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The Flood Resilience Game is an educational game that allows players to experience, explore, and learn about the flood risk and resilience of communities in river valleys.
The game is designed to help participants – such as NGO staff working on flood-focused programs – to identify novel policies and strategies which improve flood resilience.

Gameplay

The game is set in a community living in an area exposed to floods, occurring with different severity.

Players take roles of members of different citizen groups (workers, farmers, entrepreneur, financial services agent), local government and water board officials.

The direct interactions between players create a rich experience that can be discussed, analysed and lead to concrete conclusions and actions. This allows players to explore vulnerabilities and capacities leading to an advanced understanding of interdependencies and the potential for working together.

Context

Flood, Flood Resilience

Benefits

Players experience the effects on resilience of investments in different types of “capital” – such as financial, human, social, built, and natural.

Players have a better understanding of the influence of preparedness, response, reconstruction on flood resilience.

Players learn of the benefits of investment in risk reduction before the flood strikes.

Players explore the complex outcomes on the economy, society and the environment from long-term development pathways.

Players discover the types of decisions needed to avoid creating more flood risk in the future, incentivizing action before a flood through enhancing participatory decision-making.

Players experience all these complex ideas with a simple and concrete game elements so that participants can connect with their daily realities.

Trivia

The game was developed in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and with funding from the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.

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Number of players

2 - 10 players (or groups of players)

Number of moderators

1 moderator

Duration

2 hours and more

Materials

Flood Resilience Game kit

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