As part of its national study on the potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources, the U.S. EPA recently held technical workshops on Water Acquisition Modeling, and Well Construction/Operation and Subsurface Modeling.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, EPA will host public webinars to provide a summary of each workshop:
- Water Acquisition Modeling: Assessing Impacts Through Modeling and Other Means. Topics will include current and future trends and implications of water recycling/reuse, analysis of existing data on water acquisition, and the generalized approach to modeling effects of hydraulic fracturing water acquisition on water availability. Register here.:
- Well Construction/Operation and Subsurface Modeling. Register here.: Topics will include testing and monitoring techniques for well design, construction and operation; and the process of subsurface modeling of fluid migration to identify and understand potential impact on aquifers.
Workshop materials and presentations are available at this link.