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Water Resources Protection and Legal Guarantee in China's Energy Development

Xiaowen Sun


The protection of water resources is one of the important tasks of China's ecological civilization construction. At present, due to the lack of awareness of water resources protection, a large number of water resources pollution and waste have been caused. The increasingly tense use of water resources is common in many areas of our country. There are serious water security risks in China's energy development. The legal dilemma of water resources protection in energy development mainly includes: the sub sectoral management of energy and water resources leads to the lack of systematic development concept of water resources protection legal system, the insufficient consideration of energy policies and laws to ensure ecological and environmental water use, and the energy development lacks unified consideration of water quality and quantity. Starting from China's national conditions, it is proposed to promote the systematization of the legal system of water resources protection in energy development with the systematic thinking of "adhering to the principle that mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, and grasses are a community of life", add relevant provisions in the formulation of energy development policies and laws, and give full play to the role of soft law. This paper first analyses the problems in China's water resources protection, and then puts forward effective countermeasures to solve these problems, hoping to provide some support for China's water resources protection.


Energy Development; Water Resources; Protection Issues; Legal Guarantee

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v6i3.4154