Stakeholder Involvement in Water Environment Conservation in China and Japan
Building Effective Governance in the Tai Lake Basin

Joint Research Program Series


Edited by Jun Bi, Kenji Otsuka , Junjie Ge, Shi Wang
Published in March 2011

Preface (10KB)

Contributors (7KB)

Chapter 1

Water Environment Protection Management and Integrated Governance Policies in China (63.4KB) / Junjie Ge, Jun Bi, Shi Wang and Bing Zhang

1. Background: Environmental Problems in China
2. Water Environment Protection Management System
 2.1 Water Contamination in China
 2.2 Laws and Regulations
 2.3 Rules and Measures
 2.4 Guidelines
 2.5 Local Aggressive Action in the Tai Lake Basin
3. Policy Review and New Progress in the 5-Year Plan
 3.1 Water Environment Changes since 2005
 3.2 Policy Orientation for the Next Five Years
4. Rural Lifestyle and Agriculture, New Challenges
 4.1 Non-point Source Contribution
 4.2 Countermeasures Being Undertaken
 4.3 Difficulties, Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 2
1. Background of Public Involvement
2. Public Involvement in Environmental Issues in China
 2.1 Institutional Support
 2.2 Innovation and Development
 2.3 Public Involvement in the Tai Lake Basin
3. Field Research in Yixing
 3.1 Follow-up of Meeting Agreements
 3.2 New Management Organization
 3.3 Community Education and Green Construction
 3.4 Agriculture, Lifestyle and New Topics
4. Roundtable Meeting Review
 4.1 Public Meeting to Review the Previous Roundtable Meeting
 4.2 Roundtable Meeting of the Rural Community
5. Conclusion and Perspective
Chapter 3
1. Introduction
2. Agro-environmental Policies in Developed Countries
 2.1 Basic Recognition of Agricultural and Environmental Issues in OECD Countries
 2.2 Policy Options
3. Agro-environmental Problems in Japan
 3.1 Environmental Pollution due to Farming
  3.1.1 Overview of non-point source pollution
  3.1.2 Back ground of Non-point Source Pollution
 3.2 The Decline of the Stock Management Capacity in Rural Resources
4. The History of Agro-environmental Policy in Japan
 4.1 New Policy for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas (New Policy) of 1992
 4.2 New Agricultural Basic Act of 1999
 4.3 The Basic Plan for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas (The Basic Plan) of 2005
5. Public Involvement in Agro-environmental Policy in Japan
 5.1 Measures to Conserve and Improve Land, Water, and Environment (MCILWE)
 5.2 case Study: Agro-environmental Direct Payment for Farmers in Shiga Prefecture
6. Conclusion: Challenges for Agro-environmental Policy in Japan
Chapter 4

A Japanese Experience with Stakeholder Involvement in Water Environment Conservation: The Case of Lake Suwa Basin (616KB) / Kenji Otsuka with Kaori Fujita, Yayoi Isono, and Motoyuki Mizuochi

1. A Brief Introduction to the Lake Suwa Basin
2. Historical Development of Water Pollution Control the Lake Basin
3. Stakeholder Involvement for Water Environment conservation in the Lake Basin
4. Experiences and Challenges in the Lake Suwa Basin

Appendices (20KB)