The “Black and Odorous Water“ problem in China

Currently, China’s society is witnessing and involved in an unprecedented national-scale program to improve domestic water quality: resolving the “Black and Odorous Water” problem.

The phrase “Black and Odorous Water” in fact started to catch the public’s attention in April 2015, when the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the People’s Republic of China released the “Notice of the State Council on Issuing the Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution” (commonly called the “Ten Water Rules”). Afterwards, a series of policy documents were launched to help enforce the goal to largely improve the water environment quality.

What they are and how this creates opportunities for Dutch companies can be found in this DSBP report on Black and Odorous Water.

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