Water Scarcity In Texas: Rushing Ahead Of Science Could Scuttle Solutions
Water scarcity is a challenge facing many Texas communities, and it’s encouraging to see how many state leaders are proactively exploring solutions to our growing water needs. This has brought the oil and gas industry and the massive volumes of water it uses and produces each year into the conversation.
Doublethink In The Desert: The Myth Of Recycling In The Permian Basin
Everyone is familiar with the water cut statistics: three to seven barrels of produced water emerge from the ground per barrel of oil. This oft-cited statistic is useful to appreciate the scale of the volumes of water produced in the Permian Basin. However, it does not tell the whole story.
Scientists Identify Opportunities To Better Understand Oilfield Wastewater
Collaborative research is a critical element for identifying unforeseen risks associated with using the oil industry’s wastewater outside the oilfield. That’s the recommendation of a new peer-reviewed paper accepted this week in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM).
What To Watch As The Texas Legislature Takes Up Climate, Energy, Water, And More
We’re past the midpoint of the Texas legislative session and the bill filing deadline is behind us. Because the legislature only meets for five months every other year, there’s a lot to accomplish in a short span.
EPA-New Mexico Wastewater Report Is A Conversation Starter, Not The Final Word
When it comes to answering questions about whether the oil and gas industry’s wastewater can be safely reused for other purposes, like food crops, livestock, or even drinking water, there are a number of other serious factors to be considered.
State Leaders Concerned About Safety Of Reusing Oil And Gas Wastewater
Regulators from across the country met in Vermont this week at the Environmental Council of the State’s (ECOS) fall meeting to discuss some of the nation’s most pressing environmental challenges. I joined members of ECOS’ Shale Gas Caucus to discuss an emerging threat imminently impacting oil and gas-producing states: the question of what to do with the massive amount of wastewater produced by the oil and gas industry each year.
The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018
Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?
Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?
As the popularity of hydraulic fracturing continues to strain available water supplies, a new technology may be the key to recycling produced water in an affordable way.
Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.
Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?
A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.