The potential of serious games to solve water problems: Editorial to the special issue on game-based approaches to sustainable water governance

Wietske Medema*, Igor Mayer, Jan Adamowski, Arjen E.J. Wals, Chengzi Chew

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In this editorial, the authors (and guest editors) introduce the Special Issue titled Understanding Game-based Approaches for Improving SustainableWater Governance: The Potential of Serious Games to SolveWater Problems. The authors take another look at the twelve contributions, starting from the subtitle question: what is the potential? The authors summarize the insights and give directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2562
JournalWater (Switzerland)
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019



  • Game-based learning
  • Integrated water resource management (IWRM)
  • Natural resource management
  • Serious game
  • Simulation
  • Social learning
  • Stakeholder collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Water governance

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