Revitalising Informal Settlements and Their Environments (RISE) Program

The Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) program is utilising water sensitive technology innovation to transform quality of life across urban informal settlements in Indonesia and Fiji. Working with communities, governments, local leaders and partner institutions, RISE is co-designing location-specific solutions that integrate green infrastructure to strengthen the whole-of-life water and sanitation cycle.

Despite the ongoing challenges of Covid and natural disasters, in 2021 the RISE team was able to keep program momentum going to ensure on-the ground-implementation in 2022, as well as deliver a new training program utilising cutting-edge equipment for molecular analysis for Fijian and Indonesian RISE scientists, gain ISO9001 for its laboratories in Fiji and Indonesia, and produce a report series on water-sensitive informal settlement upgrading with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Indonesia.