Help WRI turn ideas into action all over the world.

You are here

Global Shale Gas and Water Risk

United States Office

10 G Street, NE
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Phone: 
1 (202) 729 7600
Fax: 
1 (202) 729 7610

On Thursday, September 11, WRI hosted a special briefing in Washington, D.C. for the Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks. This analysis, authored by experts from the World Resources Institute, was the first to show how freshwater availability could limit shale oil and gas development in many parts of the world.

Policy makers, energy companies, investors, and civil society groups should view this report as an essential resource to help protect water security while promoting energy security through shale resource development internationally.

Lead author Paul Reig detailed the report’s findings, conducted a tutorial for the interactive web map accompanying the report, and answered questions.

 

Water
Aqueduct

Stay Connected

Sign up for our newsletters

Get our latest commentary, upcoming events, publications, maps and data. Sign up for the weekly WRI Digest.