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.
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.