China has made substantial progress in transforming water governance to respond to water crises and to support rapid socio-economic development. We aim to critically and comprehensively analyze important innovations in managerial approaches, as well as new developments and associated challenges in water policies, by bringing together cutting-edge research and best practices on water resources management in contemporary China. The key lessons drawn from the transformation include improving relationships among government, market and civil society in terms of water governance, as well as introducing innovative solutions to water challenges according to the specific contexts.
By Yahua Wang, Xun Wu and Cecilia Tortajada, 2020. Article published in International Journal of Water Resources Development, Volume 36, Number 4, pages 1-8. DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2020.1716694