the course of the project, members of the Firma Team have
developed two interactive internet games based on the principles
of water management. These games are used as research tools
to further understand the principles of water management and
decision making processes among stakeholders.
you are the skipper of a fishing boat, making a living
by fishing on Lake Anderson. You have a boat and an
initial capital fund. Each time you leave harbour, you
may invest in fishing gear. The size of your catch will
depend roughly on the amount you invest.
it also depends on the number of fish in the lake (which
will decrease as you and other fishers catch fish, and
increase as the fish breed). The amount of profit you
make depends on the size of your catch, the market price
of fish, and on your expenses. You will have to pay
harbour fees and, of course, fund your investment. You
also need to consider conservation - if you and other
fishers catch all the fish now, there will be none left
to breed for future catches.
you think you can manage all these parameters and still
get a good catch then you are invited to play the game
Zurich Internet Water Game :
Zürich Internet Water Game was designed in order that
researchers and stakeholders can use gameplaying to
better understand the problems of water management
and how they can resolved.
game was designed specifically for stakeholders to
play. Each game player adopts a role involved in water
management, these include water utility companies,
manufacturers, housing associations and politicians.
The game presents each player with many of the real-life
demands of water management thereby highlighting the
issues affecting decision making.
analysing how each player responds to these demands
and issues we can attempt to advance the management
only stakeholders are being invited to play the game
at the current time.
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