Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China
Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Chen Lei, Minister of Water Resources
Parent agency State Council

The Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 中华人民共和国水利部; pinyin: Zhónghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Shuǐlì Bù) is the executive government agency of the Central People's Government responsible for managing the water resources in China.

It is one of several departments under the State Council of the People's Republic of China that administer with water resources.

There are several authorities responsible for water management in China. Water pollution is the responsibility of the environmental authorities, but the water itself is managed by the Ministry of Water Resources. Sewage is administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, but groundwater falls within the realm of the Ministry of Land and Resources.[1]



Current principal leaders

The Ministry of Water Resources is directed by the Water Resources Minister.[2]

Position Name of Person
Minister Chen Lei
Vice Minister E Jingping
The Leader of Discipline Inspection Team Zhang Yinzhong
Vice Minister Jiao Yong
Vice Minister Zhou Ying
Vice Minister Hu Siyi

List of Ministers

  1. Fu Zuoyi (傅作义): October 1949—February 1958
  2. Qian Zhengying (钱正英): February 1979—March 1982
  3. Yang Zhenhuai (杨振怀): April 1988—March 1993
  4. Niu Maosheng (钮茂生): March 1993—November 1998
  5. Wang Shucheng (汪恕诚): November 1998—April 2007
  6. Chen Lei (陈雷): April 2007



The Ministry of Water Resources consist of the following departments and offices:[3]

Department Area of Responsibilities
1 General Office Coordinating activities among different departments
2 Department of Planning and Programming develop national water resources development plans
3 Department of Policy, Law and Regulations formulate water policies and relevant rules and regulations
4 Department of Water Resources Management water-drawing permit system and water resources fee system;
5 Department of Finance and Economics formulate economic regulatory measures for the water industry
6 Department of Personnel, Labor and Education to administer personnel management, establishment of institutions and their staffing, labor and wage management
7 Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology to manage water issues foreign affairs between the Chinese Government and foreign governments, and for the development of science and technology for the water industry
8 Department of Construction and Management to formulate rules and regulations and technical standards for the management and protection of water areas,
9 Department of Water and Soil Conservation water and soil conservation and coordinate the overall control of water and soil losse
10 Department of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Water Supply to formulate policies and programs with respect to rural water resources and develop relevant specifications and standards
11 The Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief headquarters to organize nationwide activities of flood control and drought relief, undertake the day-to-day work


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