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Author(s):Carrow, R. N.; Waltz, C.; Esoda, M.
Author Affiliation:Carrow: Professor; Waltz: Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia; Esoda: Superintendent, Atlanta Country Club, Atlanta, Georgia
Title:Beyond site-specific best management practices for water conservation: A statewide best management practices plan benefits all water users
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 76, No. 1, January 2008, p. 164-169.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Site-specific management; Water conservation; Water use restrictions; Water management; Best management practices
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the best management practices (BMPs) approach to water conservation, stating that "a site-specific BMPs plan for water conservation includes practices and strategies that a superintendent and club management would use on the specific site, the golf course." Details the three components of state BMPs: "first, state BMPs define the water management region and the regulatory authority for that region"; "second, a state BMPs plan contains the regulations for water management at all area levels down to the specific site"; and "third, state BMPs encourage or mandate all water users to operate on BMPs principles." Mentions a state-wide BMPs approach in Georgia, stating that "by mid-2007, more than 90% of GGCSA [Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association] member courses had adopted the BMPs." Describes BMPs, stating that "a key characteristic of BMPs is allowing water reductions to occur in a systematic and known manner as a crisis intensifies from one level to another. For golf courses, this ordinarily means reducing irrigation on most areas, but maintaining greens even when the highest restriction level is in effect unless that level closes down the major water users on a long-term basis." Concludes that "golf course groups should move beyond implementing site-specific BMPs and take a leadership role within each state to foster a BMPs-based approach at the level of the state, water district, and municipality."
Note:Includes sidebars, "GCSAA information on BMPs" and "Key strategies", p. 165, and "Common state BMPs", p. 166
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Geographic Terms:Georgia
See Also:Other items relating to: Water Conservation - Golf
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Carrow, R. N., C. Waltz, and M. Esoda. 2008. Beyond site-specific best management practices for water conservation: A statewide best management practices plan benefits all water users. Golf Course Manage. 76(1):p. 164-169.
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