Global Groundwater Information System (GGIS)

Development of a Global Groundwater Information System (GGIS) is one of the main IGRAC’s activities. The System is envisaged as an interactive and transparent portal to groundwater-related information and knowledge. It is meant for various categories of stakeholders, including both professionals and the general public. GGIS will be simple to use and completely publicly accessible. Once completed, GGIS will comprise modules dedicated to global (general and detailed) groundwater information and the interactive services. Three of GGIS modules are currently under development, namely:

  • Global Overview (GO)
  • Meta Information Module (MiM) and
  • Collaborative Environment (CoEn)

Global Overview

This application gives a world-wide overview of selected groundwater-related attributes. The attributes are aggregated per country, ranked and provided by description and the legend. Since recently, the module has been extended with an overview of attributes per groundwater regions. (read further…)

Meta Information Module

After obtaining the global overview you may need an additional info on a particular groundwater aspect in a certain country or the region. Meta Information Module (MiM) contains the references to additional information sources (articles, reports, books) and a direct link to those sources, when available on Internet. (Similarly, the MiM provides info on groundwater software and connects to download web-sites.) Since a reference might not be enough, you may consider contacting relevant organisations and experts; the MiM contains their co-ordinates (read further…)

Collaborative Environment

Digital Collaborative Environment is set up in order to alleviate and strengthen international collaboration in the field of groundwater resource assessment and management. In other words, once you have established a contact with an organisation or expert abroad and defined a common grounwater project you can use the Environment. It contains a Project Workspace, Audio-Video Conferencing and a public Discussion Forum for exchange of information and knowledge on groundwater-related topics (read further…)