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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-48
Inequality and Governance in Water Environmental Issues in China


China has faced serious environmental pollution under the rapid economic and social development that has continued now for many years. In rural areas, where most people depend on natural surface water or well water for their daily water use, serious water pollution is affecting their lifestyles and deteriorating the "human welfare". The effect and damage caused by such water pollution is concentrated in specific areas, with handicapped conditions for some geographical and administrative reasons resulting in the formation of "socio-ecological inequity". This study will revisit water governance in China focusing on the mutual interaction between people's practices and official policy in consideration of a variety of ecological and socio-economic conditions.


April 2014 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] OTSUKA Kenji
  • Articles to be submitted to academic journals.