International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)
Proposed by B-XB3383 - UNESCO and B-XB3556 - World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1999. Launched Mar 2003, Kyoto (Japan) during 3rd World Water Forum, hosted by Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Registered in accordance with Dutch law, Jun 2011. Since Oct 2012, serves as UNESCO Global Groundwater Centre, under the auspices of WMO. Previously also known under the acronym INGRACE.
Contribute to world-wide availability of relevant information and knowledge on groundwater resources, with particular emphasis on developing countries, in order to support sustainable utilization and management; promote the role of groundwater in integrated water resources planning and elucidate the impact of groundwater on ecosystems of the Earth.
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