Ripple Effect

Project Info

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Project Description


Itโ€™s not only about shorter showers.

How do the decisions we make every day influence water supply and distribution?

We have created a native iOS Mobile App to play an interactive story of an everyday encounter, where you have to make simple choices that lead to different outcomes (a lush forest or dried out crops). At the end of the story, we show users how simple choices that you wouldn't associate with water, affect the supply and distribution of water.

Our vision was to create an engaging way to learn about the consequences of our actions in relation to water and creating a more informed population that can take responsibility and create sustainable policy.

Our iOS native mobile app is our final product, but we also created a Web experience (in progress). Our overarching vision for the product is to create a learning experience that can be accessed via school computers, paired with the mobile app for the general public.


Data Story


We used a combination of water and agricultural data to tell a story about water, beyond that which we can see. Whilst there is a clear message during periods of drought that people should have shorter showers and avoid gardening, the story about how water is used throughout the supply chain is untold.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Mean annual water balance estimate for Australia

Description of Use: Highlights many of the points about water usage that our project is addressing.

Data Set

Total daily water supplied

Description of Use: How much water is used for everyday needs.

Data Set

Australia's water resource usage

Description of Use: How water resources are used for consumer needs.

Data Set

Australian corp report

Description of Use: How different plants are affecting water usages.

Data Set

Water Storage over years

Description of Use: Highlights how water storage is changing over the years.

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Water usage on Australian Farms

Description of Use: We used this dataset to better understand how much water is needed to produce different agricultural goods. This data then informed some of the consumer decisions the user has to make within the story line.

Data Set

Challenges

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

Region: Australia

Challenge

Waterwise

Region: Australia

Challenge

Water โ€“ From source to tap.

Region: Australia

Challenge

๐ŸŒŸ Creating a clean city

Region: Victoria

Challenge

๐ŸŒŸ Community โ€œClean, Green and Leanโ€ Rewards

Region: Northern Territory

Challenge

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Region: International

Challenge

๐ŸŒŸ Communicating Water issues to regularly new residents in Alice Springs

Region: Northern Territory

Challenge

๐ŸŒŸ Climate Change Issues in Hobart

Region: Tasmania

Challenge

Australia@Sea: what is our future relationship with the ocean environment?

Region: Australia

Challenge

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