Groundwater contamination risk assessment

Assessing the risk of the contamination of surface and ground waters

This research assesses the likelihood of groundwater contamination from hydraulic fracturing and wellbore damage.

The study produces a risk estimate of groundwater contamination at a basin/sub-basin scale. This will help management plans and strategies to reduce the risk of surface and groundwater contamination and provide communities a better understanding of potential impacts to local water resources.

Scientist monitoring during hydraulic fracturing