What Aqua Republica aims to achieve is to use a game based approach to further the cause of sustainable development, with water as the connecting element that would promote policy-based actions that integrate climate change responses with holistic planning approaches by getting people to make decisions in a river basin and experience personally the consequences of their actions and inactions. Aqua Republica tries to combine game mechanics and hydrological simulations in catchments to try to help people better appreciate the critical connections between water, social and economic development, and environmental sustainability – something which is a serious issue requiring greater attention.

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