Wikke Novalia

Wikke Novalia
Monash University (Australia) · School of Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I'm an interdisciplinary social scientist specialised in urban and environmental governance with past professional engineering and research experience in the water industry. My research investigates the interplay of technology and society in the context of improving collaborative governance, urban experimentation, and infrastructure planning for realising sustainable development outcomes. I focus on understanding the role of agency and institutions underpinning transformative adaptation.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Monash University (Australia)
Position
  • Research Associate
August 2015 - December 2015
International Water Centre
International Water Centre
Position
  • Teaching Associate
Description
  • Master's course "Urban Futures: Delivering Water Sensitive Cities" part of the Master of Integrated Water Management Program
February 2015 - January 2019
Monash University (Australia)
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
February 2015 - January 2019
Monash University (Australia)
Field of study
  • Environmental Sociology
September 2010 - August 2012
Delft University of Technology
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (14)
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In developed cities legacy infrastructures tend to lock future development pathways and investment decisions into perpetuating itself, presenting barriers for sustainability transformations. In contrast, the lack of physical infrastructures in developing cities hints at greater opportunities for fast-tracking transformations. To examine the potenti...
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The role of transformative agency in facilitating urban transitions has received significant attention in the literature given a growing interest in how cities may provide leaderships for realising sustainable development. Existing debate on the co-productive aspect of transformative agency tends to emphasise the progressive role of non-state actor...
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Crisis as a result of global environmental change, such as extreme floods, droughts, bushfires, and planetary health issues such as pandemic, is becoming more common, seriously diminishing infrastructure integrity and undermining resilience across many urban areas. The literature conceptualises crisis in terms of a special event of exogenous origin...
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Studying the role of incumbents is central to understanding transformation dynamics. Existing studies have largely focused on incumbent firms, their corporate, technological, and political strategies within a given sector. Whilst insightful, viewing incumbency as a more open concept could allow research to better examine the blurred boundaries acro...
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The decline side of transitions is an emerging study, which advances thinking on regime destabilisation, technology decline and phase-out policies. Previous research has predominantly focused on the complete phase out of specific unsustainable technologies as desirable or possible, but it has given less attention to how these technological aspects...
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Abstract The achievement of global sustainability agendas, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, relies on transformational change across society, economy, and environment that are co‐created in a transdisciplinary exercise by all stakeholders. Within this context, environmental and societal change is increasingly understood and represented vi...
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Cities are wrestling with the practical challenges of transitioning urban water services to become water sensitive; capable of enhancing liveability, sustainability, resilience and productivity in the face of climate change, rapid urbanisation, degraded ecosystems and ageing infrastructure. Indicators can be valuable for guiding actions for improve...
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Cities are wrestling with the practical challenges of transitioning urban water services to become water sensitive; capable of enhancing liveability, sustainability, resilience and productivity in the face of climate change, rapid urbanisation, degraded ecosystems and ageing infrastructure. Indicators can be valuable for guiding actions for improve...
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A paradigm shift towards promoting urban sustainability can be noted in the ubiquity of eco-city concepts and practice since beginning of the 21 st century. To intervene in such transition, mainstream scholars have generally focused on recommending 'new patterns of governance' that facilitate wider engagements and collective learning. Such pluralis...
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Rapid urbanisation, population growth and the effects of climate change drive the need for sustainable urban water management (SUWM) in Asian cities. The complexity of this challenge calls for the integration of knowledge from different disciplines and collaborative approaches. This paper identifies key issues and sets the stage for interdisciplina...
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Rapid urbanisation and the effects of climate change drive the need for sustainable urban water management (SUWM) in Asian cities. The complexity of this challenge calls for the integration of knowledge from different disciplines and collaborative approaches. This paper identifies key issues and sets the stage for interdisciplinary research on SUWM...
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This booklet aims to help achieve the drinking water targets as stated in Millennium Development Goals 7: halving the proportion of people who don't have sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In 2009 some 884 million people still did not have access to an improved water facility. Experience shows that access to "improved"...

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Projects (2)
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Research has argued that enhanced local capacity is important for tackling global change problems. Yet, in practice, many sustainability challenges fail to gain traction due to limited local capacities for policy implementation. This project explores this knowledge-practice gap by investigating institutional conditions at the municipal level that shape implementation of transboundary river policies. We focus on two municipalities in the vulnerable upstream of Citarum River, Indonesia, one of the most heavily polluted in the world. This project is funded by the Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research
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This research aims to examine the role of agency in transforming diverse institutional contexts, and to translate this understanding into diagnostic frameworks that can probe local interaction dynamics and detect the scope of actions for facilitating transformations in developing cities.