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Author(s):Strandberg, M.; Aamlid, T.; Moore, D.; Ritsema, C. J.; Knox, J.
Title:WATEURF - Water And Turf- Efficiency and Use Reduction for the Future. An international initiative on sustainable use of water in turfgrass management
Meeting Info.:11-14 April 2010: Angers, Loire Valley, France
Source:2nd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2, May 21 2010, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Abstract/Contents:"Water is generally amongst the most critical management issues for golf courses for playability as well as environmental stewardship. In regions with warm climates and limited rainfall, the challenges are obvious, with higher irrigation intensities already occurring in areas popular for golf development (Fig.1). However, even in areas of high rainfall and cool climate, water management affects playability and it is important to demonstrate a responsible approach to water management, in terms of the quantities used, the quality of water leaving the site and energy consumption. Environmental issues related to water use and water quality have been given the highest priority by the EU in the coming years. This will affect the golf and turf industry across Europe. Many legislative restrictions are in place, with others under development, to regulate and monitor water consumption and the impacts on water quality (EEA, 2009). Managed turfgrass areas such as golf courses, sport fields and public parks are valuable social, environmental and economic resources however, they require substantial quantities of water and often border, or contain, other bodies of water. Consequently, managed turfgrass is increasingly scrutinized regarding consumption of, and impact on, water resources. WATEURF - Water And Turf Efficiency and Use Reduction for the Future is led by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF) in cooperation with Bioforsk, Aquatrols, Alterra, Wageningen University and Cranfield University. WATEUREs goal is to provide science-based information on integrated management practices, based on existing knowledge and new research results, to reduce water consumption, protect water quality and document the effects both positive and problematic of well managed turfgrass areas on water resources. The approach of the WATEURF network is to bring stakeholders and researchers together around the issues of water and turf, and to define a strategic research agenda related to achieving objectives for sustainable use of water in the maintenance of recreational turfgrass. A key focus is to embed the topic of water and turfgrass in research proposal calls and seek funding through those calls. Another focus is to develop opportunities for direct involvement by golf and other turfgrass sectors. Information generated will be used in various measures for training, education, and advisory services."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Strandberg, M., T. Aamlid, D. Moore, C. J. Ritsema, and J. Knox. 2010. WATEURF - Water And Turf- Efficiency and Use Reduction for the Future. An international initiative on sustainable use of water in turfgrass management. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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