Area of focus: Water Use
Our lives depend upon water, and in areas where water is short, it becomes a matter of great importance. Golf facilities are not insensitive to the needs of the communities. In the arid Southwest states, such as Nevada, California and Arizona, golf courses are working with the authorities and water providers to ensure efficiencies and conservation. Across the nation, golf courses can implement drought plans in areas stricken by drought to ensure water is available within their communities.
Golf courses can also utilize best management practices and technology to become more efficient and conserve water on a daily basis. The EIFG is working to support related research, provide education opportunities, and share best management practices and success stories to help golf facilities properly manage water resources.
Information about golf courses and water use
To provide a comprehensive look at the way water is used for golf, the EIFG – with the help of the Toro Giving Program –- funded the GCSAA Environmental Profile. The second report in the series outlines golf course water use, irrigated acreage, water conservation measures and recycled water use.