A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Glazewski, Jan en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jeannes, Deon Bruce en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-21T09:36:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-21T09:36:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jeannes, D. 2015. A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15164
dc.description.abstract It is estimated that South Africa has the eighth largest resources of shale gas reserves in the world. It is reported that shale gas extraction can have important benefits which include economic growth, poverty alleviation, carbon emission reduction and most significantly alleviate the current energy shortage. However the proposed extraction of shale gas using hydraulic fracturing requires large amounts of water and many hazardous chemicals which also risks water resource pollution. This can add to water stress and conflict because the Karoo is a semi-arid, water-deficient and drought prone region. Since the extraction thereof is a relatively new technology in South Africa there is a need to determine if the current regulatory and institutional framework in South Africa will be adequate to meet the demands posed by this potentially game-changing enterprise. This minor dissertation outlines the regulatory framework regarding both the water quality and quantity in the shale gas extraction process. It recommends that while there are some regulatory building blocks in place, many gaps exist. It will recommend that an inter-departmental co-operative steering committee is established to address the many overlapping responsibilities and at times contradicting requirements. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.title A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Institute of Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Jeannes, D. B. (2015). <i>A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15164 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Jeannes, Deon Bruce. <i>"A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15164 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Jeannes DB. A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Law ,Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15164 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Jeannes, Deon Bruce AB - It is estimated that South Africa has the eighth largest resources of shale gas reserves in the world. It is reported that shale gas extraction can have important benefits which include economic growth, poverty alleviation, carbon emission reduction and most significantly alleviate the current energy shortage. However the proposed extraction of shale gas using hydraulic fracturing requires large amounts of water and many hazardous chemicals which also risks water resource pollution. This can add to water stress and conflict because the Karoo is a semi-arid, water-deficient and drought prone region. Since the extraction thereof is a relatively new technology in South Africa there is a need to determine if the current regulatory and institutional framework in South Africa will be adequate to meet the demands posed by this potentially game-changing enterprise. This minor dissertation outlines the regulatory framework regarding both the water quality and quantity in the shale gas extraction process. It recommends that while there are some regulatory building blocks in place, many gaps exist. It will recommend that an inter-departmental co-operative steering committee is established to address the many overlapping responsibilities and at times contradicting requirements. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo TI - A survey of the legal framework governing the water impacts of proposed shale gas extraction in the Karoo UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15164 ER - en_ZA


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