Water Scarcity In California

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The human body is made up of 50-70% of water, (Howard) so freshwater is very important to everyone. Despite this, most people do not conserve water, and this has a huge impact on our environment. Water scarcity may bot be as big of a deal in the US than some other countries, but California is in a drought, which raises concerns for residents.

What exactly do humans need freshwater for? Well, a part from safe drinking water, we also use freshwater to "irrigate crops, as part of sanitation systems, and in industrial factories..." among other things. (Skofronick-Jackson, Kakar, Cosner, Reed) Freshwater is vital to not only human survival, but numerous aquatic animals and plants. It is important for freshwater to be available to all organisms

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