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Since 2003, IGRAC has been involved in numerous projects and below is shown a selection of past and running projects. 

Capacity Building on Groundwater Data Collection and Management for SADC Member States (SADC-GWdataCoM project)

IGRAC is leading the implementation of a project on Capacity Building on Groundwater Data Collection and Management for SADC Member States (SADC-GWdataCoM project).

The project ‘Potential Role of the Transboundary Ramotswa Aquifer’ (RAMOTSWA project) focusses on one of the most important shared aquifers in the Limpopo Basin: The Ramotswa Aquifer which is shared between Botswana and South Africa. 

The Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) is a network of networks, set up to improve quality and accessibility of groundwater monitoring information and subsequently our knowledge on the state of groundwater resources. 

Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM)

The ISARM (Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management) Initiative aims at improving the understanding of scientific, socio-economic, legal, institutional and environmental issues related to the management of transboundary aquifers.

SADC Groundwater Information Portal (GIP)

IGRAC was commissioned by SADC-GMI to develop and maintain the SADC Groundwater Information Portal (SADC-GIP), which is a map-based information system providing access to the harmonised SADC Hydrogeological Map and Atlas.

Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) is an IWMI initiative to strengthen, expand and connect groundwater-related projects and initiatives. IGRAC is involved in the GRIPP initiative as one of the main strategic partners.

The GGRETA (Groundwater Resources Governance in Transboundary Aquifers) Project addresses issues related to transboundary aquifers, particularly in Central America, Southern Africa and Central Asia.

TWAP Groundwater is the groundwater component of the overall Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme, which aimed at conducting the first global baseline assessment of transboundary water systems.


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.

Digging for Water by DFID-UK

GroFutures is a 4-year research project that develops the scientific evidence base, tools and participatory processes by which groundwater resources can be used sustainably for poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The IW:LEARN project strengthens transboundary water management around the globe by collecting and sharing best practices, lessons learned, and innovative solutions to common problems.

Well in the Desert by Christoph Rupprecht

The training manual on 'Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa' has been designed to help develop capacity within the basin organisations to manage their transboundary groundwater issues.  

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)

IGAD-MAR is a Managed Aquifer Recharge project carried out in the transboundary Merti Aquifer shared between Kenya and Somalia, which aims at strengthening national and regional capacities in the field of water resources management.

The MAR Portal, launched by IGRAC and TU Dresden, is a web-based system that shows data from about 1200 case studies from over 50 countries. 

Africa Groundwater Portal

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.

Borehole in Stampriet area

'Norms in Multilevel Groundwater Governance & Sustainable Development' is a PhD resea

FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management

FREEWAT (FREE and open source tools for WATer resource management) is a HORIZON 2020 project financed by the EU Commission that results in an open source GIS modelling environment for the simulation of water quantity and quality in surface water and groundwater.

Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change

The GRAPHIC (Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change) project raises awareness about the impact of climate change on groundwater resources by providing a platform for exchange of knowledge and information.

Blue Desert conducts a feasibility study for the development of an integrated monitoring & control service to assist customers in desert areas to manage groundwater resources.

Amazonas by Andres M.

In the period of 2000-2010, the Groundwater Management Advisory Team (GW-MATE) provided an original and very valuable contribution to the understanding of groundwater in general, including mitigation of groundwater-related problems and sustainable groundwater use. 

The Chronicles is an international consortium of scientists from across Africa and beyond collating and analysing multi-decadal records of groundwater levels, representing long-term aquifer dynamics.

Groundwater, the Hidden Resource

The animated video ´Groundwater, the Hidden Resource´ was created as part of IGRAC´s #HiddenResource campaign in 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of groundwater.

Strengthening the institutional capacity of African Network of Basin Organization (ANBO), contributing to the improved transboundary water governance in Africa.

Well in Benin

The objective of the NOEVA project is that people living in the main coastal city of Benin (Greater-Cotonou) have sustainable access to water.

Big data for Groundwater Management

The programme seeks to catalyse research that can help collate and consolidate existing data and to apply big data tools to enhance national and transboundary datasets in Southern Africa that support water resources security decision-making.

Kura River by Alex Malev

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, which will facilitate the management of the Alazani-Iori transboundary aquifer.