Policy Examples

While policy can be made at the local, national, or even international level, the national and regional level policy examples below are intended to inspire the development and improvement of wastewater management policy and water quality, as well as provide cautionary tales of what to avoid when designing policy frameworks. Even the best designed policy frameworks are limited by implementation, compliance, and enforcement.

African Union’s Africa Water Vision for 2025

Australia National Water Quality Management Strategy

Cartagena Convention

China: Water Pollution Control Law

European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD)


United States Clean Water Act