Environmental News

Potable water: Where do we get it?

Potable water: Where do we get it?

Water is not a scarce commodity here in Germany. The annual water extraction is only approximately 17 percent, which means that 83 percent of the available water supply is not used. The public drinking water supply in Germany comes 70 percent from ground and spring water, 13 percent from dams, sea or river water, and the remaining 17 percent from surface waters.

April 7, 2017 ×
The meaning behind water protection area signs

The meaning behind water protection area signs

In Germany and many other European countries, water protection areas are those in which special conditions and prohibitions are in place to protect water.

April 7, 2017 ×
Soldiers from 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, clean up a roadside outside Katterbach Kaserne.

‘TAKING OUT THE TRASH’: Soldiers, civilians, family members at USAG Ansbach take part in citywide cleanup

Soldiers from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th CAB, and other U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members took part in Stadt Ansbach’s citywide litter clean-up April 1.

April 3, 2017 ×
Pictured is the dam that two Ansbach resident beavers -- Klaus and Sabine -- have recently built. Here, Directorate of Public Works is in the process of installing a spillway for the beaver dam to prevent the pooling of water on the upstream side of the dam.

DPW’s Operations & Maintenance personnel joins DPW’s Environmental team for beaver dam home repairs

Beavers are very intelligent and adaptable creatures, and they are very good at doing many things. Klaus and Sabine, our beavers living at Soldiers Lake, are …

February 23, 2017 ×
Water-saving, automatic hands-free faucets

Water-saving, automatic hands-free faucets

To help achieve the USAG Ansbach’s environmental goals this year, the garrison has decided to install a specific brand of automatic hands-free faucet in the bathrooms of Army Family Housing.

February 2, 2017 ×

Green corner: sustainable tourism

Planning a trip? Why not travel in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable way this time around?

January 30, 2017 ×
Photo by Marcus Bosch.

A vital part of Germany’s biodiversity: Eurasian tawny owl

Eurasian Tawny Owl: An estimated 43,000 to 75,000 breeding pairs call Germany their home.

January 30, 2017 ×
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Environmental Newsletter – February 2016

The Environmental Management Division’s environmental newsletter for February is here.

January 30, 2017 ×
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Environmental Newsletter – December 2016

The December 2016 Environmental Newsletter is here.

December 28, 2016 ×

The beaver: nature’s architect

There are currently more than 14,000 beavers living in Bavaria and two of them are calling USAG Ansbach’s Soldiers Lake their home.

December 28, 2016 ×