Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Says a Plan Would Lower Water Prices. Sharon Kleyne: The Time Is Now for Global Water Plan.
Sharon Kleyne, host of The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health, the nationally syndicated radio show on Voice of America, has called for some time for a comprehensive global water plan to defeat the greatest water crisis in history.
“Earth’s scientists, said Sharon Kleyne, “researchers, government leaders and universities must get together and work together to ensure water availability for everyone on the planet. Turning to recent UNICEF reports and statistics, Kleyne said, “these numbers are shocking! Millions of children and adults are deprived of clean water every day. Incidents of illness and disease are appallingly high. This global water crisis,” Kleyne continued, “is having horrific consequences while we sit on our hands and do nothing, or do far too little!” Kleyne, who believes that education is the key to new research and technology, encouraged everybody to become better educated about the state of this water emergency.
Sharon Kleyne, a tireless advocate of water research and Water Life Science®, also called attention to a report issued by Earth Policy Institute that documents the fact that the price of water is increasing—sometimes dramatically—throughout the world. The report states that over the past five years, municipal water rates have increased by an average of 27% in the United States, by 45% in Australia, by 50% in South Africa and by 58% in Canada. In Tunisia, the price of irrigation water increased fourfold in a decade.
The statistics don’t get much better. The average American, for example, uses more than 200 gallons of water per day, while the average African family uses 8 gallons per day. Over 4.5 trillion gallons of water are consumed in the U.S. each month, while in developing countries women walk an average of 4 miles a day to fetch water in vases they have to carry on their heads. The average weight they must support on their long walk home? 44 pounds. “If you want to gain a little worldly perspective about water and its uses,” said Kleyne, “try that sometime!” Over 3 million annual deaths are attributed to dirty water and poor sanitation. In the past twenty years, in fact, diarrhea caused by unsanitary water has killed more children than all the people lost to armed conflict since World War II.
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, believes that two things must happen to begin to turn these devastating statistics around. “First,” she said, “we must develop new technology to reduce the amount of fresh groundwater that runs out to sea. This immense quantity of water would be put to better use as drinking water and irrigation water. “Second,” Kleyne continued, “we must create international, national and regional water plans that suggest and monitor pricing and offer beneficial water use and availability for everyone. We need unprecedented cooperation and selflessness,” Kleyne added, “and we need it now.”
Sharon Kleyne, globally respected and admired by scientists, doctors and researchers for her work in water vapor evaporation and supplementation of the body’s water vapor, has single-mindedly carried the torch of water research and new water technology since the 1980s. She calls on U.S. leaders to convene an historic water summit to get the planning ball rolling. “We are water,” Kleyne reminded us. “We are walking sponges who cannot live without water; without the water vapor in the air, we cannot breathe, and without drinking water, humanity will die. Our window is closing, but we still have time to prevent our extinction.”