Water pollution control legislation in Israel: understanding implementation processes from an actor-centered approach

Sharon Hophmayer Tokich

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    Abstract

    In the State of Israel, advanced legislation for the management of scarce water resources, including legislation to prevent water pollution, were put in place in the early stages of the State’s formation. Despite that, on-going uncontrolled pollution has deteriorated the quality of water sources for decades, with the main source of pollution being untreated or partially treated domestic wastewater. This has been mainly the result of lack of enforcement of the existing laws. During the 1990s and onwards, a shift to forceful enforcement has been observed and wastewater treatment substantially improved. The paper analyzes the implementation processes of the pollution control legislations (the lack-of and the shift to forceful enforcement) based on an actor-centered approach, using the contextual interaction theory.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1393-1418
    JournalWater
    Volume5
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013

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    • METIS-298038
    • IR-87457

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    In: Water, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2013, p. 1393-1418.

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