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Assessing the Impact of the Strictest Water Resources Management Policy on Water Use Efficiency in China

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School of Public Administration, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710055, China
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Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Academic Editors: Elias Dimitriou and Adriana Bruggeman
Water 2022, 14(15), 2291; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152291
Received: 14 May 2022 / Revised: 19 July 2022 / Accepted: 21 July 2022 / Published: 22 July 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
The strictest water resources management policy plays a critical role in response to the challenge of water shortage, water security, and sustainable water development in China. Despite the varied analyses of the strictest water resources management policy, the relations between the strictest water resources management policy and water use efficiency remain under-researched. This study uses an interval event-analysis method to assess the strictest water resources management policy’s impact on water use efficiency in China based on data from 2007 to 2020. In addition, the study breaks down water use efficiency into eight indicators and divides the strictest water management policy into “pre-, middle, and post-” phases. The research results show the strictest water resources management policy has a significant positive effect on water use efficiency. Further research shows the total water consumption control system and water efficiency control system have the most significant effect. The strictest water resources management policy has a lasting impact on water use efficiency. This study contributes to the global knowledge body of water governance and provides a reference value for water policy decision-making and optimization in other countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: strictest water resources management policy; water use efficiency; interval event study method; policy evaluation; water governance strictest water resources management policy; water use efficiency; interval event study method; policy evaluation; water governance
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Cheng, Z.; Zhao, Y.; Wang, N.; Song, T.; Song, Z. Assessing the Impact of the Strictest Water Resources Management Policy on Water Use Efficiency in China. Water 2022, 14, 2291. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152291

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Cheng Z, Zhao Y, Wang N, Song T, Song Z. Assessing the Impact of the Strictest Water Resources Management Policy on Water Use Efficiency in China. Water. 2022; 14(15):2291. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152291

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Cheng, Zhe, Yuntong Zhao, Nina Wang, Tao Song, and Zhe Song. 2022. "Assessing the Impact of the Strictest Water Resources Management Policy on Water Use Efficiency in China" Water 14, no. 15: 2291. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152291

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