Publications

Guidebook on Development and Implementation of Environmental Education and Training in the Military (PDF)

US-Republic of South Africa Defense Committee Environmental Security Working Group project (June 2003). This guidebook provides a template to assist military and civilian personnel in the development and implementation of environmental education and training programs within defense organizations worldwide. Specifically, it lays out an eight-step process to achieve this with particular emphasis on the different “target audiences” i.e. from the corporate/headquarters level, to commanders, supervisors/middle managers, down to the basic soldier or unit in the field. It stresses the importance of incorporating an environmental ethic and environmental stewardship into day-to-day operations as a way to enhance each military organization’s ability to sustain its missions in an environmentally sound manner.
 

Guidebook on Environmental Considerations during Military Operations (PDF)

A Joint United States - Republic of South Africa Environmental Security Working Group Project (June 2006). This guidebook is designed to assist military and civilian personnel in defense organizations to identify Environmental Considerations during Military Operations (ECOps) and integrate them into the planning process for a Peace Support Operation. It emphasizes ECOps as critical to avoiding or mitigating any adverse effects of military activities on the environment. This guidebook presents a basic overview of ECOps and how or when military organizations can incorporate them into the lifecycle of a military operation and ensure they remain integral parts of the decision-making process. It also provides tools that commanders may use to ensure they are in compliance with environmental and force protection requirements during all phases of an exercise or operation, both legally and financially. This guidebook also provides background information that is helpful for outreach efforts.
 

Guidebook on Outreach for Mission Sustainability (PDF)

A Joint United States - Republic of South Africa Environmental Security Working Group Project (July 2010). This guidebook explains the importance of the military and civilian communities communicating to each other about their needs and future plans. An outreach program can convey to the public how military needs and environmental protection may be achieved simultaneously. Similarly, regular two-way communication affords the military greater awareness of the civilian community’s plans (some of which may impact military requirements). It identifies a wide range of encroachment pressures and describes how these may affect the military and other stakeholders. It describes how an outreach program may be designed, who ought to be included in such an effort and how to engage them, the principles for a successful outreach program, the tools and resources necessary to execute a successful outreach program, and the results that can be anticipated from a successful program. It focuses only on existing military bases and does not cover expeditionary forces or operations. It contains a number of case studies that illustrate how military installations have used outreach programs to help address various encroachment pressures.
 

Outreach for Mission Sustainability: Primer (PDF)

A Joint United States-Republic of South Africa Environmental Security Working Group Project (July 2010). This primer serves as a shorter version of the Guidebook on Outreach for Mission Sustainability, offering a quick reference of the key concepts on the importance and creation of an outreach program
 

Guidebook on Environmental Impact Assessment in the Military (PDF)

A Joint United States - Republic of South Africa Environmental Security Working Group Project (May 2004). This guidebook is designed to assist military and civilian personnel in identifying processes to assess the environmental impacts of their activities and operations. It provides information that can be used by military organizations in developing and/or tailoring their own environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and procedures. It contains guidance on general processes for EIA, typical functional areas and activities associated with military operations, how to identify potential environmental impacts, gather data for EIA purposes, and identify mitigation measures that may be necessary to offset potential negative impacts. It also discusses the need for identifying short- and long-term impacts, as well as direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of military activities on the environment
 

Guidebook on Integrated Waste Management in the Military (PDF)

A Joint United States - Republic of South Africa Environmental Security Working Group Project (October 2007). The guidebook is intended to assist military and civilian personnel in defense organizations to develop, implement and execute an Integrated Waste Management (IWM) Program. The suggestions laid out in this guidebook aim to minimize the risks associated with the handling and disposal of waste in a manner that is acceptable to both man and the environment. Specifically, this guidebook addresses prevention, generation, collection, treatment and final disposal. This guidebook contains information that may be used by military organizations to develop and/or tailor their own IWM programs and the tools to help them do so.
 

The US - RSA Environmental Security Working Group 1997 - 2007: 10 Years of International Military Environmental Cooperation (PDF)

A Joint United States - Republic of South Africa Environmental Security Working Group Project. This report highlights the accomplishments and products created during the first 10 years of the Environmental Security Working Group's existence.
 

Environmental Guidebook for Military Operations (PDF)

A joint U.S.-Finland-Sweden project (March 2008). This guidebook is intended to serve as resource for operational planners with environmental management responsibilities to identify relevant environmental requirements, practices, standards, and preventive measures. The goal is to integrate them into the planning and execution of military operations in a way that enhances the readiness of the force and accomplishment of the overall mission. It addresses key considerations at each phase of a military operation (planning, pre-deployment, deployment, rotation, redeployment, and post-deployment.) It contains tools, resources, and examples which may be used by operational planners and deployed forces to achieve the overall environmental goals and objectives associated with a military operation.
 

