With the recent boom in shale energy development in the United
States, local public health officials and other stakeholders are often
seeking information and guidance on the health issues that could
accompany development in their communities. In response to that
need, RESOLVE’s Solutions Network consulted with a multi-stakeholder
working group to create this guidebook on the community health issues
that can arise as a result of shale energy development.
Our goal is for health officials, community members, and industry
representatives to use this guidebook to 1) gain a basic factual understanding
of the potential health issues, 2) easily access in-depth
resources from a variety of perspectives, and 3) learn about some
options for responding to challenges. We hope that the guidebook
will become a valued resource that provides a basis for stakeholders
to engage in productive conversations around how to address the
impacts and manage the benefits of development.
It can be downloaded at: http://www.solutions-network.org/site-communityhealthguidebook
Dr Jeroen De Zeeuw
Timu - Community Development Associates
Resettlement training course on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability.
University of Groningen/IFC/World Bank
Groningen, The Netherlands