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Water Standards of Partner Countries

Ambient water quality standards and effluent standards of partner countries (last update: 31 March 2017)

Ambient Water Quality Standards

Country

Surface Water 

Groundwater

Marine Water

Source

Cambodia

Water Quality Standards in Public Water Areas(Unofficial Translation PDF 114KB)

Water Quality Standards in Public Water Areas(Unofficial Translation PDF 114KB)

Water Quality Standards in Public Water Areas(Unofficial Translation PDF 114KB)

  • Sub-Decree on Water Pollution Control (No.27, 1999)
China

Environmental Quality Standards for Surface Water

(Chinese / Ministry of Environmental Protection Website)

Quality Standard for Ground Water

(Chinese/ Ministry of Environmental Protection Website)

Sea Water Quality Standard

(Chinese/ Ministry of Environmental Protection Website)

  • Environmental Quality Standards for Surface Water (GB3838-2002) (Ministry of Environmental Protection Website (http://kjs.mep.gov.cn/hjbhbz/bzwb/shjbh/shjzlbz/200206/t20020601_66497.shtml))
  • Quality Standard for Ground Water(GB/T 14848-9) (Ministry of Environmental Protection Website (http://kjs.mep.gov.cn/hjbhbz/bzwb/shjbh/shjzlbz/199410/t19941001_66500.shtml))
  • Sea Water Quality Standard (GB3097-1997) (Ministry of Environmental Protection Website (http://kjs.mep.gov.cn/hjbhbz/bzwb/shjbh/shjzlbz/199807/t19980701_66499.shtml))
Indonesia

Water Quality Criteria(Unofficial Translation PDF 18KB)

Water Quality Criteria(Unofficial Translation PDF 18KB)

Standard Quality of Seawater(Unofficial Translation PDF 139KB)

  • Government Regulation Number 82(2001)
  • Decree of the State Minister of the Environment Number 51(2004)
Japan

Environmental Quality Standards for Water Pollution(Ministry of the Environment Website)

Environmental Water Quality Standards of Groundwater(Ministry of the Environment Website)

Environmental Quality Standards for Water Pollution(Ministry of the Environment Website)

  • Environmental Quality Standards for Water pollution (Ministry of the Environment Website (http://www.env.go.jp/en/water/wq/wp.pdf))
  • Environmental Water Quality Standards of Groundwater (Ministry of the Environment Website (http://www.env.go.jp/en/water/gw/gwp.html))
Republic of Korea

Environmental Standards for Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystem(Unofficial Translation PDF 134KB)

Environmental Standards for Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystem(Unofficial Translation PDF 150KB)

Environmental Standards for Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystem(Unofficial Translation PDF 44KB)

  • President Decree under Framework Act on Environmental Policy (1990)
  • ECOREA
Lao PDR

Surface Water Quality Standard

Groundwater Quality Standard*

-

  • The Agreement of National Standards of Environment in Laos (2009)
Malaysia

National Water Quality Standards(Unofficial Translation PDF 122KB)

-

Marine Water Quality Criteria and Standard(Unofficial Translation PDF 82KB)

  • National Water Quality Standards for Malaysia
  • Marine Water Quality Criteria and Standard
Philippines

Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016(Unofficial Translation PDF 967KB)

Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016(Unofficial Translation PDF 967KB)

Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016(Unofficial Translation PDF 967KB)

  • Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016
Thailand

Surface Water Quality Standards

Groundwater Quality Standards

Marine Water Quality Standard

  • Notification of the National Environmental Board, No. 8, B.E. 2537 (1994)
  • Notification of the National Environmental Board, No. 20, B.E. 2543(2000)
Viet Nam

National Technical Regulation on Surface Water Quality(Vietnamese/ Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal, Vietnam Environment Administration Website)

National Technical Regulation on Ground Water Quality(Vietnamese/ Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal, Vietnam Environment Administration Website)

National Technical Regulation on Coastal Water Quality(Vietnamese / Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal, Vietnam Environment Administration Website)

  • QCVN 08-MT:2015/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on Surface Water Quality (Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal, Vietnam Environment Administration Website (http://cem.gov.vn/DesktopModules/eKGIS_CMS/TC/download.aspx?Id=820))
  • QCVN 09-MT:2015/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on Ground Water Quality (Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal, Vietnam Environment Administration Website (http://cem.gov.vn/DesktopModules/eKGIS_CMS/TC/download.aspx?Id=819))
  • QCVN 10-MT:2015/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on Coastal Water Quality (Centre for Environmental Monitoring Portal, Vietnam Environment Administration Website (http://cem.gov.vn/DesktopModules/eKGIS_CMS/TC/download.aspx?Id=822))

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