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:

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchMosa

18. September 2013 | Workshop for Women’s Water Fund 2013

Discussions after a workshop on Aqua Republica

Discussions after a workshop on Aqua Republica

This year we had the privilege of having 8 women participating in the Women’s Water Fund. We ran a workshop with Aqua Republica and played the game. We had some good discussions on how to manage sustainable developments while balancing the different demands from other stakeholders. At the end of the workshop, they appreciated the holistic approach towards sustainable development the game has presented and felt it was a great and interactive way to engage and educate stakeholders and decision makers about water.

9. September 2013 | Serious Games for Improved Cooperation on Water Issues at Stockholm World Water Week

We (together with Kees from Cap-Net) shared our experiences on Aqua Republica and how we can develop this further. Thanks to all who came! We got many good feedback and are looking forward to more partnerships!

Discussion panel with UNEP-DHI and Cap-Net

Discussion panel with UNEP-DHI and Cap-Net



Stockholm World Water Week 3

Great turnout!

15. July 2013 | Meet us at 2013 World Water Week – Stockholm

Join us for the side event on Tuesday, 3rd September 2013, 17:45 – 18:45.

We’ll be discussing the role of serious games for improved cooperation on water issues and sharing the latest developments in the project.LogotypeWWW_2013


12. July 2013 | Aqua Republica Middle Olifants coming soon

We have been busy with our first customization of Aqua Republica and here’s a sneak peak of what we are up to in the Middle Olifants catchment in South Africa.

  • a more complex MIKE BASIN model including a groundwater module and real water and climate data and scenarios from the Middle Olifants catchment
  • more structures, added new mines, new crops and new irrigation systems to reflect what’s on the ground in Middle Olifants
  • rework some of the GUI and score components

Aqua Republica Middle Olifants


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