In this game participants make decisions about which crop to plant where crops require different amounts of water.

You can download the protocol as a PDF file or Word document (.docx)

Here you can download the forms associated with the groundwater game as pdf file or Word document:

Decision Form:    PDF    Word (.docx)

Monitor Form:    PDF     Word (.docx)

The following video provides a description of the groundwater game as used in Andhra Pradesh, India. The video material is provided by Barbara Allen, and Thomas Hawthorne did the editing with the help of Sechindra Vallury and Marco Janssen.



  1. Subhash chand December 29, 2016 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Dear Researchers
    I congratulate you all for compiling such a wonderful video for simplification of water game methodology.
    I enjoyed the video.
    With kind regards
    (subhahs Chand)

  2. […] After both men and women played, a community “debriefing” meeting gave participants a chance to explain their decisions to others, and this led to discussions of how to respond collectively to falling groundwater levels. (Full instructions for the game and a video are available here.) […]

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