Our Earth is over 70% covered in water. Our bodies are around 60% water. It's no wonder we are so greatly affected by this strange and wonderful substance that is responsible for sustaining our lives.
Water can seem like an infinite resource - especially when we are fortunate enough receive it simply by turning on the nearest tap. However, only a precious 1% of the water on earth is freshwater that is also available for human use, and close to 1 billion people do not have access to this in their daily lives.
So next time you step into the shower, or pop the kettle on for your tea, take moment to really enjoy this simple luxury. Perhaps we can all consider how to each take small steps - from using capturing rainwater to re-using grey water for watering your garden - to help conserve this precious, life-giving element.
For more great ideas, we found www.yourhome.gov.au/water a helpful source.
About the Author: Lucy Yu is a Creative Artist based out of Melbourne