Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Notes World Water Day’s 25th Anniversary. Sharon Kleyne on World Water Day’s Focus.
When earth’s enveloping cloak of water vapor fell to earth, the miraculous process of life began. This process has continued ever since despite natural and human-made disasters that have imperiled not only the water but human life itself.
“But every now and then,” says Sharon Kleyne, founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, where she studies the evaporation of earth’s and the body’s water vapor and the supplementation of both with pure water that prolongs life and promotes better health, “it is great to look at the big picture and try to make sure that we are all on the same page.”
That’s exactly the wish behind the United Nations’ World Water Day, which will mark its 25th annual celebration on March 22nd. World Water Day is appropriate because the earth and life itself began as living organisms of water and both remain so to this day. World Water Day was first proposed in Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. A year later, the first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly. Each year, the focus is on a different water-related issue. Previous World Water Day themes have included : “Water and Jobs (Better water, better jobs (2016), “Water and Sustainable Development (2015) and “Water and Energy (2014) among others.
The purpose of World Water Day,” Kleyne wants us to know, “is to encourage people to pay attention to the importance of fresh water and its sustainable management. Its purpose is to acknowledge the global water crisis we all face.”
America’s leading water researcher, water technology advocate, the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, Kleyne believes that World Water Day is a perfect time to rededicate our efforts to capture the water that falls to earth, too much of which currently runs off to the oceans. “We must discover new technology and build up our water infrastructure,” Kleyne says, “or we will suffer massive drought and death throughout the world.”
This year’s theme, “Why Waste Water?”, focuses on reducing waste water and reusing it. The UN has pointed out that waste water is a valuable resource to increase water recycling and safe reuse. “At this moment,” said Kleyne, “more than 663 million people lack clean water and are susceptible to higher incidents of disease and fatal illnesses. Kleyne points out that many of these people are children and women. “All people should get more involved,” said Kleyne. “Taking care of the water is the only way that humans can be healthy. Water research must be at the heart of every feasible energy plan and implementation. We must educate people to take this water crisis seriously and make a difference throughout the world. We want to create new technology that will lead to more jobs in water research water infrastructure and water preservation.”