There is a close and intricate relationship between water and energy in the resources sector, but this relationship isn’t always an easy one. The potential impact on water resources and the environment through expansion by the industry means conflict can arise. But what about unconventional gas – how is the water and energy relationship defined, and how do coal seam gas and shale gas rate when compared with other energy sources?
The exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas has led to a global revolution in energy economics. However this revolution has also generated tension surrounding water issues, triggering opposition from environmental activists and community groups.
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