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Water – without a doubt one of the most vital substances on the earth. This life-giving liquid is so important to humanity, and yet it is often treated with the same short-sightedness that plagues our handling of so many other resources.

Water is needed for people to drink, as habitat for plants and animals, to irrigate crops, and even to power hydroelectric dams, but ultimately there are limits to how much fresh water is available in the world. Unfortunately, decisions are made so often without taking this into consideration, focusing only on short-term needs, rather than judging the long-term costs and benefits that might result.

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