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Accession Number ADA564177
Title Developing an Army Water Security Strategy.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 18p
Personal Author J. MacDonald-Wimbush M. Kodack
Abstract Water Security Definition: The capacity to ensure that water of suitable quality is provided at a sustained rate sufficient to support all current and future Army missions as needed. Army water security should include deliberate efforts to minimize direct costs; minimize associated energy and transportation costs; mitigate occupational and combat-related risks; avoid damage to the environment (at home and in host nations); ensure long-term, sustainable access; and engage other users of shared water resources to plan for future water needs. Army Water Security Strategy Motivators: Institutional/Training -- Future imbalances between supply and demand; Uncertainties concerning future availability, quality, and cost; Uncertainties related to climate change and demography; Renewable energy increases water demands; and More realistic training scenarios to match deployment water situation; Operations -- Vulnerabilities associated with extended use of bottled water, Use of integrated watershed management, Uncertain duration makes optimal choice for water delivery less clear, Complex interagency and international coordination requirements, and Integration of Army civil works expertise; Supply Chain -- Spatial and temporal risk associated with embedded water, and Use Army market power to increase sustainability of suppliers.
Keywords Access
Army facilities
Army operations
Army sustainability campaign plan
Army water security strategy
Bottled water dependence
Briefing charts
Contingency bases
Energy consumption
Energy intensive water transportation
Energy intensive water treatment
Net zero installations initiative
Overseas operations
Resource management
Waste water
Waste water disposal
Water bottle waste
Water conservation
Water distribution
Water intensive renewable energy
Water management
Water production
Water quality
Water reuse
Water rights
Water sources
Water supplies
Water treatment
Water use

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
50B - Civil Engineering
74 - Military Sciences
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment), Washington, DC. Army Environmental Policy Institute.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Briefing charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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