The players take on the roles of policy makers in two countries that have access to the same river. They have to match the increasing water demand with adequate supply. In order to achieve this goal, effective collaboration and information exchange must be established between stakeholders both within and across the borders. Since the goals of both countries overlap, the game provides an opportunity for practicing conflict resolution and cooperation at the international level.
The Nexus Game provides players with a strategic overview of interconnections between water and energy in the context of security and sustainability at the transboundary level.
Water-Food-Energy Nexus challenges
Players learn how to balance increasing water demand and solve water-supply conflicts between different sectors and countries.
Players experience problems and opportunities connected with transitions in complex systems where multiple parties, stakeholders and their needs collide.
Players discover the potential of new technologies for increasing energy and water use efficiency.
Players practice collaboration among various organizations and groups of interest whose individual and collective goals differ.
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