Third Pod from the Sun

Third Pod from the Sun

Special Release: Managing Emergencies in a Water World

October 11, 2019

Water is one of the things that none of us can live without. Yet, it’s taken for granted in so many parts of the parts, and even in parts of the U.S. But what would happen if we ever hit day zero, or the day that the water ran out. That probably won’t happen but Paula Buchanan is here to tell us that we still need to be vigilant.

Buchanan is a doctoral student in Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University where she studies, water stewardship, or how we can more effectively use our limited water resources. She’s also one of AGU’s Voices for Science Advocates. Voices for Science is an initiative of AGU’s Sharing Science Program that centers around training scientists to address the critical need for communicating the value and impact of Earth and space science to key decision makers, journalists, and public audiences.

This is the first of three episodes where we’ll feature Advocates from different scientific disciplines. In this first episode, Buchanan talks about what it’s like to work in diverse communities in Atlanta, travel to the bottom of a rock quarry featured in the walking dead, call out Senator Cory Booker, and more!

This episode was produced by Shane M Hanlon and mixed by Kayla Surrey.