Socially-inclusive Responses to Climate Change Impacts on WASH (Indonesia)

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The Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (ISF-UTS) is partnering with civil society organisations (CSOs) Plan International in Indonesia (YPII), Plan International Australia (PIA), WaterAidTimor-Lesteand WaterAid Australia to conduct research to inform how the CSOs address the impacts of climate change on their Water for Women projects.

The research project draws from a range of climate change adaptation, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and gender and social inclusion concepts and on recent research approaches for assessing climate change.

This case study is based on applied research carried out in August 2019 by ISF-UTS and YPII in Manggarai district, Flores Island, Indonesia. Manggarai is one of the two regions where YPII is working to deliver the WASH and Beyond –Transforming Lives in Eastern Indonesia project to improve the health, gender equality and wellbeing of Indonesian communities through inclusive and sustainable WASH.


Megaw, T., Kohlitz, J., Chong, J. (2020). Socially-inclusive Responses to Climate Change Impacts on WASH: Case Study in Manggarai, Flores, Indonesia. Prepared for Plan International Indonesia by ISF-UTS.






Along with the above Case Study, ISF-UTS has also released a guidance note for their CSO partner:

Woman and man are planning with a large sheet of paper on the floor - the cover of this guidance note

This Guidance Note provides activities and recommendations to Plan International Indonesia for integrating considerations of climate change into its existing inclusive WASH programming, which focuses on STBM (Community-led Total Sanitation). It was jointly developed by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (ISF-UTS) and Plan International Indonesia.


Kohlitz, J., Megaw, T., Chong, J., Sugi, F., Palaipeni, P., Emanual, Y., Brikman, H., Joman, Y., Landa, S., Talan, J., Leong, L., Kelleher, J. & Gero A., 2020, Climate Change Response for Inclusive WASH: A guidance note for Plan International Indonesia. Prepared by ISF-UTS for Plan International Indonesia.



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