Presently IGRAC's Global Groundwater Information System focuses on a global overview of selected groundwater attributes and the meta-information on information / knowledge sources. However, IGRAC aims to collect, systematize and make available more detailed and/or specialized information on important groundwater topics.
Examples of these "special projects" are studies of arsenic and fluoride in groundwater worldwide, the impact of 26-12-05 tsunami on groundwater and the on-going project NAMIS - as shown in the following pages. Selection of special project topics and their spatial (i.e transboundary, regional, global) extent will be primarily defined by needs and requests of international community. Therefore, suggestions are welcome.
Special projects are connected to/ included in a GGIS module, either the Global Overview or the Meta information Module. Probably, a new module will be designed to accomodate diversity of project information. For now, special projects are presented as a mixture of "classical" reports (containing tables, maps, references, etc.) and spatial and rational databases.
So far the special projects are carried out on the following issues:
Transboundary groundwaters in one of te main IGRAC activities. IGRAC has developed and maintaints the ISARM site, completely dedicated to the issue of internationally shared aquifers.read more »
Artificial recharge may be defined as augmenting the natural movement of surface water into underground formations by artificially changing natural conditions.read more »
IGRAC has joined forces with BGR, ex GW-Mate team and Cap-Net to develop a course and a policy seminar on Groundwater Management for River Basin Organisations.read more »
The aim of this IGRAC's special project is to review available information about groundwater contaminated with arsenic and to display the probable occurrence of arsenic on continental maps.read more »
The aim of this IGRAC's special project is to review available information about groundwater contaminated with fluoride and to display the probable occurrence of fluoride on continental maps....read more »
Groundwater Salinity is a widespread problem in this world. It causes health problems, decreases in agricultural yields and profits, destroys fertile agricultural land, jeopardises fertile...read more »
Endorsed by the Water Anchor of World Bank, IGRAC is contributing to the dissemination of the GW-MATE knowledge products.read more »
Development of a National Meta Information System on Groundwater in Yemen is a joint project of NWRA and IGRAC. The project aims to collect, store and manage meta information about water related...read more »
Impact of the 26-12-04 tsunami on groundwater systems and groundwater based water suppliesread more »