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SERCAP and the Milton Sustainability Committee present The “Game of Floods”

04/14/2018 at 09:00 AM
Location: Mariner Middle School
Address: 16391 HARBESON ROAD
Milton, DE 19968

SERCAP and the Milton Sustainability Committee present

The “Game of Floods”


Imagine it’s the year 2050, and you’re the city planner of an island that’s threatened by sea-level rise and storms. That’s the scenario in “Game of Floods,” a board game in which participants confront these real climate change scenarios.

The “Game of Floods” is an interactive game-based exercise to help participants understand the process of conducting a vulnerability and risk assessment and think about strategies to protect public assets from current and future flooding. The game is played in a series of steps and integrated into a presentation. Attendees progress through the steps from climate science, to asset inventory, to vulnerability, risk, and adaptation planning.

Players must decide how to protect the island from random floods and ever-rising sea levels. Some players decide to move their roads out of vulnerable areas like wetlands, while others choose to protect their buildings and seawalls. For every choice, there are costs – some financial, some social, and some environmental.


Participants are assigned roles (City Council member, power company representative, homeowners association representative), given a municipal budget, and a sea level rise scenario that they’re instructed to plan for. The budget and scenarios vary by group, with some teams forced to make tough decisions, based on their judgment of how infrastructure needs intersect with residential health and safety and the local economy.


Please join us for a Saturday morning of playing games and learning about climate change, sea level rise and the costs of being prepared.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Mariner Middle School

Harbeson Road, Milton

PLEASE register on Eventbrite at

Or call SERCAP at 302-387-1619 or email

What better way to spend a Saturday?