Drought does not have to mean a brown course!

2:00PM - 5:30PM, 20 Mar 2022

Drought does not have to mean a brown course!

Time:                  2 ‑ 5.30pm

CPD Value:        3 Credits

Cost:                   Member £65 + VAT | Non Member £130 + VAT

This half day class offers practical advice on how to identify golf clubs’ drought risks and develop fit for purpose, cost‑effective options to help clubs plan for a water poor future.

With the unpredictable risks climate change poses and ever tighter environmental requirements, a smart drought management plan can alleviate changes that are likely to affect a golf club’s business model, customer experience and future growth. Drought does not have to be a major risk that impacts the golf club’s day‑to‑day operation and customer experience, if it is understood, planned for and well managed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise the threats to golf from current and future droughts
  • Identify the early warning hydrological threshold trigger levels for the different stages of a drought i.e. normal, potential drought and drought
  • Carry out a light touch golf water resources drought audit
  • Understand the difference between a drought order, drought permit, and how they affect golf clubs’ water security
  • Develop a golf drought water management action plan framework
  • Explain how a smart drought management plan underpins golf clubs’ future growth and sustainability

Presented by: Junier Browne MBE, Environmental Consultant, JBEL Environmental Services Ltd

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Junier Browne MBE

Environmental Consultant JBEL Environmental Services Ltd

With a career spanning more than three decades, in the Environment Agency (EA), National Rivers Authority and Yorkshire Water, Junier Browne MBE was the EA’s water resource management specialist, leading on drought, water resources planning/security, permitting, compliance, and appeals - before leaving the EA, in 2016, to form the independent consultancy, www.jbelconsulting.co.uk, providing professional services to the water industry and golf sector. Junier is a Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) accredited verifier and has undertaken commissions for several golf clubs, GCMA and BIGGA. Junier is also a regular contributor to Continue to Learn BTME Conferences.


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