NEWS – September 2013 – Hydraulic Fracture Presentations in South Africa

AGWT Executive Director Andrew Stone was a guest speaker at a Johannesburg workshop program, “Integration of Groundwater Management into River Basin Organisations” convened by the Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission.  His presentation assessed environmental risks that might occur if shale deposits in the South African Karoo are developed for gas production. The protograph shows Professor Prof. Tamiru Abiye from the University of the Witwatersrand introducing Stone to the audience of water managers from South Africa and other southern African countries.

Following the Johannesburg workshop Andrew Stone spoke to an audience of geologists and hydrogeologists at the Council for Geosciences in Pretoria on experiences on Water & environmental issues related to energy resource development in the US.