The river basin report card game: Understanding stakeholder decision-making

The river basin report card game: Understanding stakeholder decision-making

 

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Monday 18 Sept, 1.30pm – 3.00pm

This interactive role-playing game has been professionally designed to engage multiple stakeholders in using report cards to help inform decision-making in river basins. Participants role play as policymakers, natural resource managers, non-government organisations, companies, community representatives, or other stakeholders. Role-playing allows participants to experience different perspectives and competing demands as they make decisions for managing a fictitious river basin. Decisions made impact the basin in different ways, which are reflected by report card scores for Water Quality & Quantity, Ecology, Health & Nutrition, Economy, Management & Governance, and Social & Cultural values. In-turn, report card scores will influence further decision-making throughout the game as players and teams compete to achieve the highest score individually and as a team.

Participants will gain a better understanding of how stakeholder-based report cards can be used to enhance river basin management.