Why informal settlements?
Informal settlements have poor health and well-being that is inextricably linked to environmental exposure to pathogens, pollutants, and disease vectors in water, food, air and soil.
How will we show the program's effectiveness?
The water sensitive cities approach can interrupt the cycles of environmental, health, and equity challenges faced by urban informal settlements.
We have designed and will be empirically testing an accelerated water sensitive revitalisation approach across 24 informal settlements in Makassar, Indonesia, and Suva, Fiji to enable the provision of water, sanitation, flood protection, and environmental stewardship.
The impact of the intervention will be analysed, including health outcomes and policy and financing requirements, to provide an evidence-based assessment of the efficacy of the water sensitive approach in revitalising settlements poorly served by water infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific.
Informal settlement site in Makassar
Informal settlement site in Suva