SS-26 Reflecting on Regulating Water Security for Unconventional Gas and Oil

Topic: 3. Water security in a changing world
Date: 2017-05-31
Time from: 09:00:00
Time to: 09:30:00
Room: Cozumel 2

This session seeks to advance understanding of regulatory and policy regimes around the world in relation to the use of water for shale oil and gas production. Regulatory and policy issues surrounding the water use for hydraulic fracturing are present at every stage of operations, requiring operators to understand the legal, political, and hydrological context of their surroundings. Speakers will examine who is fracing and where, water allocation, managing wastewater, and other water impacts, including public acceptance. Some of the research presented will be included in an edited book on water security in the context of shale production, currently in preparation.