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February 11, 2016

 

6 CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Status in Japan

  • Japan's 2015 revised drinking water quality standards list 51 items.
    Source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 2015.
  • Over 90% of rivers in Japan met environmental standards, in contrast to only 40% to 50% of lakes and marshes. Further improvements are needed.
    Source: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 2014.
    More info: Water Resources in Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 2008.

Updates on Government Policies in Japan

  • In May 2014, the Act to Advance the Utilization of Rainwater went into force (developed by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
  • In June 1999, the New National Comprehensive Water Resources Plan (Water Plan 21) was formulated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Note:
  1. Where possible, JFS referred to Japanese official government sources for statistics cited. In cases where the official source did not include an English translation, in some cases we added statistics from international sources.
  2. In some cases, we list "More info" for anyone wishing to do further research.

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