IGRAC event during 197th UNESCO Executive Board

Event Date

On Tuesday 13 October 2015, IGRAC will be presented to delegates of the member states of UNESCO, during the 197th UNESCO Executive Board. During the session "Groundwater: Our Hidden Treasure", the main objective will be to show the importance of groundwater as freshwater source and discuss how IGRAC as UNESCO Category II Centre could assist Member States.


13 October 2015 – 14:00 - 14:45

UNESCO HQ, Paris, France

Fontenoy Building, Room IX

 14:00 - 14:03

 Video projection

 "Groundwater, the Hidden Resource"

 14:03 - 14:08

 Welcome address

  •  H.E. Mr Lionel Strenghart Veer
    Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to UNESCO
  • Ms Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros
    Secretary of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP),
    Director of the UNESCO Division of Water Sciences
 14:08 - 14:18

 The planet’s groundwater resources: status, trends  and challenges

  • Mr Marc Leblanc
    University of Avignon, France
 14:18 - 14:25

 What can UNESCO do?

  • Mr Neno Kukuric
    Director of IGRAC
 14:25 - 14:30

 What can Member States do?

  • H.E. Mr Lionel Strenghart Veer
 14:30 - 14:45  Q & A