Colorado State University researchers have developed a new tool to monitor water quality at oil and gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. Researchers will unveil the Colorado Water Watch website and monitoring system on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the 2014 Natural Gas Symposium in Denver.
What: Colorado Water Watch demonstration
When: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 (following the second session of the Natural Gas Symposium)
Where: Colorado Water Watch booth outside the Imperial Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St.
Who: Ken Carlson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of CSU’s Center for Energy Water Sustainability; Bill Ritter, former Colorado governor and director of CSU’s Center for the New Energy Economy; Mike King, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
Why: Few issues in Colorado are as contentious as the impact of hydraulic fracturing and oil and gas development on water quality. The Colorado Water Watch project provides real-time water quality information to the public, regulators and others.