Introduction to causal networks

The GBA Program developed a new methodology based on causal networks to assess potential impacts due to shale and tight gas developments on water and the environment at a regional scale. The method provides a transparent and consistent way to understand and evaluate impacts, and outlines priorities for management, mitigation, and monitoring requirements.

This document explains how the method works and how it can be used in environmental impact assessments.

Last updated:
21 September 2021