Adding an implementation phase to the framework for flood policy evolution: insights from South Africa

Solik, Brendon and Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. (2017) Adding an implementation phase to the framework for flood policy evolution: insights from South Africa. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 33 (1). pp. 51-68. ISSN 1360-0648

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Abstract

South African flood risk management policy changed radically after the end of apartheid (1994), with the Disaster Management Act 2002 promoting a modern proactive approach. However our policy document research and two case studies show an implementation deficit. The pre-existing ‘crises and catalysts’ theoretical framework we used for analysing flood policy evolution needs more attention to implementation issues, and the learning involved. Future flood policy change in South Africa or elsewhere should ensure that the process of learning is purposefully embedded within the structures, procedures and practices that are promoted to facilitate policy implementation, rather than being left to chance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 21 Mar 2016
Keywords (uncontrolled): Policy evolution, floods, disaster management, South Africa
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 20154
Notes on copyright: Attached full text: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Water Resources Development on 21/03/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07900627.2016.1142860
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Depositing User: Josie Joyce
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 10:45
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 08:55
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20154

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