Water treatment and recycling market to reach $4bn

Shale waste-water treatment set to grow over the next decade.

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Low-cost water treatment technologies to improve efficiencies

Learn from our industry expert’s new cost effective technologies to enhance operations.

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New shale water management case studies and the latest results

Detailed well-by-well analysis on the latest in water management across Canadian shale plays.

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Expert Speakers to Date

  • Laura Sanchez
    IHS Markit
  • Wesley Ferris
    Higher Ground Consulting
  • Mark Story
    Reclaim Water Services
  • Paul Englram
    AGT Water Systems
  • John Ryan
    Allen Engineering and Science
  • Joao Francisco
    Águas da Região de Maputo
  • Mark Patton
  • Swamy Margan
    Heartland Tech
  • Chad Randal
    Amperage Energy Inc.
  • Laura Capper
    EnergyMakers Advisory Group
  • Natalia Rodriguez
    Modern Water
  • Tim Leshchyshyn
  • Jay Keener
    Blackbuck Resources
  • Joshua Adler
  • Joel Schneyer
    Capstone Headwaters
  • Benoit Tranape
    ClearBakk Water Solutions
  • Somnath Basu
    Headworks International
  • Bart Nelemans
    Aqua|still B.V.
  • Peter Han
    Atmos International
  • Roman Bilak
    Terralog Technologies Inc.

Who should attend

  • Shale Operations
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Completions Engineering
  • Shale Water Management
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Well Site Facilities
  • Water Recycling and Reuse
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Shale Well Services
  • Produced Water Treatment
  • Biocides Specialists
  • Research and Development
  • Produced Water Disposal
  • Sustainable Development
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Corrosion and Scale Experts
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Site and Asset Management
  • News Reporting and Journalism

Past Attendees

  • NalcoChampion
  • Flexsteel Pipeline Technologies Ltd.
  • Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd.
  • Vesta Energy
  • Laramie Energy, LLC
  • HTX Solutions
  • ARC Financial Corp.
  • Engenium Chemicals
  • GSE Environmental
  • Alberta WaterSMART / WaterSMART Solutions Ltd.
  • Terra Water Systems
  • Canbriam Energy Inc
  • Maxoil Process Consultancy
  • PfP Industries
  • Whitewater
  • Equilibrium Environmental Inc.
  • Delphi Energy
  • Vanko Analytical & Instrumentation Specialists
  • Stimulate Well Optimization Inc
  • CRS Water Pty Ltd
  • Integrated Sustainability Consultants
  • Associated Engineering
  • ATCO Pipelines & Liquids
  • BWA Water Additives
  • Bellatrix Exploration Ltd
  • Integrated Sustainability
  • Secure Energy Services
  • TETRA Technologies Inc
  • Advisian
  • Hammerhead
  • Unified Alloys
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Tervita
  • Hydrozonix
  • ClearBakk Water Solutions
  • FLSmidth USA Inc
  • NALCO Champion
  • Saltworks Technologies
  • Gibson Energy
  • Tribal North Energy Services
  • Total Oilfield Rentals
  • Birchcliffenergy
  • Downhole Technology
  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • H2O Innovation
  • Westeel (AGI)
  • Heartland Water Technology, Inc.
  • PeroxyChem, LLC
  • Seven Generations Energy
  • Catapult Environmental Inc
  • Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc
  • Brion Energy
  • Sasol Canada

Why Attend

The Western Canada Shale Water Management 2020 Exhibition and Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in water recycling and reuse know-how, and new technological advancements in water treatment for improving efficiencies in shale water management…

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The Premier Forum for Shale Water Management, Recycling and Reuse

Welcome to the Western Canada Shale Water Management 2020 Exhibition and Conference where shale operators and service companies will meet with leading water management experts and key regulators in Calgary, Alberta to explore new cost-effective water treatment, sourcing, disposal and storage solutions for the North American shale plays.

While operators adjust to a lower oil price market, new initiatives towards more efficient and cost-effective water management solutions are being explored in order to remain profitable in a lower margin business. Operators are seeking optimal performance and low-cost water management strategies in line with the latest regulations and environmental considerations in order to ensure long-term operational security for a ‘low-to-stay’ oil price market.

