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Series launch: water-sensitive informal settlement upgrading

Event | 25 March 2021

Tune in for the launch of the RISE - Asian Development Bank (ADB) Knowledge Products series.

RISE utilises a water-sensitive cities (WSC) approach, including nature-based solutions, to deliver urban services, improve city functioning and liveability, strengthen ecosystem servicing, and transform urban health and wellbeing.

Join us to learn more about the rationale for this approach, and how it can complement conventional grey infrastructure approaches. Learn about the key principles of community co-design and the technical components of a WSC approach, and how this can come together with the ambition to deliver on the SDGs in an integrated and transformational way, and ensure no one is left behind.

Date / time

Thursday 25 March 2021
via Zoom
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English and Bahasa Indonesia


  • ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Mr Bambang Susantono
  • ADB Indonesia Deputy Country Director, Mr Said Zaidansyah
  • Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing Director General, Ms Diana Kusumastuti
  • Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia, Mr Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto
  • RISE Program Director, Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost (Research), Monash University, Professor Rebekah Brown
  • Australian Consul-General, Makassar, Indonesia, Ms Bronwyn Robbins
  • British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Mr Owen Jenkins


  • RISE Project Manager (Indonesia Build), Ms Kerrie Burge
  • RISE Indonesia Build Team Leader, Dr Ihsan Latief

The three-part series

  1. Water-sensitive informal settlement upgrading: overall principles and approach
  2. Co-design of water-sensitive settlement upgrading
  3. Water-sensitive upgrading: description of approach and technologies


Register here, or contact for further information.