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dc.contributor.advisorScace, Robert
dc.contributor.advisorLing, Chris
dc.contributor.advisorHeinz, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorJobson, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-07T02:31:03Z
dc.date.available2014-03-07T02:31:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-06
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/680
dc.description.abstractThe thesis research examined localized socio-environmental perceptions related to amplified fresh water requirements for hydraulic fracturing and subsequent flowback disposal activities. These requirements are associated with increasing shale gas development in the Duvernay formation, located within the Kaybob region of West-central Alberta, Canada. Fresh water refers to surface and groundwater with a total dissolved solids concentration of less than 4,000 ppm. Through recourse to a mixed methods approach, combined with triangulation as a method of further validation, the research demonstrates that there exists a public sensitivity related to fresh water use in the Kaybob region. This sensitivity arises from increasing development activities in the Duvernay shale gas formation. The thesis presents conclusions and recommendations whereby industry may address stakeholder concerns, and provides advice for future research.en_US
dc.subjectfresh wateren_US
dc.subjecthydraulic fracturingen_US
dc.subjectmixed methodsen_US
dc.subjectpublic perceptionsen_US
dc.subjectshale gasen_US
dc.subjecttriangulationen_US
dc.titlePublic perceptions on fresh water use for hydraulic fracturing of the Duvernay Shale Gas Formation, Kaybob Area, Albertaen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Environment and Managementen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Environment and Sustainabilityen_US


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