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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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Nienke Ansems accepts VACI Best Paper Award 2016
Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 16:01
Geert-Jan Nijsten has won the VACI Best Paper Award 2016 for the paper "A multi-disciplinary approach and tools for comparative and in-depth assessments of transboundary aquifers" he has written together with Nienke Ansems, Neno Kukuric and Alice Aureli.
Groundwater monitoring workshop held in Hanoi, Vietnam
Post date: Wed, 10/12/2016 - 15:34
From 3 to 5 October 2016, the international training on “Monitoring for Regional and Transboundary Groundwater Management” was held in Hanoi, Vietnam. This workshop was organised by IGRAC in cooperation with the National Center for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Vietnam under the framework of the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) programme.
IAH Congress 2016
Post date: Wed, 10/05/2016 - 15:10
From 25 till 29 September, the 43rd IAH International Congress was held in Montpellier, France. IGRAC Researcher Andreas Antoniou was present at this annual event organised by the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and gave presentations on the role of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of monitoring information technology for international cooperation and studies.
IGRAC brief on groundwater in Sustainable Development Goals available online
Post date: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 13:58
IGRAC's brief on 'Groundwater in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals: Fundamental Policy Considerations' has been published on the official United Nations Sustainable Development website and was used as input for the Global Sustainable Development Report 2016. This report partially followed a participatory approach, which yielded 62 submitted policy briefs that were used as input to write final report.


Forbidden City by IQRemix
Event Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 18:00
IGRAC will present its Global Groundwater Information System (GGIS) during the G-WADI Global Conference “G-WADI more than a decade enhancing water and sustainable development for arid regions”, which will be held from 25 to 27 October 2016 in Beijing, China. 
Budapest Water Summit 2016
Event Date:
Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (All day)
The Budapest Water Summit 2016 is organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary.  The mission of the Summit aims that instead of conflicts and global risks water shall be the source of cooperation, peace...
World Water Congress XVI IGRAC
Event Date:
Monday, May 29, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day)
The IWRA 'XVI World Water Congress' will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29th of May till 2nd of June. IGRAC will participate in several groundwater related sessions.
World Water Forum, Brasilia 2018
Event Date:
Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day) to Friday, March 23, 2018 (All day)
The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development...