Department of Social and Policy Sciences seminar: Games for water governance
This presentation by Ruth Meinzen-Dick will focus on water governance institutions, some of the challenges involved and approaches to improve water governance.
The fundamental importance of improving water governance at all levels, from the local to international levels, is increasingly recognized in international and national policy declarations, but what does this mean in practice? This presentation will briefly review the rationale for attention to water governance institutions, some of the challenges involved, and then examine one promising approach to improving local water governance through community-level games. Particular attention will be given to a groundwater simulation game developed in conjunction with an NGO in India, which has been shown to have a significant effect on community water management. The presentation will conclude with implications for research on social learning to improve water governance.