IGRAC (International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre) is a category II centre of UNESCO, which also works under auspices of WMO and is funded by the Dutch government. This centre located in Delft, The Netherlands.
IGRAC's Focal Areas
IGRAC is specialised in the following areas:
- Groundwater assessment
- Groundwater monitoring
- Groundwater governance
- Transboundary groundwater
- Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)
- Information & knowledge management
- Capacity building & training
- Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
One of IGRAC's main activities is the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN), which is a programme that has been initiated to get a global picture of the world's available monitoring data. In regional workshops, monitoring data is being collected and harmonised after which it is being integrated in the GGMN Portal in IGRAC's information system.