WATER AND LIFE Water is essential in the lives of all living things. Animals, humans and plants all rely on water to survive. Without water on our Earth the planet would be lifeless.
WATER AND HUMAN WELLBEING A major part in the makeup of the human body is water. 55 - 78% of water makes up the human body. depending on a person's size the body needs 1 - 7 litres of water.
AESTHETIC, SPIRITUAL AND RECREATIONAL VALUE OF WATER One of the most important ways people relate to the environment is through appreciation of landscape. Looking out at the view of the water is always appreciated by those who are lucky enough to view it.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER TO INDIGENOUS CULTURES In Indigenous societies water is an important way of spiritually connecting to the culture and religion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people place great value on water.
ECONOMIC VALUE Water is greatly valued and considered an economic good. We use water in so many different ways to benefit many industries. A price is put on water to ensure that it is being used for good.