Irrigania is a web based computer game intended for teaching about collaboration and water conflicts with shared water resources. It’s simple rules allow to simulate several gametheoretical situations typical for water-related conflicts among several actors in a simplified way. Due to the online availability of the game, Irrigania can easily be used in classroom.
For a more detailed description of Irrigania see:
Seibert, J. and Vis, M. (2012). Irrigania – a web-based game about sharing water resources, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2523-2530. (Publication (PDF, 244 KB))
The Irrigania water game is accessible through the following link: www.irrigania.ch
For playing the game a registration is needed. The access to the registration page for teachers is password protected. Please send an e-mail to Jan Seibert in order to receive the password.
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Designers and Contact
The games were developed by Sandra Burkhalter, Melanie Graf, Fabiola Kälin, Marco Kull and Nadine Piveteau. The project was supervised by Tracy Ewen and Jan Seibert.