GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy will host the Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum and the Unconventional Oil & Gas Water Management Forum July 9-11, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. One registration covers both events.
The GWPC announced this week the addition of scheduled presentations on groundwater protection and proactive measures to ensure public health and safety at the forum, a technical conference providing the scientific basis for stray gas investigations, including fundamentals on the physical and chemical properties and the transportation of stray gases. Other discussion topics scheduled for the event include baseline data collection and interpretations, geochemical data evaluation, source diagnostics, threat assessment, case studies and rapid response protocols.
The Unconventional Oil & Gas Water Management Forum will focus on the challenges of managing and protecting water resources in areas where development of unconventional oil and gas resources is rapidly expanding. The event will spotlight the life cycle of water in exploration and production, including the status of current regulations and the potential risks and challenges associated with safe-guarding and managing water resources, well bore integrity, water quality monitoring, and waste handling and disposal.
Event Partners include: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Texas Bureau of Economic Geology; Texas Water Resources Institute; Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources; Western States Water Council; Clean TX Foundation; ATI Clean Energy Incubator at UT Austin; Oklahoma Water Resources Board; Oklahoma Corporation Commission (Oil & Gas Division); Oklahoma Water Survey; Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission; Association of State Drinking Water Administrators; National Rural Water Association; National Ground Water Association; Independent Petroleum Producers of America; Environmental Defense Fund; and Environmental Friendly Drilling.
Conference reservation rates are available at the Gaylord Texan at a discount rate through June 25th at (817) 778 2000. To register online or learn about Student and Local Government Event Scholarships, as well as Event Sponsorship opportunities, visit www.gwpc.org/events.
About the GWREF: The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is an arm of the Ground Water Protection Council and provides a forum for stakeholder communication and research in order to improve governments’ role in the protection and conservation of groundwater.