World Water Week will be held from 23-28 August in Stockholm, Sweden. IPIECA will attend and host an event titledOil and Gas Sector Water Management: From now to 2030on Monday, 24 August in room FH 300 from 14:00 – 15:30.
The event will introduce the key driving factors for IPIECA’s work on water management for the oil and gas (O&G) sector, and discuss the need to understand the wider cross-cutting issues, such as the energy-water-food nexus, to develop a longer-term vision for effective water management. The session will encourage discussion on the role of the O&G sector in supporting sustainable development and help highlight the subsequent actions that may be necessary to develop this vision.
To help frame the discussion, a presentation summarising future changes on supply, demand and regulatory frameworks will be delivered, followed by perspectives from the O&G industry and an international NGO. The aim is to provide background knowledge to encourage collaborative thinking and discussion across sectors.
Following this, the panel discussion will begin with IPIECA sharing key water-related uncertainties facing the O&G industry, with the aim of soliciting stakeholder views regarding the future of the water management in the industry over in the next 15 years. By developing a longer-term strategy, underpinned by a vision aligned with stakeholder expectations, the O&G industry will be in a better position to understand wider constraints and concerns and contribute positively to future development challenges.