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Sustainability

Summary: Sustainability is a critical enabler in the performance of the Army’s mission, as its importance and benefits cut across the entire Army enterprise. As a foundation, the Army is integrating sustainability into its four lines of operation — materiel, military training, personnel, and services and infrastructure. By implementing sustainability principles and practices, the Army is decreasing future mission constraints, increasing operational flexibility and resilience, safeguarding human health and the environment, and improving quality of life for Soldiers and local communities.

Army Sustainability Report 2007
Army Sustainability Report 2008
Army Sustainability Report 2010
Army Sustainability Report 2012
Army Sustainability Report Annex 2014
Army Sustainability Report 2014
Army Sustainability Report 2016
Army Sustainability Report Annex 2016
Army Sustainability Report Trifold 2016

Water

World Water Day 2017

Dual Signed World Water Day 2017 Announcement

World Water Day 2017 poster "11X17"

Water rights, water security and the value of water are all topics being addressed through DASA E&S. Water is a critical resource that will continue to be stressed as population grows and climate change alters the distribution and availability of water supplies. In order to protect the water sources essential to its installations, DASA E&S is supporting multiple efforts to ensure the sustainable use of water. This includes studies on water markets and various methods for quantifying the value of water. DASA E&S has successfully incorporated water concerns into the Army Campaign Plan. Recent assessments examined the role of water in the supply chain, raising awareness that water sustainability reaches far beyond the borders of installations. DASA E&S has also developed and updated policy on water rights at installations. This policy seeks to ensure water rights are investigated and any risks to these rights addressed in a proactive fashion.

SA Signed Army Water Rights Directive 12 May 2014

Multiple non-market tools (NMV) were assessed in order to develop and demonstrate a framework that incorporates NMV principles into the Army's investment process. A pilot science and technology project at Fort Riley, Kansas, was used to test the most relevant NMV methods to the Army. These methods have the potential to add significant internal (Army) and external (non-Army) information related to uncovering economic values for proposed infrastructure projects.

NMV FINAL REPORT Sept 2014

Updated as of November 17, 2017