The water crisis that threatens our golf courses


If your club uses mains potable water, it’s in trouble. We talk to environmental solutions expert Tony Hanson about the coming storm and what you can do about it

Imagine everyone in Greater Manchester moving south. That’s 2.8 million souls and it’s the projected number of extra people expected to add to population growth over the next 20 years. Now imagine the added strain that moving mass would put on land and, crucially, on water resources.  “Consider that what we’re doing is getting world class drinking water, which we’re processing and you’re getting from the mains, and you’re throwing it on the ground,” says resources expert Tony Hanson about the way many golf clubs in the UK irrigate their turf....
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