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Sustain Valencia 2022 Conference: Sustainable Groundwater Management

October 6 - October 8

Sustain Valencia 2022 Conference

Valencia Polytechnic University (UPV) would like to invite you to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Conference, held from October 6-8, 2022 in Valencia, Spain. UPV is organizing a session on “Gaming and Behavioral Experiments for Sustainable Groundwater Management.” You’re cordially invited to contribute to this event with your paper abstracts, the submission deadline is June 15, 2022.

To find out more about the Conference, submissions, and register, visit the website.

Session description:
This session covers research and practice in gaming and behavioral experiments for sustainable groundwater management. Beyond their learning objectives, games within controlled experimental settings help understanding decision-making in complex environments and facilitate policy-making for sustainable resource use. Compared to other learning methods, gaming is efficient with higher learning outcomes through player interactions, entertaining aspects, information feedback, and post-gaming debrief sessions. Controlled experimental implementation of games is often used the delineate decision heuristics, which can support both learning and policymaking. Games can be contextualized within role-playing narratives and can be designed as on-board or computer simulations. Alternative gaming approaches and practices address different purposes and have comparative advantages related to a realistic representation of the decision-making context, resource dynamics, and feasibility for field applications. This session aims to give the floor to scholars to discuss their work in gaming applied to groundwater management.

Conference:

Building on the success of the 2019 Chapman conference “Quest for Sustainability of Heavily Stressed Aquifers at Regional to Global Scales” held in Valencia and the well-attended 2021 AGU annual meeting hybrid session “Prospects for Sustainability of Heavily Stressed Aquifers: Impediments and Opportunities”, we are pleased to announce SustainValencia2022, an in-person conference at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) this coming October (6-8) with the theme “Achieving Sustainable Groundwater Management: Promising Directions and Unresolved Challenges”.

The conference will be sponsored by the UPV with support from other organizations. Those of you who have attended previous conferences at the superb UPV facilities can attest to their suitability for hosting a focused thematic conference for 100-150 participants. Valencia is easily accessible by plane with direct connection from most of the major European hubs and has an abundance of hotel rooms and alternative accommodations (Airbnb). The conference will be all day Oct. 6 and 7, and half day Oct. 8. The Valencian Community celebration and associated activities are Oct. 8 and 9, presenting an opportunity to see stunning fireworks and learn about Valencia’s rich cultural heritage.