In 2010, the United Nations recognized the right to water as a human right. This comes at a time where the world’s water recourses are put under ever increasing stress. China is one of the countries where this development is alarming. While China’s water recourses are barely able to support its population as it is, they are further put under pressure by extreme pollution and industrial and agricultural overuse. Therefore, China is currently finalizing an action plan to curb the growing water pollution problem. If approved by the State Council, the Chinese government will spend two trillion Chinese Yuan (CNY) to improve water quality throughout the country.