Report on groundwater monitoring
The report "Worldwide inventory on groundwater monitoring" published by IGRAC is based on a world-wide inventory of groundwater monitoring programmes conducted in the year 2004.
The report includes geographically differentiated information about monitoring practice. The information covers items such as: groundwater monitoring stage, type of monitoring practised (groundwater level, quality, discharge and abstraction); monitoring objectives and network design principles; equipment and methods used; opinions about observation or sampling frequency and quality of data; institutional aspects, etc. As far as possible the information obtained was analysed with respect to differences in organisation (centralised, decentralised). The information collected has also been used to identify deficiencies and to recommend improvements. This has led, among other things, to establishing a working group for design of a new guideline on "baseline groundwater monitoring". A first version of the guideline is expected to be published in the summer of 2005.
Download a copy of the final report on Groundwater Monitoring.
The information on groundwater monitoring world-wide is still far from complete. In the report you will find a list of countries that have responded to the IGRAC questionnaire (click on overview). If our information with respect to groundwater monitoring in your country is lacking or incomplete and if you are knowledgeable about the situation in your country, please open the questionnaire and send your information to IGRAC.
Your information will help IGRAC to complete its world-wide picture on groundwater monitoring and provide a better service to the international groundwater community. Respondents to the questionnaire will receive a copy of the inventory report.
Dowload a copy of the questionnaire.