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Wikke Novalia is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Australia. She is a social scientist specialised in urban governance with past professional engineering and research experience in the water industry across Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, the Netherlands and Australia. Her current research investigates the interplay of technology and society in the context of improving collaborative processese of city governance and urban infrastructure planning for realising sustainable development outcomes. She focuses on understanding the role of agency and mechanisms underpinning transformative actions, institutional innovations, politics of transition, and collaborative governance, particularly across developing cities. More recently she has been involved in interdisciplinary partnerships between Indonesia and Australia in delivering a large urban water research program in Jakarta and Bogor, and in developing an action research program in Citarum catchment. 

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Sociology, Doctoral degree, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 20 Jan 2019

Water Management, Master's degree, Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology)

Research area keywords

  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Governance
  • urban resilience
  • institutional change
  • Agency Theory
  • urban politics
  • Developing Countries
  • Transformation
  • Water Governance

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Commissioned Report

Transformative agency in co-producing sustainable development in the urban south

Novalia, W., Rogers, B., Bos, A., Brown, R. R., Soedjono, E. & Copa Torrez, V., 2020, In : Cities. 102, 14 p., 102747.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Leapfrogging pathways for a water sensitive Bogor

Rogers, B., Ramirez, D., Marthanty, D. R., Arifin, H. S., Farrelly, M., Fowdar, H., Gunn, A., Holden, J., Kaswanto, R. L., Marino Zamudio, R., McCarthy, D., Novalia, W., Payne, E., Suwarso, R., Syaukat, Y., Urich, C., Wright, A. & Yuliantoro, D., 2019, Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC). 84 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther


Towards water sensitive cities in Asia: An interdisciplinary journey

Barron, N. J., Kuller, M., Yasmin, T., Castonguay, A. C., Copa, V., Duncan-Horner, E., Gimelli, F. M., Jamali, B., Nielsen, J. S., Ng, K., Novalia, W., Shen, P. F., Conn, R. J., Brown, R. R. & Deletic, A., 1 Sep 2017, In : Water Science and Technology. 76, 5, p. 1150-1157 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)