Playing Nexus Game at Lahore University of Management Sciences!
The Indus river basin embraces four countries (Pakistan, India, China, and Afghanistan). Those four countries also have another common thing – various issues related to the shared resources, climate change, changing demand for water, food and energy, all which have political, economic and environmental implications for the region.
Piotr Magnuszewski together with his colleagues from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis led the Nexus Game workshops with the local stakeholders and students of Center for Water Informatics & Technology at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The players deeply immersed themselves in the simulation and easily connected the problems observed during the session to the real-life issues they face in their work and research.
The event was a part of the stakeholder engagement process that is being developed within the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL) project in the Indus Basin. The ISWEL project is led by IIASA in partnership with UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF).