In recent years, scientists have begun using games as a way to provide communities opportunities to experience social dilemmas related to the governance of common resources. The games simulate real-life decision making, such as selecting the most efficient irrigation techniques and the best crops for a certain area, and they can be used as an entry point for creating discussion among the community. Players gain insight into the interconnectedness of shared resources, and the games have proven useful in strengthening cooperation.
Check out these series of games that can foster collective action for improved water management.
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