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Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE)

RISE is a transdisciplinary research program working at the intersections of health, environment, and water and sanitation.

RISE is trialling a new water sensitive approach to water and sanitation management in informal settlements across Makassar, Indonesia and Suva, Fiji.

Working with communities, governments, local leaders and partner institutions, RISE is co-designing location-specific solutions that integrate green infrastructure, such as constructed wetlands, to strengthen the whole-of-life water and sanitation cycle.

Underpinned by the emerging discipline of ‘planetary health’, RISE success will be measured by the health and well-being of residents – particularly children under five years of age – and the ecological diversity of the surrounding environment.

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