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RISE - ADB Knowledge Product series: Water-sensitive informal settlement upgrading

This three-part Knowledge Product series, produced in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, showcases the possibilities, principles and best practices for a water-sensitive cities approach to transform urban health and wellbeing.

Part 1: Overall principles and approach

Provides the entry point for understanding the rationale and concepts for a water-sensitive cities (WSC) approach, and a high-level summary of the main components and considerations for policy-makers and practitioners interested to utilise the approach in Asia and the Pacific.

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Part 2:  Co-design of water-sensitive settlement upgrading

Provides more detailed information and guidance on how to design and deliver a community-based, participatory process for project implementation. This Part equips the reader with an understanding of the tools and techniques that can foster meaningful participation of settlement residents, as well as government, industry and service provider stakeholders, into the design and delivery of WSC upgrading projects.

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Part 3: Description of technologies

Builds on the other two reports by providing foundational knowledge of the technical requirements and considerations for implementing nature-based technologies in urban informal settlements, with particular emphasis on Indonesia. It provides an overview of criteria and design considerations for technical audiences, answering common technical questions regarding the functioning of nature-based technologies and interventions.

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