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IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND LAWS ON WATER QUALITY SUSTAINABILITY
This article assesses the impact of the environmental policies and regulations on rivers water quality in China to achieve water resources sustainability. The environmental policies from 1979 to 2015 were divided into five historical stages, and then it compared with the progress of water quality in rivers system. It is noticed that the relative annual progress rate of water quality with a “Good” grade had witnessed a significant increase for the years 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2012 by 7%, 22%, 24%, 20% and 11% respectively. This progress is linked to the adopted environmental policies and laws at these periods. The result shows the great impact of environmental policies and regulations on water quality progress. The study concluded that adopting strong policies and laws is a major tool to prevent water pollution and achieve environmental protection.