International Water Ski Federation
Environmental Handbook for Towed Water Sports
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1993 a literature review on water skiing and the environment was published.
It was produced as the comprehensive collection, summary and analysis of
research into water skiing's interaction with the natural environment.
was an independent assessment of the research by the UK Centre for Economic and
Environmental Department (UK CEED), of Cambridge, England, and the publication
was supported by the UK Sports Council.
some six years on it is being taken a stage further by Green & Gold Inc. who
nationally and internationally specialise in environmental matters and research
in the sport, recreation and tourism industries.
Environmental Handbook and Guide to understanding and addressing environmental
issues and water skiing is produced by them under contract to the IWSF from
their own studies, research and concerns for the environment.
The International Water Ski Federation, (the IWSF), has been happy to
co-operate and provide Green & Gold Inc. access to our environmental
IWSF believes that the two publications illustrate clearly that water skiing can
exist with today's, and indeed tomorrow's, environmental standards of
The IWSF encourages everyone involved, manufacturers of boats and equipment, water site owners, public authorities and all those who are physically involved in water skiing and wakeboarding to read the Guide, follow it and enjoy their sport.
International Water Ski Federation and Green & Gold Inc. would like to thank
all those who contributed to this Handbook, including the members of the IWSF
special thanks goes to the Ontario Marina Operators Association for granting us
permission to use sections of their "Clean Marine Practices Handbook"
-- notably the sections on dock management, pollutants and the Clean Marine
thanks go to the many individuals, organisations and company representatives who
took the time to answer e-mail, phone interviews, surveys and questions
throughout the research phase of this project. In particular, the United States
Environmental Protection Agency was a valuable source of research information on
off-road engines and scientific studies. Thanks also to OMC (the Outboard Marine
Corporation) for the latest information on cleaner engine developments.