Simulation: River Basin Game
Experience being a farmer in an area where water is a limited resource!
Playing the River Basing Game is fun, but also shows you very visibly where farmers in water scarce regions around the world might struggle!
In this simulation game each participant will take the role of a farmer who tries to optimise his/her benefits in farming. Farmers have enough fertile land; water is the limiting factor. Therefore they want to irrigate to achieve the highest benefit from the water. Each farmer’s primary objective in the game is to increase the personal benefit, but water in a catchment is a limited resource. The game realistically illustrates various phenomena that take place when people use water in a river basin.
(Hoekstra 2011, River Basin Game – Introduction)