OSU Professor Dr. Michael Campana & Sharon Kleyne Discover Water Crisis Education. ‘Aqua Doc’ Campana & Kleyne Share Water Education Options on Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio.
Date aired: August 19th, 2019
Guest: Dr. Michael Campana, Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management & Technical Director of the American Water Resources Association, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
“If you’re not willing to listen, you’re in trouble,” says Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated weekly talk radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica. “We need to go out and preserve this planet for eternity,” Kleyne continues. “We have to practice how to care for this planet. It’s an every-day habit.”
Every week, Health Olympics inventor and new water technology researcher Kleyne talks with global experts about water, water evaporation, dry eye, health and the global water crisis that threatens all life on earth. Kleyne’s current guest is Dr. Michael Campana, Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at Oregon State University and Technical Director of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) in Corvallis, Oregon.
Campana, who in a long teaching career has earned from students the affectionate nickname, Aqua Doc, asserts to Kleyne that “the best decision I ever made, besides marrying my wife, was to get into water.” Campana adds that he fortunately attended graduate school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, perhaps the best university for the study of water in the world.
Despite many dire predictions about the future of water amidst a global water crisis triggered by mismanagement, climate change and its attendant global warming, Campana harbors some hope. “We can make ourselves sick with pessimism,” he warns Kleyne and their listeners. Campana bases his guarded optimism on students who are more aware and more dedicated to health and the wellbeing of others. “I’m impressed with the students coming through the educational system these days,” says Campana, “They’re intelligent and engaged. They ask, ‘how can I help others meet their need for water?’”
Campana also sees hope in a profound shift in educational intention over the last fifty years. When he was in school back in the early seventies, for instance, the focus was on how much water could be taken out of a river for human needs. Today, the focus is on how much water we have to keep in the river to preserve ecosystems as well as meet human needs. Campana cites the wisdom of his wife, Mary Francis, a retired librarian, who pointed out to her husband that “these students were there all the time, but thirty years ago, you weren’t looking for them.”
“We must wake up to the fact that everything is technology,” adds Kleyne. “The planet is whispering to us, and we must listen and act for the sake of the children everywhere. There is no such thing as an imperfect child.”
If you would like to listen to Doc Aqua, Dr. Michael Campana, Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management at Oregon State University and Technical Director of the American Water Resources Association talk about the world’s water crisis, health, water management and new water technology with Health Olympics creator and children’s advocate Sharon Kleyne, follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/116821/water-security-new-technologies-strategies-and-policies