China has comprehensively enforced the strictest water resources management system, advanced the building of a water-saving society, launched dual control over water consumption total volume and intensity, carried out the action plan on water conservation among the whole population and actively implemented the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan.
Rural water and sanitation
In 2016, China launched the project of consolidating and improving rural drinking water safety with a total fulfilled investment of 24 billion RMB yuan. Guidance has been provided to localities to take comprehensive measures to build supporting facilities, revamp and upgrade existing ones and promote facility networks. Preferential tax policies concerning electricity and land use have been offered to the construction and operation of drinking water projects. The building of rural sanitary toilets has been accelerated. By the end of 2016, 39 million people had benefited from the project and sanitary toilets coverage had reached 80.4% among the 260 million rural households.