GreenTracker| If golf is your passion, science is working hard to search for sustainable methods of keeping golf courses environmentally friendly and also adaptable in the face of water shortages. Golfers in the US are generally receptive to new turf grasses — as long as they don’t affect h(er) final score or putting game.
In Nevada, where golf associated with tourism and retirement communities runs the state economy, researchers are monitoring projects that reuse water. The effort’s not without a range of headaches, primarily focused on too much salt that kills ornamental plants, unsightly reclamation ponds, and damage to equipment. Scientists believe there are solutions in sight to the problems and reusing water will become normal golf-course management practice in the coming years. Read on.