Groundwater Resources and Climate (GRAPHIC)


Transporting water © UNESCO/Giorgio Faedo
© UNESCO/Giorgio Faedo
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.



Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water worldwide and plays a critical role in supporting food and energy production.


UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) is organizing the Steering Committee Meeting of the Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change Netw