Integrated Water Resource Management - IWRM

Summary of Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction; A Report by the Pacific Institute

Brian Luenow
Started by Brian Luenow on
16 Aug 2012 at 21:39
Know-how: Project Management, Advocacy

The EPA reports that fracking shale gas wells requires between 2.3 and 3.8 million gallons of water per well, and an additional 40,000-1,000,000 gallons is required to drill the well.  However, the report goes on to note that this number can be up to 13 million gallons per well in addition to the water needed to drill the well.

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Claudia Casarotto
Thanks for the excellent summary of the report: really interesting! Large water abstractions, water contamination, chemical spills, earthquakes, collapsing of infrastructures are all negative effects of fracking. It is interesting to know that in many states there is no regulation on fracking and companies are not requires to even mention where and when they are fracking. Are you aware of some examples of successful regulation on the matter? I would be glad if you could share them with us! I also find this video very informative give it a look!
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