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Table 4

Summary of the feedback on game improvement

IDScenarioRequest descriptionTypeBusiness valueNotes
F.AEP.1 WRMM Add a storage reservoir on the Bow River to better simulate impacts of large-scale storage Feature request High Would need to modify the underlying model and update the design 
E.WSP.1 WRMM Better explanation of the data used in the model Enhancement Medium Perhaps provide a third tutorial which explains the data used in the model and the assumptions 
E.WSP.3 Water concepts Provide more details on how the priority system works (first in time, first in right) Enhancement Medium Documentation within the game design 
E.WSP.4 Reservoir challenge Sensitivity to changing the reservoir properties is not high. The Glenmore Dam is not well suited to this challenge Enhancement Medium This could be addressed by adding a storage reservoir on the Bow River 
E.WSP.6 Priority challenge Reduce the number of reaches in the game as this biases the scoring in favour of prioritizing these since there are four Enhancement Medium Related to the requests to revisit the scoring in the game 
E.WSP.7 WRMM Improving the level of complexity of the game for technical users Enhancement Medium Uncertain what this would require without doing further work to clearly define the requirements for this 
E.WSP.8 WRMM Scoring system is simplistic and does not account properly for all of the ‘business logic’ related to things such as the apportionment Enhancement High There are a number of related changes related to this one 
F.WSP.1 WRMM Would be useful to have more tools to compare different model runs. For example, the ability to do a year by year comparison using tables and graphs would allow for a deeper understanding of the model Feature request High This request came up often 
F.WSP.2 WRMM Would be useful to be able to compare different years within a single model run Feature request High This request came up often 
F.WSP.3 Priority challenge/WRMM Implement a scoring system which shows scores based on different factors such as environmental and economic Feature request High There were a number of comments and discussions regarding the scoring with a number of different approaches. Would need to examine these and determine their impacts on playability 
F.WSP.4 WRMM Would be interesting to add an industrial stakeholder and looking at scenarios which re-allocate water in a way which minimizes the stress of the system Feature request Medium Would require modifications to the game board, WRMM, and development of scenarios 
F.WSP.5 WRMM Examine other factors for the irrigation districts such as canal capacities Feature request Medium Need to determine what this would look like and how it would impact the gameplay 
F.WSP.6 WRMM Provide scenarios for simulating climate change Feature request Medium Could be achieved by modifying the inflows and other meteorologically related inputs (evaporation, water demand, etc.) 
IDScenarioRequest descriptionTypeBusiness valueNotes
F.AEP.1 WRMM Add a storage reservoir on the Bow River to better simulate impacts of large-scale storage Feature request High Would need to modify the underlying model and update the design 
E.WSP.1 WRMM Better explanation of the data used in the model Enhancement Medium Perhaps provide a third tutorial which explains the data used in the model and the assumptions 
E.WSP.3 Water concepts Provide more details on how the priority system works (first in time, first in right) Enhancement Medium Documentation within the game design 
E.WSP.4 Reservoir challenge Sensitivity to changing the reservoir properties is not high. The Glenmore Dam is not well suited to this challenge Enhancement Medium This could be addressed by adding a storage reservoir on the Bow River 
E.WSP.6 Priority challenge Reduce the number of reaches in the game as this biases the scoring in favour of prioritizing these since there are four Enhancement Medium Related to the requests to revisit the scoring in the game 
E.WSP.7 WRMM Improving the level of complexity of the game for technical users Enhancement Medium Uncertain what this would require without doing further work to clearly define the requirements for this 
E.WSP.8 WRMM Scoring system is simplistic and does not account properly for all of the ‘business logic’ related to things such as the apportionment Enhancement High There are a number of related changes related to this one 
F.WSP.1 WRMM Would be useful to have more tools to compare different model runs. For example, the ability to do a year by year comparison using tables and graphs would allow for a deeper understanding of the model Feature request High This request came up often 
F.WSP.2 WRMM Would be useful to be able to compare different years within a single model run Feature request High This request came up often 
F.WSP.3 Priority challenge/WRMM Implement a scoring system which shows scores based on different factors such as environmental and economic Feature request High There were a number of comments and discussions regarding the scoring with a number of different approaches. Would need to examine these and determine their impacts on playability 
F.WSP.4 WRMM Would be interesting to add an industrial stakeholder and looking at scenarios which re-allocate water in a way which minimizes the stress of the system Feature request Medium Would require modifications to the game board, WRMM, and development of scenarios 
F.WSP.5 WRMM Examine other factors for the irrigation districts such as canal capacities Feature request Medium Need to determine what this would look like and how it would impact the gameplay 
F.WSP.6 WRMM Provide scenarios for simulating climate change Feature request Medium Could be achieved by modifying the inflows and other meteorologically related inputs (evaporation, water demand, etc.) 
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