Urban water management reform: The case of China

Jinjin Zhao, UNU-MERIT

Water scarcity is particularly acute in urban areas in developing countries, where a safe and secure water supply is threatened by rapid economic development and urbanisation, population growth, and the deterioration of water environment. In this dissertation, I argue that the appropriate policy interventions might allow developing countries to achieve economic development with less capita water consumption, the privatisation reform and the participation of multinational corporations in Chinese water sector contributed to the growth of productivity of the whole sector, and environmental campaign and public participation enhance citizens’ environmental awareness which in turn contribute to water conservation.

Venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Date: 25 February 2015

Time: 12:00 - 13:30