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History

Aug 2000Start of WHYMAP at CGMW General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro
Dec 2000Draft project proposal, IAH-Meeting, Cape Town
Aug 2001Creation of the WHYMAP consortium (UNESCO + CGMW + IAH + BGR), Paris
Jan 2002Setting up the WHYMAP executing unit at BGR
Mar 2003Participation of WHYMAP in the 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto 
Jun 2003WHYMAP Steering Committee Meeting, Koblenz
Mar 20042nd Steering Committee Meeting, Paris
Aug 2004Presentation of a 'Special Edition' of the Groundwater Resources Map of the World, 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence
Apr 2005 3rd Steering Committee Meeting, Paris
Mar 2006
Presentation of the map 'Groundwater Resources of the World - Transboundary Aquifer Systems', 4th World Water Forum, Mexico City
Nov 2006Recharge meeting for the Groundwater Resources Map of the World at IAEA , Vienna
Jan 2007Consortium Meeting, Paris
Sep 2007Presentation of the proof of the Groundwater Resources Map of the World, XXXV IAH Congress, Lisboa
Aug 2008Presentation of the final Groundwater Resources Map of the World, 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo
Mar 2012Presentation of the map 'River And Groundwater Basins of the World', 6th World Water Forum, Marseille
Apr 2015Presentation of the map 'Global Groundwater Vulnerability to Floods and Droughts', 7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk
Sep 2017Presentation of the 'World Karst Aquifer Map', 44th Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Dubrovnik

The development and maintenance of the WHYMAP GIS will continue with the help of UNESCO - IHP, providing consolidated groundwater related information to support international water management activities.

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