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Department of Water Environment Management

Main functions:

Responsible for the supervision and administration of the water environment protection across the country; draw up the policies, programs and plans, laws, administrative regulations, departmental rules, standards and specifications for the prevention and control of pollution to the waters, and organize their implementation; draw up the plans for delineating water environment functional zones and the offshore sea area environment functional zones; organize the measurement and determination of water environment capacity, and evaluate the water environment carrying capacity; draw up and oversee the implementation of the programs and plans for the prevention and control of pollution to key watersheds, major sea areas and underground waters; establish a system for assessing the water quality in the sections of cross-province (transboundary) waters; oversee and administrate the environmental protection of the drinking water sources, and the prevention and control of the pollution to the marine environment by coastal projects, land-based pollution sources, and ship dismantling; undertake the pollutant emission permit, total load control, and emission right trading of the water pollutants; organize and coordinate the rural environmental protection, organize and guide the integrated rural environment management, guide the development of eco-agriculture, and contribute to the efforts of other relevant State departments in the control of the agricultural non-point source pollution.

Internal structure:

1.     Division of General Affairs

2.     Division of Surface Water Environment Quality Management

3.     Division of Drinking Water and Groundwater Environment Quality Management

4.     Division of Marine Environment Quality Management

5.     Division of Environmental Management of Stationary Water Pollution Sources

6.     Division of Rural Environment Management

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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