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dc.contributor.authorWang, M
dc.contributor.authorWebber, M
dc.contributor.authorFinlayson, B
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, J
dc.date.available2014-05-21T21:49:41Z
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.available2006-12-12
dc.date.issued2008-03-01
dc.identifierpii: S0301-4797(06)00413-0
dc.identifier.citationWang, M., Webber, M., Finlayson, B. & Barnett, J. (2008). Rural industries and water pollution in China. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 86 (4), pp.648-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.12.019.
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/28629
dc.descriptionC1 - Refereed Journal Article
dc.description.abstractWater pollution from small rural industries is a serious problem throughout China. Over half of all river sections monitored for water quality are rated as being unsafe for human contact, and this pollution is estimated to cost several per cent of GDP. While China has some of the toughest environmental protection laws in the world, the implementation of these laws in rural areas is not effective. This paper explains the reasons for this implementation gap. It argues that the factors that have underpinned the economic success of rural industry are precisely the same factors that cause water pollution from rural industry to remain such a serious problem in China. This means that the control of rural water pollution is not simply a technical problem of designing a more appropriate governance system, or finding better policy instruments or more funding. Instead, solutions lie in changes in the model that underpins rural development in China.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.subjectHuman Geography
dc.titleRural industries and water pollution in China
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.12.019
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Earth Sciences
melbourne.affiliation.facultyScience
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Environmental Management
melbourne.source.volume86
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages648-659
melbourne.publicationid88462
melbourne.elementsid295370
melbourne.contributor.authorWang, Mark
melbourne.contributor.authorWebber, Michael
melbourne.contributor.authorFinlayson, Brian
melbourne.contributor.authorBarnett, Jonathon
dc.identifier.eissn1095-8630
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