currently there are some major defects that exist in China's management system related to transjurisdictional water pollution. With seven major river basins in China as an object of study, this paper is designed to perform a diagnosis of major problems about the transjurisdictional water pollution management in China from three aspects, i.e. institution, mechanism, and legislation. On the basis of this, it gives an overall train of thoughts on the reform of transjurisdictional water pollution management in China, and proposes specific recommendations from the aforesaid three aspects.


river basin transjurisdictional pollution water pollution management transboundary cooperation institutional reform China