2011 Annual Forum


Meeting Competing Demands with Finite Groundwater Resources
When: 
September 24-28, 2011
Where: 
Atlanta, GA

Final Agenda
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Day 1 Overview

Day 1 - Sunday, September 25th

Water / Energy Division Roundtable Discussion:

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The Issue of Diesel in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid: The Federal Initiative and the States Perspectives
Leslie Savage, Texas RRC
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Discussion of the New York Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Hydraulic Fracturing:
Don Drazan, NY DEC
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Methane Farming through Use of Indigenous Microbes -
Roland P. DeBruyn, Luca Technologies Inc.
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Water Efficiency of Texas Shale Plays
Jean-Philippe (JP) Nicot, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
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Haynesville Shale: Significance of Early Adaptive Water Resource Management, Regional/Industry/State Cooperation and a Driver for State Water Use Reform
Gary M. Hanson, Red River Watershed Management Institute
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North Carolina’s Study of Shale Potential Shale Gas Development
Evan Kane, North Carolina DENR
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Evaluation of State Surveillance and Enforcement Methods: Proposed Study
Bill Bryson, KS Geological Survey

Day 2 Overview

Day 2 - Monday, September 26th

Groundwater Sustainability

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Welcome to Georgia!
Linda MacGregor, Chief Watershed Protection Branch at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
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Groundwater Use in Georgia
Jim Kennedy, Georgia State Geologist
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Tapping the Tennessee River: the Solution to Georgia's Water Woes
William “Brad” Carver, Environmental Attorney
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The Coca-Cola Company Global Water Stewardship
Greg Koch, Director of Global Water Stewardship for the Coca-Cola Company
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WaterSMART Use and Availability Assessment
William “Bill” Alley, Chief, Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey
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Sustaining Water Resources
Ann Codrington, USEPA Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water

Alternative Water Resources

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Water Supply in Coastal Georgia—Meeting Water Demand Using Alternative Water Sources to the Upper Floridian Aquifer
John S. Clarke -USGS Georgia Water Science Center
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Brackish Groundwater in the Coastal Plain of Alabama: An Historic Resource with Implications for the Future
Marlon R. Cook - Geological Survey of Alabama
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Implementation of Brackish Groundwater Desalination Using Wind-Generated Electricity as a Proxy for Energy Storage: A Case Study of the Energy-Water Nexus in Texas
Mary E. Clayton, University of Texas
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Zero Discharge Water Management for Horizontal Shale Gas Well Development: Results of Large Scale Testing
Paul F. Ziemkiewicz, West Virginia Water Research Institute

Groundwater Quality

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National Ground Water Association’s ANSI Water Well Construction Standard
Kevin McCray, CAE - National Ground Water Association
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Effects of experimental passive artificial recharge of treated surface water on water quality in the Equus Beds aquifer, 2009-2010
Linda Pickett Garinger, USGS, KS Water Science Center
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Delaware’s Economical Approach to Assessing Statewide Groundwater Quality
John T. Barndt, P.G., Delaware Department of Natural Resources
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Tracking Water with Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS)
Paul Jehn, GWPC

Managing Water & Energy Efficiency: Uses of Groundwater for Energy

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The Increasing Pressure for Groundwater Sources for Natural Gas Development in the Headwaters of the Susquehanna River Basin
Brooks G. Abeln, P.G. Susquehanna River Basin Commission
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Groundwater and Agricultural Bioenergy Feedstock Production
Noel Gollehon, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
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An Integrated Water Management Strategy for Power Generation; a Central Georgia Case Study
Larry Neal, AMEC,Leonard Ledbetter, & Dean Alford, Allied Energy Services
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Competition for Water Use in Utility-Scale Solar Power Systems
Jordan Macknick, Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Your GWPC: Past, Present, and Future:

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GWPC Founder & Past-President
David Bolin, Alabama Oil & Gas;
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GWPC Immediate Past-President
Joe Lee, Pennsylvania DEP
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GWPC President
Stan Belieu, Nebraska O&G

