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Esi retained by the English and Welsh water companies

The 6 month project will include benchmarking water use in the leisure sector, engagement with National Associations and solution development

Esi has been retained by the 17 English and Welsh water companies to work with the leisure sector to reduce consumption of mains water for irrigation. The project includes benchmarking consumption and source, engagement with the National Associations in turf management to develop a range of strategies to help operators reduce useage, and agronomy, technology, sustainable water & funding research

Reduced Insurance with environmental management

Major golf insurers in the UK see environmental management as a positive resulting in reduced premiums

Bluefin Sport, Circle Golf and Marsh, the main golf facility insurers, have all confirmed that having a formal environmental management systems (EMS) will potentially result in lower premiums for golf operators.

Tony Hanson from Esi said “A formal environmental management, like that provided by the ESI EMS, is likely reduce the likelihood and severity of any potential insurance claim”

Golf Sustainability Project

Esi have launched a project to identify the size, habitat and resource consumption of the golf sector.

The results are in.

The naturalised unmanaged area of land on golf clubs in England is……

670 Sq Km

"The Golf Sustainability project is an exciting initiative that can make a meaningful contribution to wildlife, to player experience and wider society“

Paul Wilkinson MCIEEM, Head of Partnerships

Esi Water use and Resilience in the Golf Sector 2020

January 2020 so the completion of the 2020 edition of the Esi water report following a lengthy collaboration with the EA and Water Companies

Previous Esi Water reports and seminars have highlighted the use of potable mains water and the need to move away from mains irrigation.

The heat and irregular weather patterns over the last 3 years, together with increasing population and over abstraction have changed water resource availability significantly to a point where self reliance are key to water sustainability

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Esi Environmental Management - Woburn Golf Club

A positive response for the new 8th edition 2020 of the Esi EMS...

Gavin Sowden said “The main areas which we have benefited from using EMS have been recording all our chemical applications and output totals, this has now improved with the latest version automatically recording stock levels and cost”

Gavin went on to say:

“Having all legal requirements listed and being able to delegate to members of staff across the club is also a great tool”