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20. October 2016 | Call for partners: Join the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2017 as a competition partner

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 7000 children between the ages of 14-17 in more than 14 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 next year’s UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge!

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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 high school children
  • 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 or competition prizes. However, competition partners can identify and accept support from other sources upon agreement with UNEP-DHI.

Deadline: 30th November 2016

The registration is now closed.

30. September 2016 | Inspiring youth in water management with NZ Aqua Republica Eco Challenge 2016

The inaugural NZ Aqua Republica Eco Challenge, which was conducted from 5- 18 September, was a success! The challenge gave New Zealand students the opportunity to try their hand at managing water resources through the local version of the Aqua Republica serious game.

Read the full story here

2. September 2016 | Kicking off the NZ Aqua Republica Eco Challenge!

Eco Challenge Logo

The NZ Aqua Republica Eco Challenge is being delivered in collaboration with the University of Waikato’s Science Learning Hub. Major sponsors for the game development of the NZ Aqua Republica unique version, which is to be used in the NZ Aqua Republica Eco Challenge, include DHI, The Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Environment Canterbury and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Also behind the development is Auckland, Tasman District, Taranaki Regional, Waikato Regional and Hawkes Bay Regional Councils. The Hydrological Society of New Zealand has also contributed toward the initiative.

Visit the New Zealand Aqua Republica Website!

 

Snapshot of the Aqua Republica New Zealand version.

Snapshot of the Aqua Republica New Zealand version.

10. June 2016 | Aqua Republica Competition Denmark 2016 (Danish)

AQUA REPUBLICA KONKURRENCE 2016

Har din skole lyst til at blive partner i Aqua Republica Konkurrence 2016? Har du lyst til at være din skolekoordinator i Aqua Republica Konkurrence 2016?

Deadline for tilmelding: 31 august 2016!

DANIDA støtter Aqua Republica Konkurrence 2016 og er arrangeret af DHI, UNEP-DHI partnership og Serious Games Interactive som et not-for-profit initiativ.

Hvad er Aqua Republica? Og hvorledes kan vores elever drage fordel af at være med i Aqua Republica Konkurrence 2016?

”Aqua Republica” er et spændende online spil, hvor dine elever får til opgave at udvikle et bæredygtigt samfund for en befolkning, der bor i et land med tørke og få vandressourcer. Befolkningen skal have gode sundheds– og miljømæssige forhold. Dette kræver, at dine elever skal planlægge, udvikle og forvalte vandressourcerne i landet. Eleverne skal konstant tage faktorer som befolkningsvækst og klimaforandringer i betragtning, hvilket vil sætte dem i situationer, hvor de skal foretage strategiske valg og opnå konsensus blandt alle relevante stakeholders i projektet.

”Aqua Republica”, giver jeres elever mulighed for at bruge og kombinere færdigheder inden for samfundsfag, geografi, historie, biologi og økonomi.

“Aqua Republica gav eleverne mulighed for at benytte mange fagbegreber og forstå, hvordan forskellige geofaglige fænomener, påvirker et samfund i udvikling, mens det samtidig var underholdende, men også krævende” – Kristian Bonne Wulff, Naturgeografi Lærer, Rungsted Gymnasium, Sjælland

Præmier

Der bliver uddelt gavekort til saxo.com til præmier for de tre bedste team forslag. Hvert team består af to elever. Hver teamdeltager modtager:

1. præmie – gavekort på 600 DKK
2. præmie – gavekort på 400 DKK
3. præmie – gavekort på 200 DKK

Register din skole inden den 31. august 2016 her.

10. June 2016 | GUPES Sustainable Lifestyle Challenge at Tongji University, Shanghai

GUPES Lifestyle Challenge

On 6th June to celebrate World Environment Day, students in Tongji University had a chance to test their water management skills by competing in playing the Aqua Republica game in the “GUPES Sustainable Lifestyle Challenge” during the International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability 2016.

This Conference is co-hosted by Tongji University, the United Nations Environment Programme, Xinhua News Agency and Beijing Environment Foundation for Young Talents from June 3rd to June 8th.

To read more about the conference, click here.

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