CIWEM South Eastern Branch Meeting: Shale Gas Exploration

Tuesday 21st February 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost £0.00

Event Description

Dear Members,

We would like to let you know of an upcoming event being organised by the South Eastern Branch of CIWEM in collaboration with the Geological Society.

We are pleased to welcome speakers from CIWEM and JBA Consulting to improve your understanding of the planning and environmental impacts of high volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, commonly referred to as ‘fracking’.

Terry Fuller, the chief executive of CIWEM, will open the event with a presentation based on the recently published review of the implications of shale gas on the water environment.  The review looks at the latest publicly available evidence to assess the likely viability, scale and timing of shale gas exploitation in the UK.  It then considers if an industry of any significant scale were to develop, what the implications of hydraulic fracturing of shale would be for water resources, water treatment and the water environment. The review also considers the suitability of the current and expected future regulatory requirements for mitigating the industry’s potential impacts on the environment.

Speakers from JBA Consulting will discuss the environmental, planning and legal framework for Shale Gas Exploration in the UK.  They will draw on their recent experiences including the Kirby Misperton KM8 planning application and five other fracking related planning applications in Lancashire County Council, including being engaged by Lancashire County Council (the Mineral Planning Authority) as expert witnesses at the Cuadrilla co-joined six week Public Inquiry for Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood.

As usual for all SE Branch events, there will be no charge for attending this event. We are pleased to confirm that this event is held at an accessible venue with step-free access to the meeting room available.


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Crawley Baptist Church Crabtree Road, Crawley West Sussex RH11 7HJ


6:00pm - 9:00pm