UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Shale Network has announced the theme and dates of the 2021 annual workshop. The theme of the 2021 workshop is “Shale Gas: Future and Developing Issues.” The workshop will take place remotely May 13-14 and include virtual field trips, invited talks, panel discussions and pre-recorded presentations.
The workshop provides an opportunity for citizen scientists, researchers, government officials, energy company representatives, and environmental professionals to compare lessons learned about water and environmental issues within areas where shale energy development is occurring. Registration for the workshop will open in January 2021.
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 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection participates in organizing parts of the workshop. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has also provided funding in past years.