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Title: Implementing integrated coastal management in a sector-based governance system
Authors: Taljaard, S
Slinger, JH
Morant, PD
Theron, AK
Van Niekerk, L
Van der Merwe, J
Keywords: Integrated coastal management
Coastal management
Ocean management
Sector-based governance system
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Taljaard, S, Slinger, JH, Morant, PD, Theron, AK, Van Niekerk, L and Van der Merwe, J. 2012. Implementing integrated coastal management in a sector-based governance system. Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 67, pp 39-53
Series/Report no.: Workflow;9292
Abstract: Over the last four decades the development of frameworks for integrated coastal management (ICM) and models for ICM implementation have received much attention from researchers and practitioners alike. This has resulted in a proliferation of implementation models, many of which embody results-based approaches, with the primary focus being on identifying coastal issues and then addressing these by implementing specific projects or programmes. Despite explicitly recognising the importance of cooperative governance early on, ICM implementation still faces the challenge that governance systems remain largely sector-based. In this paper we explore the implementation of ICM within a sector-based governance system in South Africa. First, we draw on international best practice and situated knowledge to develop a prototype ICM implementation model designed to accommodate sector-based programmes within an overarching ecosystem-based approach. Next, we assess the usability of the prototype and the compatibility with a sector-based governance system using empirical information derived from South Africa's National Programme of Action to protect the marine environment from land-based activities. We conclude that integrated management of the coast is possible in a sector-based governance system and propose the ICM implementation model developed in this paper as a potentially suitable model for countries with similar coastal management milieus to South Africa.
Description: Copyright: 2012 Elsevier. This is the post-print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 67, pp 39-53
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569112001482
ISSN: 0964-5691
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General science, engineering & technology

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