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USING MICROBIAL FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT

By Forbes
Aug 23, 2021

In a recent report, the World Bank highlighted that the global demand for freshwater is projected to exceed supply by 40% in many regions worldwide by 2030. Given freshwater’s underpinning role in society and its role as a critical component in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiatives, as well as the economic recovery from Covid-19, the increase in demand caused by population growth, urbanisation, climate change and competition for water resources will require consumers, businesses and governments to devise more efficient water usage and preservation strategies.

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PERMIAN BASIN WATER IN ENERGY CONFERENCE

By Midland Reporter-Telegram
Aug 17, 2021

On Monday, the University of Texas Permian Basin and industry officials announced the 2022 dates for the Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference.

The Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference, which will take place Feb. 22-24 in Midland, connects industry leaders and researchers, sharing best practices and cutting-edge approaches to some of the oil and gas industry’s most pressing issues, according to event officials.

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WATER IN ENERGY CONFERENCE PLANS ANNOUNCED

By Odessa American
Aug 16, 2021

Changes are in store for the Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference coming Feb. 22-23, 2022.

During a news conference Monday at the Petroleum Club in Midland, officials said the event is being brought under the umbrella of the University of Texas Permian Basin and the conference will be cut from three days to two.

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COLORADO RIVER WATER SHORTAGE FORCES FIRST-EVER CUTBACK TO SOUTHWEST STATES

By The Wall Street Journal
Aug 16, 2021

Move likely to hit farmers hardest, reducing access to region’s economic lifeblood amid protracted drought. The federal government has declared the first-ever shortage of water on the Colorado River, triggering cutbacks in several states that will hit farmers.

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Final Report: Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management

By The US Environmental Protection Agency
May 2020

EPA has completed a stakeholder engagement effort that sought input on how the Agency, states, tribes and stakeholders regulate and manage wastewater from the oil and gas industry.

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Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference Approaching, Student Benefits from Scholarship

By The University of Texas Permian Basin
February 2020

The conference, which was founded in conjunction with UT Permian Basin, brings in people from around the world who want to learn more about the role water plays in the energy industry.

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Fundamentals of Produced Water Treatment in the Oil and Gas Industry

By The Water Environment Federation
April 25, 2019

Upstream O&G Subcommittee of Industrial Wastewater Committee (IWWC), WEF with Produced Water Society (PWS)

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Water in the Oil and Gas Industry: An overview of the many roles of water in oil and gas operations

By The American Geosciences Institute
June 1, 2018

The oil and gas industry consumes and produces water. Water is used to drill and hydraulically fracture (“frack”) wells, refine and process oil and gas, and produce electricity in some natural gas power plants. Water is also naturally present in the rocks that contain oil and gas and is extracted along with the oil and gas as “produced water”, sometimes in large quantities. The quantity and quality of water used, produced, and disposed of or re-used varies enormously depending on local geology, financial constraints, and regulations, with implications for the environmental impacts of oil and gas production.

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Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference

By The University of Texas Permian Basin
Jan 25, 2018

The University of Texas Permian Basin is proud to welcome attendees to the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference February 20th – 23rd at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena. This exciting new Water in Energy Conference is being held in the heart of the Permian Basin in both Odessa and Midland.

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Oil and Gas Produced Water Management and Beneficial Use in the Western United States

By The US Bureau of Reclamation
September 2011

Due to increasing demand on fresh water sources, there is a need to develop new water supplies in the Western United States. Large volumes of water produced during oil and gas extraction, called produced water, are generated in drought prone locations that are also experiencing an increase in population. Produced
water is a waste byproduct of the oil and gas industry; however, with appropriate treatment and application to beneficial use, produced water can serve as a new water supply in the Western United States.

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