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  • RISE women in leadership: IWD 2021

    (8 March 2021) This International Women’s Day, we called on some of the incredible women leading work on RISE in Indonesia, Fiji and Australia to share their reflections on the question, ‘Why is it important to have diverse research and implementation teams for community-based participatory design work?’

  • Measuring household water insecurity in a post-pandemic context

    (2 March 2021) RISE Research Associate Allison Salinger, based at Emory University, is hopeful that evidence generated from our Water for Women sub-study can lead to more socially inclusive WASH approaches globally.

  • Gotong royong: unity and resilience in Makassar’s informal settlements amid a pandemic

    (18 December 2020) The spirit of gotong royong is the inner voice that says, “whatever the challenge, as long as it is done together, it will feel lighter and possible.”

  • Capturing disability issues in transdisciplinary research

    (3 December 2020) Indonesia has laws regarding people with disabilities, but the voices of people with different needs for water and sanitation are still limited.

  • World Toilet Day: a toilet for every RISE informal settlement household in Suva, Fiji

    (19 November 2020) Dr Michaela Prescott from Monash University's Informal Cities Lab explains why all households having access to a toilet, and connecting all toilets to a wastewater treatment system is key to ensuring safe and healthy living environments for all.

  • Social inclusion meets water infrastructure design

    (30 September 2020) For socially inclusive infrastructure design, training on gender, differently abled people, and discrimination is key – as is being guided by local experts.

  • Residents empowered to have a voice in flood monitoring research

    (3 July 2020) Over the past two years researchers and communities have been working together to collect data and better understand water level fluctuations.

  • RISE researchers seconded to help pandemic response

    (5 May 2020) Around the world, workers from various sectors are being called upon to assist in the coronavirus response. RISE’s global researchers are among them.

  • When we plan cities with children, everyone benefits

    (3 March 2020) RISE PhD researcher Robyn Mansfield believes children should be part of the urban planning process. She is finding ways to make them heard.

  • ‘We could envision how these seemingly simple measures could transform everyday life’

    Two of RISE's International Scientific Advisory Panel share their reflections of their recent trip to Suva, and the proud, tight-knit communities who live there.

  • Indonesia and Fiji teams connect at Planetary Health Meeting

    Researchers and policymakers from more than 35 countries converged at Stanford University for the 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting. RISE's Ruzka Taruc and Dr Amelia Turagabeci were among them.

  • Incorporating identity into infrastructure

    With the finishing touches being put on the green infrastructure at RISE's demonstration site, Batua, four residents stepped forward to share their ideas for how the roads could be designed in a way that represents their identity and their community.

  • Bringing science to the field: 'everyone can do it!'

    Science Days are bringing researchers and residents together in Makassar to make direct links between science and everyday life in informal settlements.

  • Behind the scenes of RISE’s baseline survey

    The health and wellbeing survey is the biggest and broadest survey RISE is conducting across Makassar and Suva. Find out from PostDoctoral Researcher Dr Fiona Barker about how it all came together.

  • Researcher spotlight: Dr Audrie Lin, Research Scientist and Lecturer

    Dr Audrie Lin joins RISE from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health. She focuses on assessing adult and child health through survey and biological specimen collection.

  • Investigating marking methods for Aedes aegypti

    A crucial hypothesis of RISE is that upgrading the physical environment of informal settlements can lead to better human health. One of the key aims of the environmental assessment is to quantify mosquitoes to see if they increase, stay the same, or decrease due to the intervention.

  • Tackling the challenges of a changing world through interdisciplinary research

    A newly released special issue of Global Challenges advances thinking about how to operationalise interdisciplinary research, shares lessons learned, and contributes new theoretical and empirical knowledge.

  • International Scientific Advisory Panel visits Makassar

    In April 2019, RISE’s International Scientific Advisory Panel made a trip to Makassar to visit the program’s settlements, meet the in-country team and hold their second meeting. ISAP Chair Ted Bianco shares his reflections of the trip – and some unexpected fun along the way.

  • RISE communities in Indonesia celebrate World Water Day 2019

    Water is an important component in human life and the earth's environment. The availability and access of clean water for all living things on earth is the focus of sustainable development 2030.

  • Day for Biological Diversity 2018

    Today we celebrate 25 years of action for biodiversity, marking the anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Biodiversity is essential to the existence of present and future generations.

  • World Toilet Day 2017

    More than 40% of the world’s population lacks access to a safe and reliable water source, according to the United Nations Development Program, and that figure is projected to rise over coming decades.

  • World Cities Day 2017

    RISE is supporting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda by pioneering a healthier and more environmentally-friendly water sensitive cities approach to urban water management.