The Importance of Water / Thirst

In our part of the world we can turn on the tap and let the water run without giving it much thought. We may sometimes curse the rain, but we would soon notice if it stopped falling. For some 700 million people across the world access to clean drinking water is something they can only dream of.


On page 171 you will find an article which explains why water is perhaps our most important resource, and then you can read a short story (p. 180) depicting life in a future affected by climate change.

Matt Damon: “Deaths Due to Lack of Water Unnecessary"

Actor Matt Damon says the number of deaths from lack of access to clean water and sanitation is "completely unnecessary".

A young scientist's quest for clean water

Deepika Kurup has been determined to solve the global water crisis since she was 14 years old.