Transfer of Knowledge
GRAPHIC is platform for the exchange of knowledge between groundwater scientists, resource managers, and policy makers.
Study regions include several high profile aquifer systems.
Global Groundwater Community
GRAPHIC provides scientific-based and policy-relevant recommendations.
Climate Change & Recharge
GRAPHIC studies recharge under past, present, and future climate.
Welcome to GRAPHIC
GRAPHIC (Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change) is a UNESCO-IHP project, seeking to improve our understanding of how groundwater interacts within the global water cycle, how it supports ecosystems and humankind and, in turn, responds to complex and coupled pressures of human activity and climate change. GRAPHIC was developed to successfully achieve these objectives within a global context and represents a collaborative effort that serves as an umbrella for international research and education.
Through a variety of regional working groups and case studies, GRAPHIC outlines areas of international research, covering major geographical regions, groundwater resource topics, and methods to help advance the knowledge required to address both the scientific and social aspects of this field.
Read more about GRAPHIC.
News and Events
- GRAPHIC in the news (February 9, 2016): GRAPHIC in “The Most Important Water Stories of 2015“
- GRAPHIC in the news (Dec 15, 2015): “Water gained stature at Paris Climate talks“
- GRAPHIC in the news (Dec 7, 2015): “Water resources highlighted in climate adaptation plans“
- GRAPHIC in the news (Dec 1, 2015): “Scientists urge greater attention to groundwater in climate adaptation“
- Official launch of GRAPHIC’s 2015 Position Paper at COP21, Paris, France, Nov 30-Dec 11, 2015. Read more here.
- Annual GRAPHIC meeting at IAH Congress, Marrakech, Morocco: Monday September 15, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
- New GRAPHIC study on two karst aquifers in Lebanon, funded by NSF-USAID Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). Read more here.
- New GRAPHIC study on interannual to multidecadal climate variability of U.S. Principal Aquifers, funded by NSF Hydrologic Science Program. Read more here.