September 2016

IGRAC brief on groundwater in Sustainable Development Goals available online

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.

IGRAC presents FREEWAT at 35th IGC in Cape Town

During the 35th International Geological Congress, IGRAC 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. The work presented during this congress is entitled as: FREEWAT a water management tool enhancing the participatory approach in the Stampriet aquifer system region.

IGRAC organises workshop on groundwater in Pacific SIDS

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). This workshop in Suva, Fiji, was organised in the framework of the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) programme. 

Groundwater Serious Game played during GroFutures workshop in Niamey, Niger

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. Among the participants of the game session, there were researchers from the university (professors and students), local authorities, hydraulic engineers from local organisations as well as farmers using groundwater to irrigate their crops.