Apr 09, 2012

NGWA Forum To Examine Hydraulic Fracturing and Groundwater

Will discuss scientific, technical issues and regulations

The National Ground Water Assn. is holding a one-day forum entitled "Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater" on June 27, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

This forum will bring together experts to examine and discuss scientific and technical issues regarding hydraulic fracturing including groundwater protection and the potential for impacts to drinking water supplies. Topics that will be addressed, among others, include:

  • -Water testing
  • -Well construction integrity
  • -Technologies for wastewater management.

The program lineup also includes presentations on baseline geology, hydraulic fracturing studies and active groundwater monitoring. A panel discussion with representatives from three states with concentrated hydraulic fracturing activities will address current and pending regulations.