FY 2008/2009 Research Topic: 4-29
Building Basin Governance for Water Pollution Control in China:
A Social Experiment of Community Roundtable Meeting in Lake Tai Basin
Water pollution control is an urgent task behind the rapid economic growth in China. Lake Tai, located in the Yangtze Delta Region with miracle economic growth, is one of heavy polluted lake in China and a lot of measures for its water environmental protection have been implemented and tested for many years, but not effectively yet. A new initiative of public participation to hold community environmental roundtable meetings conducted in Jiangsu province will be one of possible measures to complement regulatory enforcement and market-oriented measures in environmental policy effectively. This research project aims to develop a new model of community roundtable meetings for water pollution control in Lake Tai Basin.
Members of the Research Project
- The interim report was published in March 2009 (Japanese).
- The second year: IDE Research Series (to be published in 2010)
Information of the Research Project
- Turner, Jennifer L. and Kenji Otsuka eds. Promoting Sustainable River Basin Governance: Crafting Japan-U.S. Water Partnerships in China. IDE Spot Survey No.28. Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, 2005.
- Turner, Jennifer L. and Kenji Otsuka. Reaching Across the Water: International Cooperation Promoting Sustainable River Basin Governance in China. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006.