IGRAC facilitates and promotes international sharing of data and information on groundwater worldwide. A major product of IGRAC is the Global Groundwater Information System. The Global Groundwater Information System, or GGIS, is a map-based portal giving access to a wealth of data and information on groundwater worldwide. The GGIS contains data from IGRAC inventories and major projects IGRAC has contributed to. In addition to the core modules in the GGIS, IGRAC also provides the additional service to set up project specific viewers to facilitate sharing of data within the project and dissemination of final project results with stakeholders.
Groundwater resources which are shared by different countries have our special interest and IGRAC has developed a lot of knowledge on the occurrence, assessment and governance of these transboundary resources. Since the first publication of transboundary aquifers in 2006, IGRAC has regularly been updating and publishing the map of Transboundary Aquifers of the World. This map is available for download and is also available in the GGIS.
With IGRAC’s longstanding experience in (transboundary) groundwater related projects and activities, IGRAC is an ideal partner to assist in research, assessment, policy advice, advocacy, training or other work related to these resources. Being a non-governmental organisation working under auspices of UNESCO and WMO is a clear benefit in projects involving multiple countries. IGRAC is well equipped to combine science with policy relevant outcomes and can provide technical tools to support monitoring, assessment and data sharing.
In the download section you find IGRAC brochures and flyers which give more detailed insight into IGRAC’s activities, as well as maps produced by IGRAC and reports and papers IGRAC has authored or contributed to. This includes reports on thematic assessments and guidelines on groundwater monitoring and assessment.