Delft, The Netherlands, 08 Nov 2013

How serious gaming? Adding value to water management

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is organizing a mini-symposium on the occasion of the retirement of Mr. Jetze Heun, Programme Director DUPC.

Join via Livestream

For those who are unable to join the mini-symposium, the proceedings can be followed via livestream. 

The livestream will be available through If you wish to watch via a mobile device, you can do so directly via this link.


Photo by Jim Sher.

About Jetze Heun

After a long career in water, Jetze Heun, Programme Director DUPC at UNESCO-IHE, is retiring.

Since 1975, he has lived abroad in several countries, and has spent more than 12 years of working at the Institute.

His main interest is in Water Resources Planning and Management in the broadest sense, based on an academic background in civil engineering - land and water development.

He has built up a great track record in education and research, in leading multi-disciplinary projects and in management functions. He currently guides the UNESCO-IHE Partnership for Water Education and Research.

Teaching is one of his passions, and during his career he developed several interactive simulation role plays for use in education.

Programme of the Mini-Symposium

14:30 hrs | Arrival
15:00 hrs | Words of Welcome
15:10 hrs | Games in policy analysis and water management | Qiqi Zhou, TU Delft
15:30 hrs | Games – a serious business | Jeroen Warmerdam, Tygron Serious Gaming
15:50 hrs | Games and capacity building – are you kidding? | Wim Douven, UNESCO-IHE
16:10 hrs | Does gaming add value to water management? | Panel discussion
16:40 hrs | Coffee break
17:00 hrs | Reflections from the playground, 1975-2013 | Jetze Heun, UNESCO-IHE

18.00 hrs | Reception


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