About Get the Grade

Get the Grade is a role-playing game about natural resources and water management. The game is targeted to a variety of audiences — policymakers, conservationists, companies, and community representatives, among other stakeholders — and designed to be used at small, intimate meetings or large conferences.

Through play participants are introduced to Basin Health Report Cards as an important tool to help inform policy decisions, bring a multitude stakeholders together to define how they value their river basin, and galvanize public support to improve the overall health of a river.

The game was designed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES), and has been played at conferences all around the world.

  • Participants playing Get The Grade at SIWI’s World Water Week.
  • Participants playing Get The Grade at SIWI’s World Water Week.