The government will tighten oversight of water management with what is believed to be the strictest guidelines for preserving the resource, state portal gov.cn reported Thursday, citing Chen Mingzhong, director general of the Department of Water Resources. The measures are being drafted by an inter-agency task force comprising a dozen ministries and departments. Shandong, Guangdong and Jiangsu will be among the first to be assessed by the task force this year, the report said. Meanwhile, 12 provinces have unveiled their water management plans.
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