Hydraulic Fracturing

WRI analysis ranks water stress in countries with greatest shale resource potential

Can shale-rich nations safely tap into their energy production potential without overstressing water resources? During today's OnPoint, Paul Reig, an associate at the World Resources Institute and lead author of a new analysis, "Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks," discusses the water-stress challenges facing many of the world's leading shale developers. Reig talks about the role of governments and businesses in managing the challenges and facilitating the development of advanced technologies and recycling techniques.