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3/7/14 SAFER PA Releases Handbook for Private Water Well Owners in Pennsylvania



October 2013


  October 2013
Shale Alliance for Energy Research Pennsylvania (SAFER PA) is a not-for-profit organization formed to collaboratively identify and fund impactful shale research and analysis in Pennsylvania. We are generating independent science that reduces environmental impact and ensures safe, sustainable development of shale resources. SAFER PA is focused on technology development and technical analysis. We are committed to "following the science"  to generate solutions to some of shale's biggest challenges and achieve sustainability for all shale stakeholders through collaborative, independent research.                                  Visit our website at:
SAFER PA is led by a balanced leadership team of key stakeholders. The Board of Directors develops an annual research plan and select projects to fund. The Board includes representatives from
  • Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Drexel University
  • Groundwater & Environmental Services (GES)
  • Tetra Tech
  • Universal Well Services
  • Shell Exploration & Production
Initial Funding Awarded and Projects Underway
SAFER PA was recently approved for funding in Pennsylvania's budget and is ramping up on several projects. One of the first efforts is the development a comprehensive yet concise public service document for private water well owners.
SAFER PA Strategic Advisory Committee Formed 
A newly formed Strategic Advisory Committee will provide SAFER PA with independent advice on strategic direction, input on topics/projects and communication of findings.   
R&D Technical Information Session Presentations
A technical briefing hosted by SAFER PA in April was an important forum to dialogue and share information on shale-related research and development projects.  
Provide Your Input on Important Research Topics
Visit our website to view the survey and give us your feedback on topics of interest for potential R&D.  
Join Us
SAFER PA provides a wealth of opportunities for participants and establishes the foundation for a disciplined research program.