Environmental Guidelines for the Military Sector (PDF)

A Joint Sweden-United States Project under the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (June 1996). This guidebook is intended to assist the military sector of any country with the development of an effective environmental program. It discusses the environmental roles and responsibilities of the government and the military sector, international treaties and conventions relating to the environment and environmental work within the military sector, and general principles for the development of an environmental program. Based on the experiences of numerous national military sectors, it provides suggestions for developing budgets, planning, measuring progress, adopting environmentally sound practices, conserving natural and cultural resources, cleaning up contamination, offering education and training in environmental issues, and pursuing research and development
 

Military Integrated Training Range Management Guidebook (PDF)

A Joint South Africa - United States Environmental Security Working Group Project (July 2000). This guidebook is intended to assist military and civilian personnel in defense organizations to develop a comprehensive range management process that integrates environmental considerations and criteria into day-to-day training activities, thus enhancing their ability to sustain long-term operations. It applies to air maneuvering ranges, ground ranges, and maritime ranges. Specifically, it suggests how range managers might determine a method for integrating environmental and operational considerations, and provides an inventory of environmental resources that need to be considered for determining the baseline conditions found on or near a facility. It covers legal and compliance considerations and suggests some requirements for an impact analysis process. It presents some range management strategies and standard operating procedures to implement the program. Lastly, it contains suggestions for a training program that engages commanders, troops, and members of the general public while emphasizing the importance of communication.
 

Developing a Defence Facilities Management Website (PDF)

A Joint South Africa - United States Environmental Security Working Group Project (July 2000). This guidebook lays out a step-by-step approach to creating a web site. First it identifies the requirements of a website, to include the provision and dissemination of information, technical considerations, and the type of skilled individuals that are necessary to form a website. Next it discusses the planning process which covers data infrastructure, a configuration management process and group, and selection of the development technology. It addresses development, which covers appearance, content, format, functionality, and prototype testing. Deployment is also discussed, which covers host server considerations, operational testing, and fielding the system. Last, this guidebook presents several key considerations relating to maintenance, including the implementation of back-up procedures, updates, and the establishment of a help desk
 

Conversion of Military Bases in South Africa (PDF)

A Joint South Africa - United States Environmental Security Working Group Project (July 2000). This guidebook lays out a step-by-step process for converting excess military facilities to non-military uses. It was authored with South Africa in mind but presents a process that is general enough to be useful for any nation’s military. It addresses the benefits of base conversion and the need for interagency teamwork in the conversion process, as well as providing examples of successful conversion projects. Specifically, it suggests: how to identify military facilities that are either totally redundant or partially redundant and need to be closed, the constraints that have an impact on converting the redundant facility, how to physically move people and equipment off-base, how to plan for reuse, how to strategically position conversion projects within the government, how to determine the government’s domestic and land reform needs, and how to outsource the conversion to a strategic partner for closure and reuse. It explains the roles and responsibilities of MOD, state, local, and public stakeholders.
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces-Introduction (DOCX)

A joint U.S.-Finland-Sweden project (2013). To supplement the Environmental Guidebook for Military Operations, the Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces provides a deploying military unit—specifically the commander, the environmental officer, and soldier/sailor/airman—a toolbox of environmental awareness training resources to plan and implement sound environmental practices. It contains a general awareness training module, a technical module, and a reference module. The general awareness module has three sets of briefing slides that explain the importance of environmental considerations for the commander, environmental officer, and soldier, and what each of their roles are in environmental matters. The technical module contains material on waste management (solid and hazardous), water management (grey and black water), and environmental response actions (spill response, cultural resources, and natural resources). The reference module, which is not posted here on DENIX, offers links to other sources of information for further reference, as well as examples of standard operating procedures, checklists, and templates. To obtain a CD with all components of the Toolbox, please contact Susan Clark-Sestak at sclark@ida.org.
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Overview of Toolbox Structure (PDF)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces-environmental awareness-Commander (PPT)

See above, under Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces-Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces-environmental awareness-Environ officer (PPT)

See above- Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces-Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces-environmental awareness-soldier (PPT)

See above - Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces- Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Introduction (PPT)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Spill Prevention and Reponse (PPT)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Hazmat-hazwaste (PPT)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Solid Waste (PPT)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Water-Wastewater (PPT)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Natural Resources (PPTX)

See above Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Technical Module-Cultural Resources (PPTX)

See above - Environmental Toolbox for Deploying Forces - Introduction
 

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