The Golf Digest’s latest cover story is a good place to start with the subject of golf courses and environmental protection.
The article looks at the many problems with golf courses in Afghanistan, including water quality issues, lack of sand, and the threat of water pollution.
A new report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in November 2016 suggests that a number of Afghan governments and international organisations are trying to address the issue of pollution in the country.
The report also noted that the United States is taking steps to improve water quality, and in September 2018, the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, unveiled a plan to improve the country’s water quality through the construction of an Olympic-size swimming pool.
The article notes that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 500,000 people living in the area where golf courses are located.
According to a World Health Organisation report, a quarter of the world’s population lives in the areas where golf course construction is taking place.
The issue of golf course pollution has also received a lot of attention from the news media, with The Australian’s Matt O’Toole highlighting the situation in his blog in March.
“It is hard to say whether the golf course was not constructed to meet its legal obligations, or whether it was constructed to avoid public health consequences,” he wrote.
“But one thing is for certain, it is not the most environmentally responsible course on the planet.