Tianjin authorities passed local regulation on Jan 7 to boost the seawater desalination industry and strengthen maritime power, the first of its kind in China.
According to the new regulation, new players will be introduced and cultivated to complete the industrial chain. Demonstrational bases will be built for showcasing desalination and treated water comprehensive utilization, equipment manufacturing bases, and desalination projects. The involved technologies and equipments will be upgraded for more uses and benefits for traditional industries.
Industrial companies are encouraged to use purified water according to their needs and locations.
To advance technologies for dealing with seawater, the regulation encourages construction of a public technology service platform and a large-scale desalination test site.
It also gives guidance in government’s responsibilities, financial support, intellectual property protection and other measures and incentives for the industry’s development.