Scientists at the Earth Arcade, hosted by the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, put the fun and engaging Rivers Top Trumps together to educate and entertain both children and adults alike. We conduct research on the impact of human activity and climate change on rivers and flooding and understand that in order to improve societal resilience to flooding, education concerning rivers and their risks is vital.
Each player is dealt a number of rivers and chooses a category about their river that they think will win against their opponent. We chose the river categories because we feel they express a wide range of important river characteristics, whilst also highlighting the risks associated with even the smallest rivers.
Length - Length of river in kilometres (km) from its source to mouth
Flow Discharge - The mean annual volume (km3) of water discharged to the sea, as measured at the closest recording station to the river mouth.
Flood Risk - An index based on the number of people that could be affected by a large magnitude flood event (with a 1% chance of occurring in any given year).
Deadly Animals – An index score, out of 100, based on the number of animals living in and around the river that have the potential to harm humans.
Countries – The number of countries the river flows through.
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