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First recycled water deal concluded in China’s Jiangsu province

A textile printing company has purchased the right to use 600,000 m3 of recycled water.


According to a report published Dec. 2, 2022, by the Department of Ecology and Environment of Jiangsu province, China, Jiangsu Siyang Strait Environmental Protection Co., Ltd. (江苏泗阳海峡环保有限公司) sold the right …

China’s Beijing issues regulations on water conservation

Requirements for water conservation in industry will be introduced.


On Nov. 25, 2022, the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People’s Congress issued Municipal Regulations on Water Conservation, which will come into effect March 1, 2023. These regulations set out …

China issues Yellow River Protection Law

Including water withdrawal regulation, a water allocation system and water pollutant discharge limits

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On Oct. 30, 2022, China issued the Yellow River Protection Law, which will come into effect April 1, 2023. This law introduces to the Yellow River basin a ban on …

Thailand announces effluent standard for leather tannery


Marine Department, Ministry of Transport, Thailand announced “Notification of the Marine Department No.153/B.E. 2565 (2022) Prescribing Standard for Controlling wastewater from Industrial Factories, Industrial Estates, and Industrial Zones with Engagement …

China announces action plan to improve water use efficiency

China announces action plan to improve water use efficiency


On June 21, 2022, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other five government departments announced an action plan to improve water use efficiency in the country. The action …

China releases national standard for water reuse

Reclaimed water is classified into 3 grades based on water quality


On December 31, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation and the Standardization Administration of the P.R.C (SAC) jointly released the “Water reuse guidelines-water quality management for water reclamation plants” …

China strengthens regulations on heavy metal pollution

Measures such as the designation of key regulated areas, substances and industries have been introduced

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China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on March 7 released its “opinions on strengthening regulations on heavy metal pollution”. The opinions require the designation of key regulated areas, substances and …

Thailand announces effluent standard for SMEs


Thailand announced “Notification of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Prescribing Standard for Controlling Wastewater from Small Establishments Manufacturing or Providing Some Types of Products or Services B.E. 2564 …

China announces plan for industrial wastewater recycling

Recycling rate target set for each industry to promote circular water use


On Dec. 24, China’s six government bodies, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Ecology and Environment, jointly announced a plan …

China issues regulations on groundwater management

Total groundwater withdrawal limits, no-withdrawal zones, contamination control measures to be introduced


At an executive meeting on September 15, China’s State Council passed regulations to manage the country’s groundwater, which were published on October 21 and will come into effect on December …

Malaysia announces 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025)

Incorporating EPR regulations on e-waste, etc.

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri on September 27, 2021, announced the latest national five-year plan, the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (hereinafter “the Plan”). The Plan focuses on three main themes: (1) …