Army Installations Water Sustainability Assessment: An Evaluation of Vulnerability to Water Supply
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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A key concern for the U.S. Army is the vulnerability of military installations to critical resource issues. Water issues of concern-including adequate supply, increased cost of production per unit volume, quality, habitat degradation and salinity issues-already impact military installations and military operations in many locations within the nation and across the globe. There is a need to assess vulnerability of regions and installations to water supply and to develop strategies to ameliorate any adverse effects on the triple bottom line. This work employed methodologies developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory ERDCCERL to conduct national screenings of watershed vulnerability, prepare regional water budgets documenting supply and demand in regions containing Army installations, and develop installation water demand projections. The methodologies look beyond the fenceline and 30 years into the future to identify the potential for water scarcity. Water law is described on a region-by-region basis and instructions are provided for developing a water conservation program. Recommendations are made for achieving Federal water conservation targets contained in Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Water Pollution and Control