||Water is a scarce resource and requires adequate handling during its entire cycle. Necessary to improve water management is that users understand the water cycle and identify actions that can secure water provision and quality.
With this game we expect that water users become familiar with key concepts and issues related to water, its cycle and management as well as in the negotiation process among stakeholders.
“Cuando el río suena” is a strategic virtual game oriented to young people (18 to 25 years), who are familiar with online social media and mobile devices. The game takes place in an Andean basin with a specific numbers of families, with productive and extractives activities and with a Water National Authority involved as the governing body.
A player assumes a random role among the following options: inhabitant, farmer, miner or water government. According to the role, the player's objective will be to: develop different activities to raise awareness; change habits; improve technology; to follow the restriction or/and to improve the best way to distribute water. There are three moments to do that: water distribution, conservation, and wellbeing.