A resource more precious than gold
Published 18/01/2010 | 05:00
It gives life. It takes life. We can have too much of it or we can have too little of it. We love it and we hate it. We pollute it then we spend millions trying to purify it.
Every day on television we see its significance to life in Third World countries and we generously make donations to projects that supply it.
Yet here at home we don't recognise its importance and waste it on a large scale. One thing is for sure, no nation, no matter how wealthy and sophisticated it may be, can either produce it or do without it.