On 31 May and 1 June, IGRAC gave a training workshop for SADC-GMI staff on how to work with the SADC Groundwater Information Portal (GIP). This SADC-GIP has recently been launched and is developed by IGRAC. SADC-GIP a map-based information system providing access to the harmonised SADC Hydrogeological Map and Atlas as well as other relevant groundwater-related maps like the WHYMAP Global Groundwater Vulnerability Map to Floods and Droughts and IGRAC's Map of Transboundary Aquifers of the World.
SADC Groundwater Management Institute
The Southern African Development Community Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is a newly established regional centre of excellence on groundwater hosted by the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein, South Africa on behalf of and under the strategic guidance of the SADC Secretariat, Directorate of Infrastructure and Services - Water Division, in Gaborone, Botswana.
SADC GIP (Groundwater Information Portal)
At the launch of SADC-GMI, many member states indicated that access to hydrogeological maps is one of the priorities. Therefore SADC-GMI took the initiative to revive access to the results from the SADC Hydrogeological Mapping Project by commissioning IGRAC to develop the SADC Groundwater Information Portal. This SADC-GIP is now available online and gives access to the harmonised hydrogeological map for the SADC region, borehole data and associated information. Access the portal here.