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The SeCom Project

The Serious Community 2.0 Prevent Flooding Project develops an cooperative Game Base Learning Methodology for Flood Risk Management Education and Training purposes.

Our main target groups are undergraduade students of civil engineering and water professionals from gevernmental bodies.

For more details visit About Secom

SeCom News

Quick Start Guide – SeCom2.0 Platform

The platform of “SeCom2.0 – Serious Community 2.0 prevent flooding” provides you as a user several interesting possibilities. To benefit from the full scale of these possibilities, you will need to register or sign in at platform.secom20.eu. For this purpose, please click on the
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Welche innovativen Methoden gibt es im E-Learning?

Lesen Sie im Lecturio-Blog einen Artikel über innovative Methoden im Bereich eLearning. Vielen Dank von dieser Stelle aus für die erwähnung von SeCom2.0.      
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Vorlesung Hochwasserrisikomanagement, RWTH Aachen

Liebe Teilnehmer, in dieser Veranstaltung möchten wir Ihnen das Hochwasserrisikomanagement-Spiel SeCom2.0 zeigen, welches durch die RWTH in Zusammenarbeit mit der TU Wien, der Politecnico in Mailand, dem HochwasserKompetenzCentrum in Köln und der Firma Zone2Connect entwickelt wurde. S
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SeCom2.0 on SEGAN – Serious Games Network

The Serious Games Network (SEGAN) aims to create a stable consortium to exchange ideas and experiences related to Serious Games. Furthermore, the network will be supported by virtual tools and face to face events, to increase the visibility and awareness of the benefits and impacts of
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KEYS Conference Istanbul 16.-18. October

The conference “Key Methodology to Successful Competence Based Learning” takes place in Istanbul from 16 till 18 October. It is organised in the frames of an international project KEYS, implemented with the support from EC through LLP (539401-LLP-1-2013-1-BG-COMENIUS-CAM).
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FloodSax® – The Innovative Self-inflating Flood Defence System

FloodSax® is a self-inflating flood defence system, which can be easily transported because of its light weight (about 250 gram). One FloodSax® replaces the barrier capability of 4 sandbags. The filling of a FloodSax® weighs about 210 gram, consists of a biodegradable polymer and can
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SeCom2.0 at International WISKI User Conference 2014

The 14th International WISKI User Conference was celebrated from the 24th to 25th June in Aachen, Germany. On that occasion, every visitor was able to get information about “SeCom – Serious Community 2.0 Prevent Flooding” at our information desk.   Prof. Dr.-Ing
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World under Water – Sea levels are rising

WorldUnderWater, a project by CarbonStory, BBDO and Proximity Singapore, points to the danger of climate change for people living in non coastal regions. “Inspired by the United Nations World Enviroment Day (5 June 2014) slogan ‘Raise your voice, not the sea levels’,
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SeCom at BWK state convention on 15th May 2014

At the BWK state convention “Ganzheitliches Hochwassermanagement” on 15th May 2014 the SeCom 2.0 project was mentioned by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heribert Nacken during his lecture on the topic “Vom Hochwasserschutz zum Hochwasserrisikomanagement”. For more information
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News on SeriousGames.de about SeCom 2.0

SeriousGames.de, the Portal for game-based learning, published a Post about “SeCom 2.0 – Sericous Community 2.0 Prevent Flooding” in their newsfeed. For more information please have a look at the article.
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SeCom2.0 on Youtube

Don’t miss our new SeCom 2.0-video on YouTube. It gives you an overview of our extensive project.
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SeCom 2.0 at the first Hochwassertag Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart/Germany

On 5th May 2014 the first “Hochwassertag Baden-Württemberg” was held in the house of economy, Stuttgart. About 600 participants came to the convention and besides 20 other exhibitors the SeCom 2.0 project was represented. Since more than ten years a community project by th
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Presentation of SeCom 2.0 at “Tag der Hydrologie 2014”

On 21th March 2014, we were allowed to presend our project at Tag der Hydrologie 2014 in Eichstätt (Bayern, Germany). The greatest and most important hydrological conference contains this year the following topics:  “Wasser und Mensch”, “Wasser und Landschaft”
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Serious Gaming and WISKI

Kisters AG from Aachen presents SeCom2.0 in their current newsletter.
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Article about SeCom at LLZ

Please read the article by Anita Hawlitschek about SeCom 2.0 on the blog of LLZ.
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SeCom at the Tag der Hydrologie 2014 in Eichstätt, Germany

We are very proud, to have the opportunity to present the project SeCom2.0 at the “Tag der Hydrologie 2014 in Eichstätt“. The “Tag der Hydrologie” is one of the most important german speaking conferences in its field and focusses this year on the three areas &#
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Sai Fah – The Flood Fighter

Sai Fah the flood fighter is a japanese game facing the diffuculties before, during and after a flood event.
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SeCom2.0 – Workshop in Vienna

SeCom2.0 – Flood Risk Management Workshop On the 28th of November a workshop entitled “Hochwasserweiterbildung – Ausbildung und Training” was organised at Vienna University of Technology. Water professionals with expertise in the field of Flood Risk Management
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Crisis Mapping

Platforms like crisis mapper are gathering, display and analyse real-time data during a crisis.
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Videos about Managing Flood Risks

Three videos found on YouTube explaining differen flood risk management systems in Australia and Scotland.
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European Symposium on Flood Frequency Estimation and Implications for Risk Managemen

Next year’s “European Symposium on Flood Frequency Estimation and Implications for Risk Management” will be held on March 6th-7th 2014 in Potsdam, Germany. The symposium is the final conference of the COST Action ES0901 “European Procedures for Flood Frequency
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Smart City conference in Bologna hosted SeCom2.0 event

