Rivercraft - the Minecraft game inspiring the next generation of flood and environmental champions

A Talk by Jim Walker
Flood Digital Manager, Environment Agency

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This talk will cover the Rivercraft suite of games, developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Microsoft, which were launched this year on the Minecraft Education platform. Based on the new £54M flood risk management scheme in Preston and South Ribble, Rivercraft aims to inspire the next generation of engineers and environmental champions, and is aligned to the UK national curriculum. It allows players to develop their understanding of flood risk, climate change, local human geography, engineering and the environment. The talk will include the business needs behind the project, how the project developed, challenges and a future look at further games in the pipeline. The speaker will be Jim Walker, Environment Agency Flood Digital Manager.


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