*FULLY BOOKED* Shale Oil And Gas And Its Impact On The Water Industry - The Truths, Myths And Legends
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*FULLY BOOKED* Shale Oil And Gas And Its Impact On The Water Industry - The Truths, Myths And Legends


The event will be live streamed, click here to access the web page. There is no need to book if you are joining the event online.


Join the Institute of Water South West Area as we investigate Shale Oil and Gas Exploration with RSKW Ltd.


RSKW has advised water and energy companies internationally on issues relating to shale oil and gas extraction - from geological, groundwater and general environmental perspectives, as well as delivering guidance on strategic risk management.  RSKW are part of a European and US consortium currently mid-way through the delivery of a €2.7 million project, researching the environmental aspects of Shale Gas operations.  The project - known as SHEER (SHale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks) is funded through the HORIZON 2020 programme. The project outputs will inform the legislation for and regulation of Unconventional Oil and Gas across the whole of Europe. http://www.sheerproject.eu/


Water management and shale oil and gas 

Andrew Gunning of RSKW Ltd will address the truths, myths and legends surrounding exploration for shale oil and gas. Initially developed in the US, this was an emergent phenomenon which resulted in a rapid increase in onshore drilling using the evolving techniques of horizontal drilling and ‘fracking’. This presentation draws on experience gained from project work for UK water companies and the EU SHEER project, in assessing risks to drinking water aquifers, the regulations in place to mitigate those risks and areas where further investigation is required. 


Kindly hosted by the University of Bath, this event will also provide an opportunity to hear about WIRC @ Bath and the WISE CDT. The Water Innovation Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath) launched in October 2014 and is a major initiative between the University of Bath and Wessex Water. WIRC @ Bath is a multi-disciplinary research Centre which tackles challenges around the whole water cycle via its key themes: urban water management, catchment area management, water supply from source to tap, wastewater collection and treatment, water in the circular economy, sensors and big data, water awareness and customer behaviour, and coastal & ocean engineering.


Launched in September 2014, the WISE CDT (Water Informatics: Science & Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training) is a joint initiative between the GW4 Alliance: the universities of Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff. The WISE CDT has forged strong links with the water industry internationally and is delivering ground breaking research integrating ‘big data’ with ‘smart technologies’ for future sustainable water solutions. 


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This evening is shared with CIWEM and PIG and will be a popular event so please register early.


Live Streaming

This event will be live streamed, click here to access the web page. There is no need to book if you are joining the event online.



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Event Details

Chancellors’ Building, Room 4-1, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

South West

November 23rd 2016

November 23rd 2016

Start Time
17.30 for 18.00

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