Water Games – a joint initiative of IIASA and the Centre for Systems Solutions to celebrate the World Water Day and SDG6
With the population growth and advancing environmental degradation, we are at a point where around 60 percent of us do not have access to a sufficient and stable freshwater source. Especially, the marginalized groups, such as women, children, refugees, indigenous people and many more, face difficulties in accessing safe drinkable water. Celebrated on March 22 every year, World Water Day is about focusing our attention on the importance of water. But how to address different water challenges, including also those related to the negligence of basic needs of vulnerable groups? Games and Simulations can now provide exciting and insightful ways to raise awareness, develop empathy and explore opportunities and limitations of achieving clean and accessible water for all. Year after year, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Centre for Systems Solutions have been collecting and describing such water-related games and their applications on Water Games website. Join us to celebrate World Water Day and the Sustainable Development Goal no 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation. Visit the Water Games website on the Games4Sustainability and IIASA’s website dedicated to the WWD, to find new tools to promote change towards sustainable behaviors. We would be delighted to hear about your experiences with water games – contact us to share descriptions and pictures from your events!
Start date: January 1, 2019
Organization: Centre for Systems Solutions, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)