International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC)

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History

Proposed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and 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, June 2011. Since Oct 2012, serves as UNESCO Global Groundwater Centre, under the auspices of WMO. Previously also known under the acronym INGRACE.

Aims

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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Activities

Monitoring/evaluation; knowledge management/information dissemination; training/education; capacity building.

Languages

English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

UIA Org ID

G9069

Last News Received

30. Oct 2017
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