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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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IGRAC presents FREEWAT at 35th IGC in Cape Town, South Africa
Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:21
During the 35th International Geological Congress, IGRAC Researcher Daniela Benedicto van Dalen presented the FREEWAT (FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management) in a poster session. FREEWAT is a HORIZON 2020 project financed by the EU Commission under the call 'Water innovation: Boosting its value for Europe.
IGRAC training for Pacific SIDS
Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 13:10
From 29 August till 2 September, the Workshop on “Advancing Groundwater Monitoring in Pacific SIDS”, was jointly organized by World Meteorological Organization (WMO), IGRAC, Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
GroFutures Serious Groundwater Game in Niger
Post date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 09:50
On August 22nd and 23rd, a stakeholder workshop to kick off the GroFutures comparative study in the Iullemmeden basin was held at Université Abdou Moumouni in Niamey, Niger. During this workshop, IGRAC and the GroFutures Team facilitated a session of the Groundwater Serious Game that was attended by 28 participants.
Groundwater Resources in Africa
Post date: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 07:53
In cooperation with the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Southern African Developing Community (SADC), IGRAC has developed a special viewer within its Global Groundwater Information System dedicated to present and share information related to groundwater resources in Africa.


Montpellier by Mark Strobl
Event Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day)
The French and German National Chapters of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) will host the 43rd IAH International Congress, and at the same time celebrate the existence of 60 years of IAH, in Montpellier, France, from 25th to 29th September 2016.
Vietnam : Hanoi by Maya-Anaïs Yataghène
Event Date:
Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day)
On Monday 3 October, the 5th Vietnam wAter Cooperation Initiative (VACI) symposium will be held at the Almaz Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam. The next two days, IGRAC will organise a training course on 'Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Aquifers' together with NAWAPI and BGR. Director...
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...