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Water Wars -- World Water Day, 2020

By 2020, the state of the world's water supply is projected to be pretty stark, and this is likely to spur conflicts between several countries. I propose that World Water Day should address this... perhaps in a game!

I propose a live-action game in which each participant is given water "points" which represent all the water they may use for the day. These are determined randomly, along with assignment of an associated country. They log their activities to "use" the water points they've acc**ulated, representing their use of water, which they agree to limit for the day to what is possible using their points.

Players can locate others via a gps map, and may virtually fight to steal one another's water, if they are close enough. From time to time during the day, real locations are highlighted as refresh points. Anyone going there may stock up on virtual water (and naturally "fight" others for access to their virtual water). Real watergun fights are also encouraged at these locations to gain water.

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Comment by Shane M. Wheeler on April 7, 2010 at 8:22pm
I think a virtual fight for water could be a lot of fun- maybe involved a card game or so for betting?
Comment by Dr Pete on April 7, 2010 at 8:46pm
I guess I'd imagined something that was half online, half in the real world, with the computer tallying the numbers, though I don't see why you couldn't have some kind of offline decision process like a card game... why not?
Comment by Iyamuremye Jean de Dieu on April 7, 2010 at 8:58pm
This is not fun, but the water wars game is a virtual imagination for a real World.
Comment by Dr Pete on April 7, 2010 at 10:31pm
Iyamuremye, the goal/idea was to set up a virtual competition to have fun with & play on the day while educating people about the serious issue underlying it. As I think about it, games like this have made millions of dollars... perhaps such a game with proceeds donated to water charities would be an additional spin it could be given.


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