IGRAC, UNESCO-IHE, Deltares and Royal Eijkelkamp joined forces to facilitate and promote advanced groundwater monitoring technology and innovative practices at a global scale. On 17-19 March 2014, 46 groundwater experts came together in Beijing, China, for the workshop 'Advancing Groundwater Monitoring in China'. The workshop was organised in the framework of the Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) programme and in close cooperation with Geological Survey of China.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together national and international groundwater experts to review the state of groundwater monitoring in China and set future directions. The Global Groundwater Monitoring Network (GGMN) programme was introduced and its possible relation to groundwater monitoring in China was discussed. The workshop addressed new monitoring technologies, groundwater monitoring optimisation and other related aspects of monitoring networks. The workshop was also intended to build synergies and strengthen international cooperation.