H083:
Management of water quantity and quality in unconventional energy development





Session ID#: 25447

Session Description:
Unconventional energy development, such as hydraulic fracturing, has played a critical role in enhancing national energy security. However, this development has been accompanied by a series of environmental concerns, particularly impacts on water resources. Management of water quality and quantity used by unconventional energy development is a challenging problem and imposes difficult decisions on decision makers and stakeholders. This session will discuss and enhance understanding of water quantity and quality issues in unconventional energy development. We invite interdisciplinary talks and topics, including but not limited to source water identification, potential impacts of water withdrawal, risk assessment of contamination of underground sources of drinking water, water supply and demand analysis, water reuse, water footprints, life cycle analysis, treatment of produced water and flowback water, monitoring and assessment of wastewater leakage, model development, policy and decision analysis, and best management practices.
Primary Convener:  Xiaodong Zhang, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Computational Earth Science (EES-16), Los Alamos, NM, United States
Convener:  Velimir V Vesselinov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Computational Earth Sciences (EES-16), Los Alamos, NM, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Emily Grubert, University of California, Berkeley, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Berkeley, CA, United States
Robert C Reedy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Kyle Edward Murray, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Leonard, OK, United States, Matthew Weingarten, Stanford University, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States and Bridget R Scanlon, Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Xiaodong Zhang1, Alexander Y Sun2, Ian J. Duncan2 and Velimir V Vesselinov1, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Toby Ann Halamka, Boulder, CO, United States and Shemin Ge, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States

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