Groundwater Management: Planning and Protection of Drinking Water Supply

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An Overview of the South Carolina Capacity Use and Water Use and Reporting Programs
Paul L. Bristol, and Alexander Butler, SCDHEC
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Groundwater Use and the Need for a State-wide Groundwater Level Monitoring Network in South Carolina
Harriet H. Gilkerson, SCDHEC
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US EPA’s Community-Based Water Resiliency Initiative: An Integral Part of Holistic Water Resource Planning
Karen Edwards, USEPA, Water Security Division
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An Analysis and Evaluation of Factors Influencing Capacity Development of Public Water Systems in Mississippi
Alan Barefield, Mississippi State University Extension
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Sustainable Groundwater Use for Power Generation in Georgia, Case Study
Neven Kresic & Leonard Ledbetter AMEC, Jim Kennedy, GA EPD, Dean Alford, Allied Energy Services
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Consumptive water use estimates for thermoelectric power plants in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin - Timothy H. Diehl-USGS, TN Water Science Center
Jennifer C. Murphy, USGS
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Groundwater Sustainable Yield Assessment in Prioritized Aquifers of Georgia Coastal Plain Aquifer System - James Kennedy, GA EPD
Katherine H. Zitsch
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Hydroinformatics to Assess Management Regimes: Using Directed Networks and a Groundwater Decision Support System to Span Science and Policy -Suzanne A. Pierce - Jackson School of Geosciences
John M. Sharp
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Groundwater Flooding – Unforeseen Consequences of Flood Control and Water Conservation in Dayton, Ohio
Brent E. Huntsman, Terran Corporation

Protecting Groundwater from Energy Impacts

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Internal and External Mechanical Integrity as Part of Unconventional Gas Development
J. Daniel Arthur, ALL Consulting
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A model for relating environmental variation to water permit violations at thermoelectric facilities in the Taunton River watershed
Seth Sheldon, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Water Issues Related to Coal Mining in the Appalachian Basin
Paul Ziemkiewicz, West Virginia University

The Environmental Sustainability of Nuclear Energy

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A Holistic Approach to Environmental Stewardship: Water Use, Electric Power, and Nuclear Energy
William Skaff, Nuclear Energy Institute
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The Fukushima Accident and Nuclear Safety in the United States
Chris Thornell, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
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Used Nuclear Fuel Management: Storage and Recycling
William Murphy, Duke Energy

Carbon Capture & Storage & Groundwater

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Modeling and Mapping the Area of Potential Impact for Class VI CO2 Injection Wells
Stephen R. Kraemer, USEPA Office of R&D, Athens
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Examining salinity restrictions for CO2 sequestration: Suggestions from basin to reservoir scales. -Margo Corum, U.S. Geological Survey
Madalyn S. Blondes
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Water Demand for Carbon Capture – Electricity Generation
Erik Shuster, USDOE-NETL
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Extraction of Formation Water from CO2 Storage Reservoirs
Ryan J. Klapperich, Energy & Environmental Research Center
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The USDOE Sequestration R&D Program: MVA for Groundwater Protection
John Litynski, Office of Coal Power R&D, USDOE - NETL

Water Use and Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear Power Generation: Water Needs and Environmental Impacts: NRC Review and Analysis
Nebiyu Tiruneh, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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An Overview of the Nuclear Power Industry’s Ground Water Protection and Underground Piping and Tanks Integrity Initiatives
Kathy Yhip, Nuclear Energy
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Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Water Reclamation Facility
Robert Lotts, Arizona Public Service
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Recycling Mine Pool Water for Electricity Generation: Limerick Generating Station
Exelon Representative

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Disclosure Initiatives

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FracFocus: Overview of history, process and public outreach efforts:
Mike Nickolaus, GWPC
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E-Reference: Promoting Regulatory Transparency
Gerry Baker, IOGCC
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RBDMS Hydraulic Fracturing Module:
Paul Jehn, GWPC

Day 3 Overview

Day 3 Tuesday, September 27th

General Session-- Water / Agriculture Nexus: Groundwater Quality and Quantity Issues Related to Agriculture

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Power, Water and Everything Else
Marty Link, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
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United States Department of Agriculture: Resources Conservation Assessment
Noel Gollehon, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
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Agricultural and Groundwater: An Overview of Current Issues
Mike Wireman, USEPA Region 8
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High Nitrate in Shallow Groundwater: Status and Implications for Our Linked Surface-Water and Groundwater Resources
Neil M. Dubrovsky, USGS
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“25x’25” – America’s Energy Future
Michael Bowman, National Steering Committee, “25x’25”
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The Groundwater/Energy/Food Nexus – Robert Hagevoort,
Jay LazarusGlorieta Geoscience Inc

Groundwater & Agriculture

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Conjunctive Regional Management to Offset Declining Water Supplies
Dean Pennington, Yazoo Mississippi Delta Joint Water
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Keeping it on the Farm: Potential Water Quality and Quantity Impacts of On-Farm Storage Reservoirs
Mary Love Tagert, MSU, MS Water Resources Res. Institute
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A Farm Storage Reservoir Optimization Model for the Mississippi Delta - Charles Wax, Robert Thornton, Chad Swindoll, Jason Sydejko, Mississippi State University
Jonathan Pote Mississippi State University
Binary Data Presentation 13d
USEPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Groundwater & Agriculture
Roy Simon, USEPA

Class VI UIC Implementation Session

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Timing for Applying for Class VI Primacy and Issuing Class VI Permits
Lisa M. McWhirter, USEPA OGWDW
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Geologic Sequestration Data System
Joe Tiago, OGWDW, USEPA

Reducing the Need of Fresh Groundwater Use for Energy Production

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Innovative Process to Upgrade Shale Gas Produced Water for Recycling verse Deep Well Injection
Tom Lewis, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc.
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Air versus Water Cooling in Engineered Geothermal Systems
Joanna McFarlane, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Beneficial Reuse in the Oilfield: A Study of Water Distillation Technology and Beneficial Reuse of Waste Brine
Dave Bell, Purestream
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Environmental Costs of Managing Geological Brines Produced or Extracted During Energy Development
Christopher Harto, Argonne National Laboratory.
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Deep Shale Development and Water Use, Part Three: Even Liquid-Rich Shales are Relatively Water Efficient
Matthew Mantell, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

State Regulator / USEPA Rountable Brownbag Lunch Session

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Roy Simon, USEPA
Roy Simon, USEPA

Aquifer Management for Water Quality

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Long-Term Potable Supply in Southold New York: Managing a Limited Freshwater Aquifer in a Largely Agricultural Region
Daniel O’Rourke, CDM
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Exploring Sustainable Regional Groundwater Supply Alternatives to Manage Saltwater Intrusion in the Hilton Head Island Area - Kristina Masterson; Mark Maimone, and Katherine Zitsch, CDM; James Kennedy, GA DNR
Robert Fitzgerald, CDM
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Simulated Influences of Upgradient Multi-Aquifer Wells on the Movement of Contaminants to Public-Supply Wells
Sandra M. Eberts, USGS

Source Water

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Protecting Your Water Supply and Your Bottom Line: Shifting Treatment Costs from Ratepayers to Polluters
Alexander Leff, Sher Leff, LLP
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Minnesota’s Source Water Protection Grant Program
Bruce M. Olsen, Minnesota Department of Health
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National/Federal Source Water Program Update
Roy Simon, USEPA HQ

