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20. March 2014 | Aqua Republica Demo at Eskom Water Week Event

Aqua Republica was shown at Eskom water week event held yesterday. It was a fun day and we got some good feedback about the benefits of the game.

Check out the summary below:

Could the education provided by the game be beneficial?

Yes. The game allows for the allocation of resources. It shows the inter-link between various aspects, e.g. water, money etc. – Senior Environmental Advisor

Yes.  The game clarifies how finely balanced ecosystems and development are and how intricately they are linked. – Water Researcher 

Yes.   It helps with the understanding of water management integration within Eskom and other stakeholders like NGOs. – Senior Advisor, Water Management

ESKOM Water Week Photo 3

ESKOM Water Week Photo 2

ESKOM Water Week Photo 1

28. February 2014 | Check out our 3 Fold Flyer!

We now have a 3 fold flyer. Check it out on slide share!

7. February 2014 | News from UNESCO Bangkok on Aqua Republica

Read about the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge and how games can help raise awareness of water issues.

http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/game-changer-sustainability-drives-online-strategy-challenge/

UNESCO Bangkok news

22. January 2014 | UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2014

The UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge is back in 2014! This time we are back with more support from various organisations. Check out the link and encourage schools or individuals to sign up!

UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2014

19. November 2013 | The MOSA Water game presented on a Workshop in the context of the project “Integrated Water Resources Management Pilot Project ‘Middle Olifants’ – Phase II”

 

Workshop Nov 2013

Top right: Introducing the MOSA Water Game to the playing community. Left: Ceremony. Right: Playing and discussing the MOSA Water Game. Bottom left: Mrs. Indika Gunawardana, Capacity Development Analyst from Cap-Net.
Bottom: The overall winner was Mrs. Lebo Mosoa, Integrated Water Resource Planning, Department of Water Affairs, South Africa; Prize-giving by Mr. Bertram Monninkhoff, DHI-WASY.

As a part of the yearly status Workshop of the project “Integrated Water Resources Management Pilot Project “Middle Olifants” – Phase II”, the new version of the MOSA Water Game was presented. During two extensive sessions an interested player community was given the chance to play the game and learn more about the concept of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). The MOSA Water Game reflects the conditions of the catchment of the Middle Olifants and is based on a MIKE BASIN model, which includes typical features for this catchment such as mines, agriculture and different ecosystem types and also provides new structures (irrigation) and policies tailored to the Middle Olifants area. The MOSA adaptation of the game is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (PN: 033L048 A-I).

After a short introduction the participants were able to play the game intuitively and could freely test a variety of different strategies. Supported by the help of experienced players, most people managed to develop the catchment in a sustainable way. Strategies being followed as well as suggestions and feedback were documented by the participants and will be used to further develop the game within the project. After the closing ceremony there was time to discuss how to manage the catchment in a sustainable way while balancing the different demands from the stakeholders. We are looking forward to continue this discussion during the second game workshop planned for in 2014.

Thanks to all participants!

Special thanks go out to Mrs. Indika Gunawardana from Cap-Net for reviewing this workshop.

Additional information about the IWRM project can be found at:

http://www.iwrm-southafrica.de/en/iwrm-ii/capacity-development.html

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchMosa

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