Water availability footprint of shale gas production in Sichuan Basin, China

Wenjie Liao

Sichuan University

Wenjie Liao received his doctorate in Environmental Science from Leiden University (Leiden, the Netherlands), after completion of a MSc and BSc in Environmental Engineering from Sichuan University (Chengdu, China). Prior to starting as associate professor at the Institute of New Energy and Low-Carbon Technology of Sichuan University, he worked as a Marie-Curie postdoctoral researcher with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Rennes, France). His current research interests include: 1) life cycle assessment of emerging energy and chemical technologies; 2) analysis of environmental and energy policies about the green development strategy in China; and 3) knowledge synergy between industrial ecology, earth system science, agro-ecology, etc. to understand interactions between human systems and the environment.


China has been optimistic by setting its shale gas production goal, in the newly released 13th Five-Year National Shale Gas Development Plan, to reach 30 billion m3 by 2020, which is anticipated to be a seven-fold increase of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Wenjie Liao (Sichuan University)
  2. Jing Zhang (IKE Environmental Technology Co., Ltd)
  3. Hongtao Wang (Sichuan University)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable energy systems , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


MS-6 » Sustainable Water systems (10:00 - Monday, 26th June, Room I)

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