British Geological Survey explores groundwater monitoring and protection | Shale Gas Environmental Summit 2014

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Robert Ward, Director of Groundwater Science, British Geological Survey provides insight into Groundwater monitoring and protection at SMi’s 5th annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit Conference, 27-28 October 2014, London, UK.

Shale Gas Environmental Summit

Oil and gas companies are keen to go ahead but communities targeted for fracking are worried about earthquakes and groundwater contamination. - BSA West Midlands Branch, 2014

Is fracking for shale gas the answer to the looming energy crisis or is it a disaster waiting to happen? Opinions are split. Oil and gas companies are keen to go ahead but communities targeted for fracking are worried about earthquakes and groundwater contamination. Robert Ward, Director of Groundwater Science, British Geological Survey will be speaking at this year's summit to explore groundwater monitoring and protection at this year's summit. Highlights from the presentation include:
(Source: British Science Association, West Midlands prestige lecture: Fracking, 2014)

  • The potential contaminants of concern and their management
  • Understanding how shale gas and related contaminants could leak
  • How to find out if shale gas is leaking? The importance of a good baseline
  • Protecting groundwater: the relationship between shale and aquifers

This year's Shale Gas Environmental Summit will provide the ideal platform for various industry representatives including operators, environmentalists, campaigners, NGOs, academics and researchers to come together and discuss the environmental aspects of shale gas extraction and production to discuss and debate the current developments of shale gas. Other speakers will include the The National Physical Laboratory, Plexus Energy, Water UK, Bath and North East Somerset Council, No Hot Air, UK Onshore Operations Group, MWH Global plus many more.

2014 Key Discussions

  • How to monitor and enforce the regulations?
  • Does the UK need more rigid laws for fracking?
  • What are the resulting impacts on climate change and wildlife?
  • What are the impacts on water?

There is currently a £300 reduced rate through online registrations, using the following code: SMI3A7A.

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For more information please visit:

5th annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit
27-38 October, 2014
Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel, London, UK
http://www.shalegassummit.co.uk

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