Protecting groundwater during hydraulic fracturing is focus of NGWA June forum

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WESTERVILLE, OH, USA — April 5, 2012 -- The National Ground Water Association is holding a one-day forum entitled “Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater” June 27, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.

This forum will bring together experts to examine and discuss scientific and technical issues regarding hydraulic fracturing including groundwater protection and the potential for impacts to drinking water supplies. Topics that will be addressed, among others, include:

  • Water testing
  • Well construction integrity
  • Technologies for wastewater management.

The program lineup also includes presentations on baseline geology, hydraulic fracturing studies, and active groundwater monitoring. A panel discussion with representatives from three states with concentrated hydraulic fracturing activities will address current and pending regulations.

To learn more about this forum, as well as the many other NGWA educational offerings available, visit the events/education section on our Web site or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791).

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NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.

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