People in Ecosystems - Watershed Integration (PEWI)

Project

The People in Ecosystems/Watershed Integration (PEWI) tool is a simple web-based educational game designed to assist people in multidimensional land-use decision-making. Players iteratively manipulate three years of land cover in a virtual 6000 acre watershed to design land use that meets their perceptions and goals for a well-functioning agricultural landscape. The model computes a variety of outputs, including nutrient pollution, stream sediment delivery, level of biodiversity, and agricultural production, which assist them in landscape design.

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