The University of Huddersfield and Institute Technology Bandung were awarded the prestigious Newton Prize for the year 2019 on the 14th January 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Out of 150 research teams, this partnership was shortlisted among the 5 finalists who were nominated for the prize. The newton Prize recognises the best research and innovation project between Indonesia and the United Kingdom from 2016 to 2019. The 2019 Newton Prize was achieved by the winning team for the study conducted on “Mainstreaming Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation into Coastal Urban Agglomeration Policy”. Professor Haigh said that the Newton Prize would provide funding for a 12-month project titled Developing and harmonising local capacities for tsunami early warning. “We are looking to improve the dissemination of tsunami early warning information, particularly at the local level,” he explained.“We will examine the relationships and the flows between the actors involved in the process, as well as the barriers and enablers to some of the emerging technologies. We hope to improve decision making as well as the communication of early-warning messages among key institutions, and also to communities at risk.”Although coastal Indonesia is the focus, findings from the project will be relevant across the whole of the Indian Ocean region, added Professor Haigh, and they will be widely disseminated.