Public Seminar: Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa

You are invited to a public seminar on “Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa”. University of Cape Town researchers and students who were part of developing a sound evidence base for decision-making as part of a broader strategic environmental assessment will present results from a multi-author study.

Programme

Scientific assessment of shale gas development in South Africa.
UCT contributions to a sound evidence base for decision-making as
part of a strategic environmental assessment

  1. Welcome and context – Prof Francis Petersen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UCT
  2. Overview of shale gas scientific assessment – Prof Harald Winkler, Energy
    Research Centre (ERC), UCT
  3. Results from specific chapters by UCT researchers
    1. Health – Prof Leslie London, Dept of Public Health, UCT
    2. Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions – Dr Katye Altieri, ERC, UCT
    3. Water – Prof Jenny Day, Biological Sciences, UCT
  4. Demonstration of information base created – Greg Schreiner, CSIR, Stellenbosch
  5. From scientific assessment to decision-making – further process with the SEA – Paul
    Lochner, CSIR, Stellenbosch
  6. Questions and answer – panel including above speakers, as well as Prof Hanna Andrea
    Rother, Environmental Health, UCT; Matt Meas, ERC, UCT; Luanita
    vd Walt, CSIR Stellenbosch

Commerce Lecture Room, UCT Hiddingh campus, Orange Street, Cape Town.
28 October 2016, 5 for 5:30pm – 7pm