The Australia-Indonesia Centre has partnered with Monash University through the Monash Graduate Research Industry Program.
The Monash Graduate Research Industry Program (GRIP) brings together PhD students and academic leaders from various fields with external partners to explore an issue of global significance. The Water and Sustainability in Asia GRIP has been established to support the transitioning of developing Asian cities to more sustainable, resilient and livable conditions through the uptake of state-of-the-art water technologies, policy development and social practices. The Water GRIP is hosted by Monash Sustainable Development Institute and combines interdisciplinary capabilities across the technical and social sciences.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre is collaborating with 8 out of 12 GRIP research students in the fields of technology and innovation, urban planning and design, and society, governance and transitions. Specific research topics that are being investigated within the GRIP include social innovations for water management, bio-filters for urban agriculture and integrated urban water modelling. Students have undertaken extensive fieldwork in cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Bogor. It is expected that the first students of this program will graduate in 2018.