Ministry of Environmental Protection of China: Preparing China's Water Pollution Prevention Action Plan

The ministry of environmental protection, together with other departments concerned, is preparing an action plan on water pollution control, zhai qing, vice-minister of environmental protection, said today. The core of this document is to improve the quality of the water environment. The focus is to control both ends of the water. One end is where heavy pollution is, and the other end is where rivers and lakes with good water quality are.

The state council information office held a press conference today to introduce the progress of environmental protection work in 2013.

ZhaiQing said, the problem of water pollution prevention and control of air pollution, in contrast, in recent years, the ministries around the door of the kung fu more, especially through three "five-year plan", since "the ninth five-year, especially during the period of" 11th five-year plan ", under the state council, we intensified the efforts on the appraisal of planning task completion, increase the investment dynamics, it should be said that the water environment problem is basically stable, especially in key river valleys and seven main river water quality is basically stable. Including the "three rivers and three lakes", which were heavily polluted in previous years, there have been big changes in these years.

At the same time, zhai pointed out, the water environment situation is still very grim, mainly in several aspects:

One is that the total amount of water pollution is still huge. Chemical oxygen demand is about 24 million tons and ammonia nitrogen is about 2.45 million tons. What is this concept? This is far more than the current environmental capacity, and experts estimate that the total would have to be cut by 30-50% before the water environment could change radically.

Second, the pollution of groundwater including groundwater has not been effectively controlled.

Third, some rivers, especially in rural areas, or closely related to people's lives, are still very polluted.

Fourth, there are many deficiencies in water environment management.

In order to effectively solve these problems, zhai said that together with relevant departments, the action plan on water pollution prevention and control is being prepared in accordance with the requirements of the state council, which will be submitted to the state council for review after further revision and improvement. The core of this document is to improve the quality of the water environment. The focus is to take both ends of the water. One end is where heavy pollution is, and the other end is where rivers and lakes with good water quality are.

Zhai qing introduced in the specific measures, one is to substantially reduce industrial pollution emissions; Second, we should manage the discharge of urban life pollution. Third, good governance of rural river channels, river fork. This plan is like the atmospheric action plan. We are trying to make breakthroughs in responsibilities, tasks, measures and institutional mechanisms to better promote the improvement of water environment quality.

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