New York State Water Resources Institute, Cornell University, and New York State Water Resources Institute , NYS.WRI, (2010)


NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell

The Mission of the New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) is to improve the management of water resources in New York State and the nation. As a federally and state mandated institution located at Cornell University, we are uniquely situated to access scientific and technical resources that are relevant to New York State's and the nation's water management needs. We collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to increase awareness of emerging water resources issues and to develop and assess new water management technologies and policies. WRI connects the water research and water management communities.

See Gas Wells: Waste Management of Cuttings, Drilling Fluids, Hydrofrack Water and Produced Water

See MarcellusShaleReport-6-12-08

….Drilling muds that circulate through the well and return to the surface may contain dissolved and suspended contaminants including cadmium, arsenic, and metals such as mercury, copper and lead; hydrocarbons; hydrogen sulfide and natural gas, as well as drilling mud additives, many of which contain potentially harmful chemicals (e.g., chromate, barite).”

Systems Approach to Energy Transitions: Watkins Glen Conference, March 30-31, Cornell University , Cornell | Systems Approach to Energy Transitions, (2011)



A Systems Approach to Energy Transitions

Presentations from the Conference held on March 30-31, 2011 in Watkins Glen, NY.

Marcellus Shale: Economic Development Implications

Timothy W. Kelsey, Ph.D., State Program Leader, Economic & Community Development, Penn State University

Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling: What Should We Plan For?

Susan Christopherson, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

Energy Planning in New York State

John Williams, Director of Energy Analysis, NYSERDA

Overview of Recent Climate Legislation: Overall Impacts and Opportunities for the Agriculture and Forestry Sector- Antonio M. Bento, Ph.D., Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

Albert R. George, Ph.D., Mechanical , Aerospace & Systems Engineering, Cornell University

Natural Gas, Wind and Biofuels

Jeffrey Jacquet, Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Supplies of Sustainably Produced Biomass in New York

Timothy A. Volk, Sr. Research Associate, SUNY Environmental School of Forestry

Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment

Nels Johnson, Deputy State Director, The Nature Conservancy, Pennsylvania Chapter

Planning for Energy Transitions

Daniel A. Spitzer, Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP