2017 Shale Network Workshop

Sharing data about shale gas development: from drilling to disposal

The sixth annual Shale Network workshop was held May 18 and 19 on the the Penn State, University Park campus and at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pa.

The workshop facilitated a conversation about water quality in the Marcellus Shale natural gas play between academics and representatives from government agencies, gas and environmental industries, citizen science groups and more.

The theme of the workshop was “Sharing data about shale gas development from drilling to disposal.”

Date(s): May 18 and 19, 2017

Location: Atherton Hotel, State College, Pa., and Penn State, University Park campus

About the Workshop

All participants took part in sharing and interpreting water quality and quantity data related to shale gas development.

The Shale Network is a collaborative effort between Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences Inc. (CUAHSI) to collect and analyze data on water quality in the Marcellus Shale drilling region. The workshop provided an opportunity for nonscientists, researchers, experts, government officials, and members of the gas and environmental industries to compare lessons learned about water issues within the northeastern region of shale gas development. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is co-organized the workshop. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) also provided funding.


Click here for the 2017 Shale Network agenda 


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