Interview D. van der Woerdt and P. van Thienen - Serious Gaming: Uniting stakeholders for long-term water resilience in the Netherlands
“Insight into water supply and demand-Aqua Ludens is co-financed by the WiCE programme, part of the research from Dutch drinking water companies that are shareholders of KWR and several other stakeholders through the organisation, EemsdeltaGreen. Partners collaborate on multiple components, including mapping users and needs, game design, and system knowledge in a model and application. Over the three years, the serious game being developed will offer the following:
Development of a hydrological/economical model to provide insights on how different measures and interventions will help to balance supply and demand in the future
Making the impact of measures and investments visible, also for individual parties such as industries, and how choices made now can influence available choices in the future
Making the impact of scenarios transparent – To go through the ‘search process’ of the possible impact of the scenarios together with the stakeholders.
After the three-year project in the Groningen province, the partners intend to take the learnings further afield in the Netherlands and internationally.”
(Citation: Interview D. van der Woerdt and P. van Thienen – Serious Gaming: Uniting stakeholders for long-term water resilience in the Netherlands – www.h2oglobalnews.com (2022)8 February)