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Title: Water rights in China : an international and comparative study
Author: Hu, Desheng
ISNI:       0000 0001 2025 6589
Awarding Body: University of Dundee
Current Institution: University of Dundee
Date of Award: 2004
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China, the world's most populous country, has been experiencing a severe water crisis. This has manifested itself through water shortages, water pollution and natural water disasters, and has been exacerbated by the rapid social and economic development that has taken place in the last two decades. To deal with these problems, an integrated water resources management programme, within which an effective and enforceable water rights system can play a key role, should emerge as soon as possible under the principle of sustainable development. However, there are many problems under the water rights system in the current Chinese water law, involving the property right of water resources, the human right to water, and the environmental right to water. ... this dissertation recommends a well structured water rights system under which the economic, social and environmental values of water resources co-exist equitably in harmony.
Supervisor: Wouters, Patricia ; Reid, Colin Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Water rights ; China ; Water law ; Water resource management ; Sustainable development