Objective 1: Design & Engagement
The key output from this objective is the implementation of water sensitive revitalisation of informal settlements through co-design processes, reflecting varying community aspirations and site contexts.
Objective 2: Ecology & Environment
Environmental monitoring will demonstrate the impact of the intervention on the prevalence and density of microbial communities and faecal pathogens, biodiversity, and vector abundance.
Objective 3: Human Health
A crucial hypothesis is that the environmental benefits of the intervention are accompanied by health improvements. The impact of the altered environment on the health of residents is being assessed, prioritising biological evaluation of gastrointestinal health of children under 5 years of age.
Objective 4: Well-being
The physical environment is a significant structural determinant of well-being. Changes to this environment can affect how people live, how they feel about themselves and their lives, and how safe they feel. It can affect an individual’s capacity for paid work and to feel part of a community. By design, RISE will improve housing stock, physical layout, and green spaces. Objective 4 will monitor the effects of physical structural change on individual and community well-being.
Objective 5: Policy & Investment
Objective 5 will integrate evidence and outcomes from across RISE to facilitate the widespread adoption of a water sensitive approach to revitalisation of informal settlements across the Asia-Pacific and more generally. The aim is to enable rapid transferability program outcomes to end users, including governments, NGOs, communities, professional communities, and the private sector who shape land development and water management decisions and practices.