Interview D. van der Woerdt and P. van Thienen - Serious Gaming: Uniting stakeholders for long-term water resilience in the Netherlands
“How do you unite industrial and utility professionals to help drive long term water strategy and collaboration?
One answer being used in the Dutch province of Groningen is serious gaming. After three dry summers in the Netherlands, a project called Aqua Ludens is bringing together stakeholders, including water authorities, drinking water companies, a seaports authority, agriculture, nature protection organisations, industrial companies, SME, knowledge institutions and municipalities. With serious gaming at its heart, Aqua Ludens aims to help engage and connect multiple stakeholders by sharing insights into the importance of water, freshwater availability and economic feasibility. The three-year project includes partners KWR Water Research Institute, WLN (Water Laboratory North), Exeter University (UK) and NHL Stenden University of Applied Science Leeuwarden.”
(Citation: Interview D. van der Woerdt and P. van Thienen – Serious Gaming, Uniting stakeholders for long-term water resilience in the Netherlands – www.wateronline.com (2022)11 February