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"Gaming the System" to Communicate Flood Risk

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and partners from the State of Nevada have developed an education game to open the door for discussion on complexities of water management and the flood control systems on which we all depend. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planner Hunter Merritt will talk about the Gamification of Flood Risk and the video game that has been developed by USACE as a Learning Tool.

 

Abstract

Computer gaming for education purposes is not a new concept (think about Oregon Trails or Carmen Sand Diego), but this potential is now being actualized by the water management, levee safety, and emergency management agencies as an innovative communication tool for flood risk.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and partners from the State of Nevada have developed an education game to open the door for discussion on complexities of water management and the flood control systems on which we all depend.

Disclaimer:  The video game does not represent actual water management actions or flood events going on currently, beyond the concept that dam operations affect levee conditions, and risk is real.
 

 

Location

Department of Technology
County of Sacramento
799 G Street, Room 221,
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Fees

Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per person (till seats available)
(Membership: $30 Annually)

 

Time

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Networking / Snacks

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Talk / Questions
 


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