Groundwater Governance Requirements for the Exploration and Production of Unconventional Gas Sources
South Africa has an energy crisis. The country requires 53 Gigawatt of new capacity by 2030. The exploitation of unconventional gas is a potential game-changer to meet South Africa’s current energy deficit to fuel economic growth and development. Water management, both in terms of abstraction and disposal, has emerged as a critical issue in the development of unconventional gas reservoirs.