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IGRAC, Your Partner in Groundwater

IGRAC, Your Partner in Groundwater

IGRAC, the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre, is a UNESCO centre that works under auspices of WMO and is supported by the Government of The Netherlands. IGRAC specialises in regional- and transboundary-level assessment and monitoring of groundwater resources with a focus on managed aquifer recharge, groundwater governance and SIDS.   
 
One of IGRAC’s flagship products is the Global Groundwater Information System (GGIS). It is a web-based Geographic Information System, which supports the storage, visualisation, analysis and sharing of groundwater data and information through map-based modules. The GGIS is a highly interactive system that can easily be enlarged with new thematic and/or regional (project) modules.

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 (1 in 10) still lack access to safe drinking water

 (1 in 10) still lack access to safe drinking water (WHO & UNICEF, 2015)

In Africa, more people have access to a mobile phone (93%) than to piped water (63%)

In Africa, more people have access to a mobile phone (93%) than to piped water (63%) (Afrobarometer, 2016)

Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water

Globally, 1/3 of all schools lack access to safe water (WHO & UNICEF, 2015)

Groundwater supplies 1/2 of all drinking water in the world

Groundwater supplies 1/2 of all drinking water in the world (UNESCO-WWAP, 2009)

Groundwater supplies 43% of the global consumptive use

Groundwater supplies 43% of the global consumptive use in irrigation (Siebert et al., 2010)

Two-thirds of the World’s aggregated groundwater is abstracted in Asia

Two-thirds of the World’s groundwater is abstracted in Asia (UN WWDR 2012)

World’s aggregated groundwater abstraction is 1,000 km3 per year

67% of all groundwater is used for irrigation (food production)

67% of all groundwater is used for irrigation (food production)

22% of all groundwater is used for domestic purposes (drinking water and sanitation)

22% of all groundwater is used for domestic purposes (drinking water and sanitation)

11% of all groundwater is used for industry

11% of all groundwater is used for industry

News

Groundwater overview: making the invisible visible
Post date: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:48
Meet our new researcher: Arnaud Sterckx
Post date: Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:53

Events

Karst 2018 Symposium in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Event Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 9, 2018 (All day)
2018 AWRA Summer Conference in Fort Worth, Texas
Event Date:
Monday, July 9, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (All day)
Stockholm World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden
Event Date:
Sunday, August 26, 2018 (All day) to Friday, August 31, 2018 (All day)
IAH Congress 2018 in Daejeon, Korea
Event Date:
Sunday, September 9, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)