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Title: An evaluation of key determinants of the implementation of water pollution control at local level : a comparative study in China and the UK
Author: Hu, Cailing
Awarding Body: Oxford Brookes University
Current Institution: Oxford Brookes University
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis presents a comparative study of an evaluation of the current situation of water quality control with a major study of China, complemented by a smaller comparative study of the UK. It explores practical ways for the improvement of policy implementation, and control of the water quality of the Rivers Yangtze, Oujiang and Thames. Further, it seeks to explore the differences and similarities in ,pollution prevention. The study considers, in particular, socioeconomic factors influencing the implementation of water policy in China where intentions include maximizing economic growth while controlling pollution. This recognises that long term economic growth is not wholly tenable without sufficient and efficacious pollution control. The purpose of this research is to identify, analyse and evaluate the key determinants that affect the implementation of national water policies and quality control in China. It seeks to identify principles and policies which could form a basis for effective reform of the implementation mechanisms and institutions. It also indicates the importance of overviewing the policies and strategies as a whole; considers how to implement practical methods for preventing water pollution; and, finally, recommends possible solutions in terms of policy and practice. This research proposes a model for achieving local water quality within a system of integrated water governance towards sustainable development in relation to economic, eco-environmental and social aspects. It includes consideration of environmental law and policy, environmental standards and pollution incidents, and the water policies of of China and the UK. It also examines legal measures available for environmental protection, together with the practical realities of localised management. The overriding concern for water quality control is whether these institutions and principles can be effectively implemented by local governments within the context of rapid Chinese economic growth
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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