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Transporting water © UNESCO/Giorgio Faedo
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Annual GRAPHIC Meeting & Workshop, IAH Congress, Rome, Italy: Sunday September 13, 2015, 9:30 – 13:00
  • Held during the 42nd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Congress “Hydrogeology: Back to the Future!”
  • Location: Sapienza University of Rome
  • GRAPHIC Workshop Objectives: The objectives of the workshop are to review past activities by GRAPHIC and the IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change and discuss plan for upcoming activities, including new publications and future meetings, including COP21 in Paris, December 2015. In particular, a major portion of the workshop will be devoted to discussing the second edition of the GRAPHIC book titled Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resources: A Global Synthesis of Findings and Recommendations. Workshop organizers will describe the first edition and will solicit authors who are interested in contributing to the second edition.
  • Additional details about the GRAPHIC Workshop are available here:
  • For additional details contact Jason Gurdak (email: or Mac Lablanc (email:


Annual GRAPHIC Meeting, Marrakech, Morocco: Monday September 15, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Held during the 41st IAH International Congress “Groundwater: Challenges and Strategies”
  • Ryad Mogador Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
  • contact Marc Lablanc for additional details


Annual GRAPHIC Meeting

  • Perugia, Italy; May 16-17, 2003


GRAPHIC Coordination Meeting with G@GPS
  • IAH Congress, Niagara Falls, Canada; September 16, 2012. View Meeting Agenda.
6th World Water Forum
  • GRAPHIC invited speaker: thematic session 3.3.2: Coping with uncertainties related to climate and global change in water planning and management
  • GRAPHIC convened side event: Groundwater and climate change with a focus on Mediterranean coastal aquifers
  • Marseilles, France; March 13, 2012.


Annual GRAPHIC Meeting
  • San Francisco, California, USA; coordinated with the AGU Fall 2011 Meeting; December 6-7, 2011
1st UNESCO-GRAPHIC Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) Seminar, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic: June 30 – July, 2011
  • Seminar title: Groundwater resources, climate change, and human pressures: assessment and adaptation in Latin American & the Caribbean
  • Participant list


International Symposium: Groundwater as a key for adaptation to changing climate and society
  • Kyoto, Japan, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN); Nov 14-16, 2006
GRAPHIC Workshop: Methods for the study of long-term groundwater dynamics
  • Tozeur, South Tunisia; November 1-5, 2010
  • workshop coordinated with INQUA, LRAE, and IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change


5th World Water Forum
  • Istanbul, Turkey; March 16-22, 2009
  • GRAPHIC contribution in session ‘Thinking beyond the water box: What adaptation to global and climate change? and roundtable discussion on ‘adaptation measures for drying rural areas’.
Annual GRAPHIC Meeting
  • Paris, France, UNESCO-IHP; April 23, 2009


AGU Fall Meeting Session on ‘Advanced Methods of Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Aridity, Humanity and Climate Change’
  • San Francisco, California, USA; Dec 15-19, 2008
  • GRAPHIC convened session and had several presentations
International Conference on ‘Water scarcity, global change, and groundwater management responses’
  • Irvine, California, USA; Dec 1-5, 2008
  • GRAPHIC participation and presentation of outcomes from the Kampala conference
Workshop on ‘Climate change in the Maghreb: Thresholds and limits to adaptation’
  • Marrakech, Morocco; Nov 25-26, 2008
  • GRAPHIC participation in the workshop
  • >50 participants
36th IAH Congress
  • Toyama, Japan; Oct 26 – Nov, 2008
  • Special session on GRAPHIC and official launch of GRAPHIC-Asia & Pacific regional component.
  • >70 participants
International Conference on Groundwater and Climate in Africa
  • Kampala, Uganda; June 24-28, 2008
  • Special session on GRAPHIC and launch of GRAPHIC-Africa regional component.
  • Nassau, The Bahamas; March 17-19, 2008
  • Official launch of GRAPHIC-LAC regional component.


International Symposium on GRAPHIC
  • Kyoto, Japan, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN); April 4-6, 2006