Catalog and reconcile water usage information from the available sources in Western Canada

Curtis Ferguson, Ponderosa Environmental and Water Resources Inc.
GL 15-WIPC-08

It is anticipated that the deliverables will highlight areas of redundant reporting (opportunities for harmonization and increased efficiency) and reporting gaps.

Policy Issue
Safeguarding groundwater and surface water quantity during development of unconventional oil and gas resources in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Knowledge Gap
Define a consistent set of water use metrics that can be maintained year over year. This would support ongoing trend analysis and improve industry collection, reporting and communication of water use via initiatives such as the Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity (CEP) sector plan, CAPP Responsible Canadian Energy Program, corporate sustainability reporting, etc.

2015 Final Report