Combating river pollution in China and India: Policy measures and governance challenges
Severe water pollution is among the top policy priorities in both China and India. This paper undertakes a comparative case analysis to examine efforts in combating river pollution in two major rivers in China and India – the Yangtze and the Ganga. Our analysis suggests that efforts in combating river pollution in the two Asian giants have encountered significant challenges, such as the lack of comprehensive legal mechanisms to control river pollution at the basin level, the lack of coordination among multiple government agencies, and significant gaps in policy implementation. Our analysis also points out significant differences between China and India in institutional structure, regulatory approaches and policy instruments to address river pollution.
|Author Last Names||Wang, Mukherjee, Wu, Wu|
|Journal Name||Water Policy|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Keywords||China, Comparative policy, Environmental governance, India, River Basin Management|
|Tweet||How is river pollution combated in the Yangtze and the Ganga?|