Natural Gas Development Seminar: Groundwater Protection and Hydraulic Fracturing

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Update on Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Shale Gas Production Subcommittee 90-Day Report
Renee Stone, Senior Advisor, Designated Federal Official, US Department of Energy
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Update on EPA’s Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
Jeanne Briskin, USEPA ORD
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Seeking Fact-Based Shale Gas Development Environmental Regulations
Charles “Chip” Groat, Energy Institute
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Regulating Risks from Shale Gas Development: A New RFF Study
Sheila Olmstead, Resources for the Future
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Update on USEPA Guidance on Use of Diesel
Ann Codrington, USEPA
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Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal Lands: The BLM Requirements
Michael Nedd - BLM
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Legislation and Rules & FracFocus.org
Leslie Savage, RRC of Texas
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Environmental Defense Fund Draft Regulatory Development Guide: A Model Regulatory Framework
Scott Kell, Consulting Geologist
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State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations: The Hydraulic Fracturing Multi-Stakeholder Initiative
Lori Wrotenbery, Oklahoma Corp. Comm., O&G Division
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Water Management and Sustainability Planning for Unconventional Resource Development
J. Daniel Arthur, ALL Consulting
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International Perspectives Shale Gas: It’s Not Just in North America Anymore
John Veil, Veil Environmental

Mining Existing Data for New Purposes

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Update: Unregulated Drinking Water Initiative for Environmental Surveillance and Public Health
Lorraine C. Backer, P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Pilot Study to Integrate Existing Karst Flow Data for Kentucky into the National Hydrography Dataset Created by the U.S. Geological Survey
David Jackson, and Robert Blair KY Div. of Water
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The National Ground Water Monitoring Network: Six States Test the Framework Design
William L. Cunningham, USGS
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Development of a National Ground Water Monitoring Network Ground Water Data Portal for Interoperable Data Exchange and Mediation between States and Across the Nation
Jessica Lucido, USGS’s Center for Integrated Data Analytics (CIDA)
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Updating the Framework Document for the National Ground Water Monitoring Network-Incorporating Sound Science and Sensible Realities:
David R. Wunsch, NGWA

Nutrients & Groundwater

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Partnership to Improve Source Water Quality through Habitat Restoration at Remsen, Iowa
Chi Ho Sham, The Cadmus Group
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Near-decadal Changes of Chloride, Dissolved Solids, and Nitrate Concentrations in Groundwater in the United States, 1988-2010
Bruce D. Lindsey, USGS
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Occurrence of Phosphorus in Groundwater of Northwestern Mississippi
Heather L. Welch, USGS
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National Nutrients Initiative
Jim Taft, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
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USEPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Groundwater & Nutrients
Roy Simon, USEPA

Day 4 Overview

Day 4 Wednesday, September 28th

Joint Water Availability & Sustainability and Water Quality Divisions Session

Binary Data Discussion Session
- No presentations given.

Continuation...Natural Gas Development Seminar: Groundwater Protection and Hydraulic Fracturing con't.

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Overview of Geology, Depositional Environments, Thickness, Areas of Gas Production - Joe Lee, PA DEP
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Introductory Description of Hydraulic Fracturing - Matthew Mantell, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
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Water Used for Hydraulic Fracturing: Amounts, Sources, Reuse, & Disposal – David Alleman, ALL Consulting
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Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources in Ohio: How to Protect the Groundwater through Proper Well Construction and Cementing Practices - Tom Tomastik, Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management
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Ground Water Baseline Testing for New Oil and Gas Activities – Why? What’s Important? How to do? - Ed Steele, Swift Worldwide Services
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Development of “Greener” Alternatives - Greg Bradley, Dow Microbial Control
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Disposal Options for Flow Back Water Overview of Shale Gas Produced Water Recovery and Recycling Technologies Options: Implementation, Effectiveness and Economic Lessons Learned - Tom Lewis, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc.
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Geochemistry of Natural Gases in Quaternary through Devonian Age Strata in the Northern Appalachian Basin: Implications for Investigations of Stray Gas Migration - Fred Baldassare, ECHELON Applied Geoscience Consulting
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State Oil and Gas Agency Groundwater Investigations and Their Role in Advancing Regulatory Reforms - Scott Kell, Consulting Geologist