Where we work

For North America, groundwater is an important source of drinking and irrigation water. In the United States, even 60% of all water used for irrigation purposes comes from groundwater resources.
With three out of the twelve world's biggest transboundary aquifers situated in Latin America (Amazonas, Guaraní and Yrendá-Toba-Tarijeño), it is an interesting region in terms of groundwater...
Groundwater is an important source of drinking water for European countries, with even 75% of EU inhabitants depending on groundwater for their water supply. However, despite this high dependency,...
Central Asia is a very interesting region in terms of groundwater, because its dependence on groundwater as a source of drinking water and irrigation has been increasing for years. One of the main...
With 3.9 billion inhabitants, South East Asia and the Pacific is by far the most populated geographic region in the world. And the rapid growth and density of this population are, especially in India...
Middle East and Northern Africa, the MENA region, is the region with the highest level of groundwater development stress in the world. In 2014, IGRAC published the 'Groundwater Development Stress map...
Currently, IGRAC is involved in the Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa (GroFutures) project and one of the three case study areas is the Iullemeden-Irhazer Aquifer System, shared by Niger and...
Central Africa is a very interesting region from a transboundary groundwaters perspective. Some major transboundary aquifers like the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS), Lake Chad Basin aquifer,...
Eastern Africa, or the Horn of Africa, is one of the geographic regions where IGRAC has been most present in recent years. This region is frequently being exposed to extreme weather conditions, like ...
There is probably no other geographic region where IGRAC has been as active as it has been in Southern Africa. One of the main reasons behind IGRAC's focus on this region is the presence of many...
As UNESCO's International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre, IGRAC works on a global level. IGRAC has developed the Global Groundwater Information System (GGIS) and has taken the intitiative...