2018 Shale Network Workshop

Integrating data about Shale Gas development: Toward a more collaborative future

The seventh annual Shale Network workshop is scheduled for May 17 and 18 on the the Penn State, University Park campus and the nearby Atherton Hotel in State College.

The workshop facilitates 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 2018 workshop is "Integrating data about Shale Gas development: Toward a more collaborative future."

Date(s): May 17 and 18, 2018

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 provides 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. 

Tentantive Agenda

May 17 -

Time TBA: Pre-workshop activities: Field Trip and Computer Module

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Icebreaker 

May 18 -

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Workshop and Poster Session 

Click here to register for 2018 workshop 

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