The Smart City Fair gives an opportunity to exchange ideas about the use of modern technology to convey and share knowledge. We are very proud that we had the opportunity to present our project in Bologna, Italy. Presentations were held by: Francesca Conicia (Projekt mangager RAP Resp
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SeCom2.0 presented at the “Web 2.0 und Social Media im Katastrophenschutz und Hochwassermanagement” Conference in Heidelberg

The question how Web 2.0 und social media could be used in flood risk management was discussed and presented at the conference “Web 2.0 and Social Media im Katastrophenschutz und Hochwassermanagement” in October, 17th in Heidelberg, Germany. Nearly 90 participants from Ger
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Day of the pond, running under the slogan “living with the pond“

On the 08/24/13, the association for promotion of the pond in Neuwied organized a day of the pond in order to inform about the topic of flood control concerning the river Rhine. Roughly 150-200 visitors attended the event despite strong rainfall. The reason for this event was the 85th
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Series of events on flood prevention under the motto “help for self-help”

Not only due to the devastating tempest on the 06/20/2013, there was a great influx of visitors at the informational event by the fire-brigade of the city Mehlem with the topic of flood prevention. The event was hosted by the fire-brigade Mehlem, who invited to a series of events on p
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Final SeCom Event coming up soon

HKC (Mr. Schaaf [Head HKC], Mrs. Siegmund [Steb] and Mr. Vogt [Head Flood center Cologne]) and Prof. Nacken and Mr. Breuer from RWTH Aachen met today on August, 26th 2013 to discuss the next steps for the final SeCom Event coming up in November 2013 in Cologne at the “Hochwasser
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5th Forum for the implementation of the European Flood Risk Management Directive (EU-FRMD)

The 5th Forum for the implementation of the European Flood Risk Management Directive (EU FRMD) was held on 20th July 2013 in Neustadt / Weinstraße. The forum functions as a platform for exchange and public discussion of the implementation processes of the EU-FRMD. This annual event is
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Resolution to Flood Protection in Germany 2013

Resolution to floodprotection was signed by 16 Professors and chairs for hydraulic engineering and hydrology at german universities.
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Does the german flood protection fail?

The current flood has caused immense damage in June 2013. As in 2002 and 2005, large parts of Germany where once again flooded. The question for the causes goes to the heart of our understanding of the interaction between people and nature. 16 Professors of the chairs for hydraulics a
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SeCom-Article in current HyWa-issue

In the current issue of HyWa (Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung) Prof. Nacken writes in his article about running case studies in media based education and training. In his article he devotes one part to the Project-SeCom, shows first screenshots of the Game-prototype and gives a b
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Interesting ressources on Serious Games

The first resource was written by Sara de Freitas and although this paper is not new, it is worth reading and includes a review of literature and a series of case studies. Then we found an article on Serious Games from Woodrow Wilson international center for scholars.
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Current flooding situations in Germany

  The Website “Hochwasserportal” gives an actual ovberview on the current flood situation in Germany as many rivers (e.g. Donau, Elbe, Rhein) are currently bursting their banks in this time. To which situations flooding desasters could breed to, could for example be w
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SeCom presentation at the “5th forum to the EU flood risk management “

Prof. Nacken from RWTH Aachen University will present SeCom in his talk at the 5th forum to the EU flood risk management directive in Neustadt/Weinstraße, Germany on June, 20th 2013. Please find more information on the event flyer.
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SeCom in Serious Games Directory

We are constantly trying to disseminate the porject by publishing it on various serious games websites. This time we made an entry for SeCom2.0 in the Serious Games Directory.
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EGU General Assembly Vienna 2013

On Friday the 12th of April Jürgen Komma (TU Vienna) and Roman Breuer (RWTH Aachen) were promoting the SeCom2.0 project at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna.   A poster about the SeCom2.0 project was presented  in the session “Teaching Geosciences: new challenges and oppor
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RWTH Aachen presents SeCom at Wasser Berlin

Dr. Hani Sewilam represented the grant applicant institution of CECOM (Academic and Research Department Engineering Hydrology) in a high level panel discussion organized by the United Nations in WasserBerlin 2013. In the panel the Director and an officer of the UN Water Decade Program
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SeCom at Wasser Berlin

WasserBerlin is a Trade Fair + Congress + Public Show which provides the perfect platform to bring supply and demand together at one location in Berlin. SeCom consortium was well represented in different activities in this well visited event (total area 42,594 m2, total number of exhi
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SeCom Project Meeting at RWTH Aachen University

The members of the SeCom project had a project meeting from 8. to 9. April at RWTH Aachen University. The group welcomed the newly member of the task force, Dr. Gretschel, from University of Kaiserslautern as a member of HKC. She will support us with the actions in WP 6 and WP7 from n
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Tag der Hydrologie 2013 – Bern

  The SeCom2.0 project was presented during the Postersession at the “Tag der Hydrologie 2013” in Bern (Switzerland). This event is one of the most important meetings in the field of Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Germany, Austria und Switzerland (see Pro
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Upcoming SeCom 2 events

The project will be presented at the “Tag der Hydrologie” on 4th to 6th April in Bern (Switzerland). This is one of the most important meetings of hydrologists and water professionals in the German speaking countries in Europe. Detailed information about this event can be
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Website Re-Launch – SeCom goes WordPress!

Today we are relaunching the Project Website for SeCom ! We changed the websites System from Joomla to the well known and supported CMS and Blog System WordPress. The used WordPress Theme is fully responsive and allows our contents to be displayed accordingly to the size and resolutio
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