The U.S. Water Alliance is hosting a four-part webinar series Hydraulic Fracturing: Beyond Name Calling to Real Environmental Protection. Register now for the third webinar, Practical Considerations for Management, Re-use, and Disposal of “Waste” Waters, which will take place on March 18, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST.
Shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing issues and opportunities are often politically-charged, emotion-filled debates. There’s a need to share more facts, identify data gaps and policy choices, and discuss practical steps to reduce risks. This series will bring together experts in water, energy, and conservation to explore the most important issues and disclose the most successful steps to prevent problems through each stage of the process, from locating an operation to site closure and restoration. The webinars won’t be “technical” but will involve presenters with technical expertise from industry, and regulatory, policy, and environmental NGO sectors. Ben Grumbles, President of the U.S. Water Alliance and former EPA Assistant Administrator will moderate the series.
Webinar 1: Knowing Your Watershed and Assessing Potential Environmental, Economic, and Social Impacts – Now available for on demand viewing, please click here to view now.
Webinar 2: Transparency that Benefits All – Disclosing Fracturing Fluids and Operations – Now available for on demand viewing, please click here to view now.
Webinar 3: Practical Considerations for Management, Re-use, and Disposal of “Waste” Waters – Now available for on demand viewing, please click here to view now.
One of the most important questions for drilling and fracturing operators is this: How best to capture, store, treat, reuse, and/or dispose properly of the large volumes of “frack water” and “produced water” that come to the surface over time? Experts will describe the range of factors, including legal responsibilities and technical and financial constraints for stormwater and wastewater effluent under the Clean Water Act and underground injection for disposal under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Other site-specific, watershed based considerations will come to the surface, as well.