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22. May 2018 | Aqua Republica Serious Game Workshop – Pretoria, South Africa

On 19 April 2018, EkoSource in partnership with DHI and The Innovation Hub hosted a successful one day Water Scarcity Serious Games workshop in Pretoria. The attendance was from a variety of fields of practices, including Catchment Management Agency officials, Danish Embassy representative, student, a Professor from one of the local institutions as well as consultants from the neighboring country, Lesotho.

Positive feedback was received by all individuals who enjoyed playing and interacting with the game. Feedback highlighted the following aspects, the game provided insight into water resources management and planning in an educational manner, the impacts associated with different land-use impacts were clearly demonstrated, the interventions related to different policy implementation were clear and the game provided an effective framework in which to learn about different water related impacts and the effectiveness of different interventions.

Suvritha Ramphal from the Danish Embassy was quoted as saying that:

The concept of the game is fantastic! I strongly recommend water specialists to try this out if they have not already. I gained valuable insight into the planning and developmental challenges associated with the need for more energy and water to stimulate economic development.

26. April 2018 | Aqua Republica Inspiring High School Students from New Dehli

On Thursday 19th April, 48 Indian High School students between the age of 13 and 17 visited DHI as part of an initiative organized by the Danish Water Forum (DWF). The students came a long way from 4 different High Schools in New Dehli (Springdates School, Dehli Public School Gurgaon, Mnava Bharati India International School and Dehli Public School Greater Noida).  In two session of one hour, the students learned about the concepts and challenges of integrated water resources management by playing Aqua Republica. It was a great learning experience and fun sessions.

Many thanks to all students and their teachers.

23. April 2018 | Curtin University sponsors prizes for the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2018!

We are very pleased that Curtin University is our principal prize sponsor for the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2018! As part of this partnership with Curtin, we are very excited to announce that we will be offering a prize pool valued at $1000AUD for the top performing global teams in this year’s challenge!

• First place: $500AUD value
• Second Place: $300AUD value
• Third place: $200AUD value

* In the case of a tie, prizes will be combined and shared. Winners shall be decided by event organisers based on ranking on the leader board at the close of the event. All decisions are final and shall be resolved by the event organisers.

23. April 2018 | Call for partners: Join the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2018 as a competition partner

Deadline: July 15th 2018

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Do you want to help educate the youth in sustainable water and environment management and be part of a global network of innovative water educators?

Since 2013 over 8500 students in more than 15 countries have joined in the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge and competed by playing the Aqua Republica game. Apart from having fun, the experience has helped them to learn about sustainable water and environmental management. As we continue to grow the initiative, we are looking for competition partners for this year’s UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge! 

What does it mean to become a competition partner? By becoming a partner, you commit to:

  • Organising and running a fun competition with the Aqua Republica game for university or high school students
  • Inviting schools and students to participate in the competition
  • Establishing local partnerships to help support and promote the competition

What you will receive as a partner in terms of support are:

  • Access to the competition admin page
  • Access to a specific Aqua Republica game for use during the competition in English
  • Access to web-based training on how to use the game in classrooms in English
  • A competition kit consisting of guidelines, letter templates and certificate templates to aid you in organising the competition
  • Technical support during the competition

UNEP-DHI is not in a position to pay for competition partners’ time. However, competition partners can identify and accept support from other sources upon agreement with UNEP-DHI.

Submit your interest to join this partnership by filling out the registration form before 15th July 2018.

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For more information about the partnership please contact jalu@dhigroup.com.

11. April 2018 | Security Maintenance: Aqua Republica Server down for one hour

The DigitalOcean server hosting the Aqua Republica user interface will be down due to mitigation of industry-wide vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. It will not be possible to play the game during the following hour:

Start: 2018-04-12 14:00 UTC

End: 2018-04-12 15:00 UTC

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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