National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance
National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance (NCRWSTG) was founded in 1991, formerly called China Rural Water Supply Technical Center, and was responsible for operation guidance and technical service in rural water supply and latrine improvement nationwide. Since 1996, it began to shoulder the routine management work of the World Bank financed China Rural Water Supply and Sanitation projects. On January 23, 2002, it was renamed as National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance, China CDC, a professional institution for rural water supply and latrine improvement. Its functions are to conduct monitoring and surveillance, scientific research and to provide technical guidance in terms of rural water supply and latrine improvement, to provide scientific references for the government on the formulations of relavant laws, rules and regulations, standards and criteria as well and to offer comments and consultations on decision-making and planning in diseases control and prevention.
Centering on rural water supply and latrine improvement work, aiming at pushing forward the construction of socialist new countryside and building up a well-off society in an all-round way, NCRWSTG has conducted a series of world financed rural water supply and sanitation projects and has established the Rural Drinking Water Quality Hygiene Monitoring and Rural Sanitation Monitoring System, and it also carried out nationwide survey on the current status of rural drinking water and sanitation as well as other researches and studies related to rural drinking water and sanitation. NCRWSTG has gained the honor of advanced collective for medical science in earthquake relief and the honor in national patriotic health campaign.