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Citation Label: CO093
Publication Name: Produced Water Beneficial Use Dialogue: Opportunities and Challenges for Re-Use of Produced Water on Colorado's Western Slope
Publication Type: Report
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Author Name: Colorado Energy Office
Other Authors: Colorado Mesa University Water Center
Contractor Name: CDR Associates
Publication Year: 2014
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Annotation: This paper concerns a dialogue between industry, state government and regulators, community and conservation organizations, local government officials, agricultural interests, produced-water treatment companies, attorneys and researchers concerning the use of produced water from natural gas development on the Western Slope of Colorado. The paper outlines potential opportunities as identified by the aforementioned interested parties (e.g., greater re-use of produced water for drilling operations, dust suppression, and augmentation for agricultural and municipal water supplies), existing barriers to these uses, and recommended next steps.
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