From the California WaterBlog, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, in a post by Wouter Jan Klerk and Ties Rijcken:
“The California Delta is one of the world’s most complex water systems. As a group of five Dutch students from Delft University of Technology, we were eager to visit the diked islands, or ‘polders,’ as we call them in the Netherlands. We wanted to learn how California balances the region’s often-competing needs of flood protection, water supply and ecological health.
“But we also wanted to contribute something useful to local decision-makers and residents while we were there in the fall of 2012. We had in mind a fun and educational board game that would simulate the interplay between Delta flood risks and development interests.”