Webinar 2 in series on energy production and human health

April 29, 2021

The next webinar in the HEI Energy series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD) is scheduled for May 18th. The webinar series will provide impartial information about human exposure and health effects associated with UOGD with two primary objectives:

  1. Inform policymakers, communities, and others making health-based decisions about UOGD.
  2. Raise the level of understanding of UOGD operations and help to ensure the utility and relevance of future human exposure and health research.


Webinar 2: May 18, 2021 at 11:30-1:15 PM ET

Human Exposure Research in a Cyclical Industry Part 2: Releases to Water from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas

The webinar will increase understanding of specific UOGD processes that might result in releases to surface water or groundwater and trends in the releases – learning from experience and looking to future changes that can influence human exposure. Releases to water might be authorized under federal or state requirements, while others might result from accidental or unauthorized events. The primary goal is to inform policymakers, communities, and others making health-based decisions about UOGD and academics who must factor this information into their study designs to ensure the utility of their human exposure research.  

More information (including the webinar recording and slides) is available here.

Webinar Agenda

Time (Eastern)



11:30 -11:35 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Anna Rosofsky, Staff Scientist, HEI Energy

11:35 -11:50 AM

UOGD Operations Overview: Water and Wastewater Management

Levi Coon, ConocoPhillips and Robert (Bob) Hendricks, Shell Oil Company

11:50 AM – 12:20 PM

A Tale of Two Regions: Water Quality Oversight in the Western and Eastern Regions of the United States

Amy Clark, USEPA Region 8

Angela McFadden, USEPA Region 3

12:20 -12:35 PM

A Scientist’s Challenge: Tools for Identifying UOGD Impacts on Water Quality

Isabelle Cozzarelli, USGS

12:35 – 12:50 PM

Setting State Policy: What Do We Need from Scientific Research?

Julie Murphy, Director, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

12:50 -1:15 PM

Panel Discussion with Q&A

Moderated by HEI Energy