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Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leoardo Da Vinci

Water is the source of all life. It is comprised of two Hydrogen and one Oxygen molecules. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe – making up 75% of the know mass of the universe – and the first element in the periodic table. Water is also the most abundant molecule in the universe, second to the elements hydrogen and carbon. Besides carbon, both oxygen and hydrogen are required for life. You breathe and exhale not just air, but moisture too. Water comprises about 65 to 70 percent of the human body, and about 70% of the surface of the Earth. Water also comprises 99% of the molecules in your body.

It quenches fire as well as fuel it. Hydrogen or oxygen gas, or in combination, and with other elements, are also sources of fuel for energy. In early times, windmills and dams, depended on water and were the only source of energy, besides mules, ox and horses – dams still account for 70% of the world’s renewable energy. Water still plays a critical role in harnessing energy today.

We think we know what water is, yet despite over 75 properties of water that have been identified, water still holds mysteries that perplexed researchers.Discoveries in the last 25 years showed hydrogen as having antioxidant properties that is up to 100 times more powerful than vitamin C, prompting further research into hydrogen’s therapeutic and healing effects. Then, of course, you’ve heard of the Conquistadors searching for the fountain of youth in the Americas back in the early 16th century.That’s because in many cultures, water is considered to have cleansing and healing properties. Take a cool shower in the summer under a sweltering humid day, and there’s no doubt how it feels; take it in the dead of winter when one is cold or freezing, and the same is true. Bruised or sore muscles from a strenuous workout are soothed in a hot tub with Epson salt. And when you’re feeling down, or depress, or a bit worn, a jump into a shower significantly soothes or lifts one’s spirits. A swim in the ocean also energizes you.

In ancient societies, the earth was thought to have emerged from water much like the creation story in the first chapter of Genesis of the Bible illustrated,  similar to the infant emerging from its amniotic fluids from its mother’s womb. In fact,  in many cultures, baptism is still considered a form of rebirthing into a new life. Noah’s flood was said to be the rebirthing of the planet after a cleansing period.

Water is required in many if not all forms of energy. From Thermonuclear energy to coal powered electricity to the refinery and processing of crude oil. Water is used for cooling, dilution, and diffusion of energy; it is used in fracking (injecting highly pressurized water into shale beds, to break them up and free up gas and oil); it is used in the distillation and refinery of oils into other fuel; it is used for many manufacturing processes, and it is also used for washing the impurities of systems utilizing water for energy and flushing out waste byproducts into clean water. Unfortunately, the later pollutes rivers, seas and oceans, consequently disrupting ecosystems, and diminishing clean water. It was and is used today as a major source of energy, accounting for 17% of the world’s energy.








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Around 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation - that's over 1,400 children a day.
The 2015 goal to halve the proportion of people living without sanitation is running 130 years behind schedule in sub-Saharan Africa.

(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation 2014)
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