With the challenges of keeping OPEX down to a minimum, shale operators are faced with the choice of adopting either “low-cost disposal” or “treatment for re-use” strategies to manage their produced water. While the operating costs can vary depending on the proximity of the producing wells to local water-disposal facilities, generally 60 to 80 percent of the total cost of disposal is attributed to water-hauling and transportation expenses. Where possible, operators are finding new and innovative options to recycle and reuse produced water for cost-effective and stable solutions.

With developments in treatment technologies and strategic know-how, recent innovations in shale water management offer new hope for operators looking to maintain their economic margins under challenging market conditions and to better manage their wastewater. The Western Canada Shale Water Management 2020 conference is set to become Canada’s leading exhibition and conference exclusively for shale operators and a large array of service providers to explore new opportunities in water management, water recycling and water re-use to improve operational efficiencies and maintain profitability for both pre-existing wells and new operations.

Thank you to all of our supporters and participants from previous summits, here’s a short clip below.

The key focus for this year’s conference will be “Reducing the Cost of Water Recycling and Reuse” and the objective will be to bring shale operators and service companies together with leading water management experts, including key government representatives and policy think-tanks to collaborate and examine new opportunities in water sourcing, treatment, disposal and storage solutions and to address the real challenges in water management for shale wells across Northern Alberta & BC.

Key topics on this year's agenda include:

  • Making an economic assessment for shale water management strategies
  • Looking for low-cost and low-risk solutions in water treatment, recycling and reuse
  • Evaluating the options and making choices in treatment-for-reuse and water-disposal
  • New technologies and technical know-how in shale water management operations
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for produced water management
  • Operational case studies and developing a successful water management program

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders from shale operators and upstream service providers to leading wastewater management experts and water disposal facilities, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the latest results in water management initiatives for the Canadian shale sector.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com with the subject heading “Call for Presentation - WMC 2020”.

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To secure your place at the Western Canada Shale Water Management 2020 conference or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.


Key topics for 2020:

  • Making an economic assessment for shale water management strategies
    Understand the economic fundamentals and make the business case for shale water management strategies.
  • Looking for low-cost and low-risk solutions in water treatment, recycling and reuse
    Ensure a low-cost project is maintained throughout the water management process in light of the current oil price market.
  • Evaluating the options and making choices in treatment for reuse and water disposal
    Avoid the pitfalls and learn from recent results from shale water management experts to build the right water management plan.
  • New technologies and technical know-how in shale water management operations
    Explore the latest advances in water treatment, recycling and reuse and the tools available to improve on efficiencies and shale operations.
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for produced water management
    Hear from key regulators and environmental bodies to ensure your water management program meets with new regulations and industry standards.
  • Operational case studies and developing a successful water management program
    Gain insight from shale plays across North America and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure successful operation.


  • Useful symposium for better understanding technology and potential solutions in the waste water market. Alan Mitchell (CDEnviro)
  • The event was very well organized and had a good line up of speakers. An event to learn end to end about shale water management. Nithya Giridhar (BHP)
  • This was a well-run and informative conference. Jeff Pinkowski (A.R.I. USA)
  • The event was a good view into the current state of the industry. It also had uniform mix of various types of players. Amit Prakash (Wipro)
  • Great conference, great presentations, great networking opportunities, great conference facility. Melinda Ammons (Safbon Water Technology)
  • Very informative and a broad scope of water challenges and solutions. Adam McConnell (Murphy Oil)
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the topics and discussions. It was a great variety of aspects related to water. Tabitha Tindle (BHP Billiton)
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IQ Hub is committed to running this event responsibly. We believe in the power of live events and are determined to provide the most content-rich agenda and enhanced networking opportunities for our attendees.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have monitored guidance from health officials and governments for best practices. We have consulted with other event industry professionals to enhance the safety of our registration, exhibition, and conference areas.

From check-in to session rooms, exhibit halls, meals and networking, we have taken specific steps to help you feel secure and to ensure your own safety. All new procedures are designed to help prevent transmission and to maintain physical distancing during the event.

  • All attendees will be requested to wear face masks

  • Temperature checks using non-contact thermometers

  • Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the event area

  • Gloves provided for anyone who would like to wear them

  • Seating plan with fewer attendees per table to ensure distance

  • Tables spaced out further in conference and session rooms

  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas

  • Floor markings throughout the event to direct traffic

Beyond these measures, there may be additional, venue-specific safety procedures. Please visit each venue’s web site for complete information before you travel to the event as they are subject to change with little notice. If you have any further suggestions, please send them via email to delegates@iQ-Hub.com.

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