CAG & The Environment

Golf & Water - How the Game is Working for the Environment

Golf is working for the environment in a variety of ways: through water recycling, bio-filtering, water harvesting, plus through naturalization, drought-ready design, and wetland preservation. Continued advancements in technology along with ongoing turf grass research studies keeps golf in the forefront of environmental stewardship. To download a brief environmental fact sheet prepared by the American Society  of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) click here: Download the PDF.

2010 DWP Model Water Project

In the panic created by Southern California’s recognition of its permanent drought conditions, the Los Angeles City Council passed an Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance in June 2009 mandating immediate compliance with a stringent outdoor irrigation regimen – one restricting  irrigating to twice weekly (Monday and Thursday exclusively) and never within the hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  That mandate applied to all water users, including golf courses.

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2009 Golf & Water Symposium

Water & Golf Industry Leaders Gather to Educate and Collaborate

Palm Desert, CA - With access to adequate water increasingly uncertain, leaders from the golf industry, water agencies and government officials gathered at the University of California, Riverside's Palm Desert Graduate Center for the 2nd Annual Golf & Water Symposium. Experts at the half-day conference shared knowledge and suggested methods to achieve water efficiency as it relates to the business and sport of golf.  The Symposium was timely, given recent enactments by California lawmakers to overhaul the state's water system with mandatory reductions in 2015 and 2020.

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Water Conservation Legislation-ABX7-8

Both houses have approved the water package and it has been signed by the Governor. It is now up to the voters in California to approve a $10B Water Bond.