This section repeats the material in the Draft Communication Plan
Target Audiences: Water utilities in Texas and US
Department of Energy (NETL)
Research community involved in geologic sequestration
Researchers involved in risk assessment of GS sites
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Public Drinking Water [PDW], Underground Injection Control [UIC] programs) and
U.S. EPA Region 6 and headquarters, PDW, UIC
Deliverables and Communication Activities: Powerpoint presentations, webcasts, website (http://www.beg.utexas.edu/environqlty/CO2seq/), peer reviewed publications, short course, standard WaterRF final report.
Content: results of this study within context of existing work, impacts of results on groundwater quality, effect of mobilization of elements on water treatment, methodology for characterizing impacts of CO2 on groundwater quality, including modeling, laboratory batch studies, and field studies. The short course will include specific information on potential impacts of CO2 leakage on the quality of USDWs, chemical parameters that are optimal for detecting CO2 leakage in USDWs, monitoring approaches to detect leaks, and modeling analyses to assess proposed sites. The methodologies described in this proposed study can be applied at any proposed CO2 sequestration site and would significantly increase confidence in estimating potential impacts of CO2 leakage and developing an appropriate monitoring program for USDWs.
Focus and level of detail will vary with audience.
Timing: Short course will be presented at project completion.
Presentations will be given at meetings such as the Annual Conference and Exposition of AWWA, the National Groundwater Association, and the Geological Society of America after first year and at project completion.
The study results will be published in peer reviewed papers at project completion.
We will provide up to two webcasts at completion of the project.