Water Conservation Ireland
Why is water so important
Water is the the most important requirement to life and health. It is critical for all body functions such as breathing, transporting nutrients and oxygen to cells, keeping normal body temperature and much more.
Our bodies are 60 per cent water, an essential component of all human tissue. We can only survive days without water but we can survive weeks without food. It is important to drink regularly to maintain your body's vital water balance.
Good hydration helps the cardiovascular system and circulation to deliver nutrients and oxygen to our cells and muscles, and regulates our temperature through sweating. It also functions to carry natural waste away from our cells, dilutes them and takes them to the kidneys to be eliminated.
Some key facts about water
Water makes up 75% of the planet.
3/4 of your brain is made up of water.
Vegetation such as plants and trees are almost entirely made of water.
90% of a person's blood and 90% of the sap of tress is made up of water.
Water is important for energy absorption. For example Earthquakes occuring under the sea are rarely felt on land.
Water is also the only substance that can get the dirt and bacteria off of our bodies.
Without water there would be no life on Earth. Everything from single celled organisms to the largest mammals need water to live. Life evolved from water and it is the only element that can exist in 3 separate states gas, solid and liquid and humans find benefits in eah different state.
It is very easy to take our water for granted. Why is water important? Because without it, we would not exist.