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

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Solik, B. and Penning-Rowsell, E. 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2016.1142860
TypeArticle
TitleAdding an implementation phase to the framework for flood policy evolution: insights from South Africa
AuthorsSolik, B. and Penning-Rowsell, E.
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.

KeywordsPolicy evolution, floods, disaster management, South Africa
Research GroupFlood Hazard Research Centre
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
ISSN0790-0627
Electronic1360-0648
Publication dates
Online21 Mar 2016
Print02 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Jul 2016
Accepted13 Jan 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

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

Additional information

Published online: 21 Mar 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2016.1142860
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