Water and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada: Information for Investors and Everyone Else

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON 8:45am – 4:30pm EDT

A recording of the conference webcast is now available.

Click here to view Part 1: Introduction and Key Note Presentation by Dr. John Cherry, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Science versus Propoganda”.

Click here to view Part 2: Presentation by Monika Freyman, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Stress in Western Canada: A Visual Analysis and Discussion of Ways to Mitigate Water Impacts”.

Click here to view Part 3: Discussion with Russell Gold and Andrew Nikiforuk, moderated by Brian Stewart,  “Public Interest, Private Gain: Views on Fracking From Both Sides of the Border”.

Click here to view Part 4: Presentation by Richard Liroff, “Transparency and disclosure to minimize water risks related to shale energy development” and Panel Response.

Click here to view Part 5: Panel, “Focus on water: What is the future for shale energy development in Canada in 2014 and beyond?” and closing remarks.

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This conference brings together scientists, the investment community, industry, academia and First Nations to discuss key issues relating to shale energy development including the relationship between water risk and hydraulic fracturing, transparency and disclosure to minimize water risks, and the future of hydraulic fracturing in Canada.

Featuring Key Note Presentations by:

john-cherryDr. John Cherry

Chair, Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Harnessing Science and Technology to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas

Click here for a copy of Dr. Cherry’s presentation: “Hydraulic fracturing: Science versus Propaganda”

monika-freymanMonika Freyman

Senior Manager, Water Program, Ceres, Boston

Click here for a copy of Monika Freyman’s presentation: “Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Stress in Western Canada: A Visual Analysis and Discussion of Ways to Mitigate Water Impacts”

russel-goldRussell Gold

Senior Energy Reporter at the Wall Street Journal and author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

“Public Interest, Private Gain: Views on Fracking from Both Sides of the Border”

andrew-nikiforukAndrew Nikiforuk

Author of The Energy of Slaves and forthcoming book, Fracking the Earth (due for release 2015).

“Public Interest, Private Gain: Views on Fracking from Both Sides of the Border”

brian-stewartBrian Stewart

Former foreign affairs reporter and senior correspondent for CBC TV News, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs (Moderator).

“Public Interest, Private Gain: Views on Fracking from Both Sides of the Border”

 

 

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POWI was pleased to welcome the participation of Ceres, Responsible Investment Association (RIA), and the UN-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), at the conference.

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. Their mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy. Click here to visit their website.

2014 conf sig 2Responsible Investment Association is a national, nonprofit, membership-based organization composed of financial institutions, mutual fund companies, investment firms, financial advisors, and various organizations and individuals who practice and support responsible investing. Click here to visit their website.

The Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs welcomed the delegates attending the International Meeting of the Responsible Investment Association on May 27th and 28th, and invited them to attend the Munk School’s conference, Water and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada: Information for Investors and Everyone Else, on May 29th.

PRI-logo-smallAs part of the Responsible Investment Week, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) organized an event to discuss ESG Integration in Fixed Income on May 28th. Agenda and further details are available here. The Program on Water Issues welcomed delegates attending this event to join us on May 29th at the Munk School Conference, Water and Hydraulic Fracturing in Canada: Information for Investors and Everyone Else.