Accession Number : ADA622251


Title :   Climate Change Impacts on Water and Energy for Army Installations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB


Personal Author(s) : Miller, James ; Wilhoit, Juliana ; Tranel, Kristina ; Curvey, Laura


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622251.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 151


Abstract : In the decades to come, climate change is expected to impact the Army's costs, its abilities to train and maintain the force, and its mission capabilities. These potential climate change impacts need to be considered in the Army's stationing/restationing analysis process to ensure that future decisions concerning locating and relocating Army Forces are optimized to minimize costs while maintaining the ability to effectively train, maintain and deploy forces. The Center for Army Analysis (CAA) is part of the Army Stationing Process that is responsible for analyzing and recommending possible stationing scenarios to Army leadership. In the past, environmental considerations were not well defined and were treated in a qualitative rather than quantitative manner. As a result, CAA recognized a need to focus on environmental issues, particularly the effects of climate change on future stationing actions. This study was performed to identify and recommend possible improvements to the Army's stationing/restationing analysis process, specifically, by including climate factors in the stationing analysis process to enable a more complete modeling and cost analysis.


Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES , *CLIMATE CHANGE , *ENERGY , *IMPACT , *WATER , ARMY , ARMY PERSONNEL , CLIMATE , COST ANALYSIS , COSTS , DECISION MAKING , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ENVIRONMENTS , INFRASTRUCTURE , MODELS , OPTIMIZATION , SCENARIOS , SKILLS , VULNERABILITY , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE