Since 2003, IGRAC has been involved in numerous projects and below is shown a selection of past and running projects.
G3P aims at developing a product of groundwater storage variations with global coverage and monthly resolution from 2002 until present by a cross-cutting combination of GRACE and GRACE-FO satellite gravity data with water storage data that are based on the existing portfolio of the Copernicus services.
Most refugees are hosted by the least developing countries where access to water and sanitation is already a challenge. This IGRAC project is about collecting, processing and making available of information relevant for groundwater assessment in regions with refugees or regions prone to conflict.
The SADC Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) has initiated a project to expand the SADC Groundwater Information Portal (SADC-GIP) and make it a one-stop centre for accessing groundwater data in the SADC region. The project started in September 2019 and will finish in June 2020.
IGRAC presents the results of maps developed by the BGS with UCL, funded by the UK DFID (UK Aid), to quantify the groundwater resources of Africa. These are the first quantitative continent-wide maps which give an introduction to how groundwater resources vary across Africa.
The DIKTAS project aims at focusing the attention of the international community on the huge but vulnerable water resources contained in karst aquifers, which are widespread globally, but poorly understood. It particularly focuses on the Dinaric Karst System, located in Eastern Europe.
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) was set up to assess the status of global climate observations on a regular base and to produce guidance for its improvement. GCOS expert panels dedicated to atmosphere, land and ocean maintain definitions of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs).
UNDP-GEF Kura Project partners intend to guide national groundwater experts within the relevant authorities to conduct an agreed assessment of shared resources, and to provide a harmonized online data management system for groundwater monitoring to support the improvement of capacities of relevant responsible bodies in both Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The project will build upon the recent work of BGS in developing the Africa Groundwater Literature Archive (AGLA), which has improved functionalities and contains about 4000 documents for the SADC region. The current content will be revised and completed, if necessary.
'Norms in Multilevel Groundwater Governance & Sustainable Development' is a PhD research that Kirstin Conti with IGRAC as PhD candidate at UVA.