In Canada, many of us are fortunate enough to have access to safe, clean drinking water with no limitations. Using water is something that I do very mindlessly. I turn the tap on every day without having to worry about whether or not it will actually work. I think this should be a fundamental human right. If we were less wasteful with our water, scarcity should not be an issue for anyone. Those of us that don’t consider the thousands of litres of water that go into our diet, clothes, and every day lives, need to change our perspective. We need to start treating water as the valuable contribution that it is to people. One way to execute this change would be by implementing laws to force water recycling. In the future I envision, governments in countries where water is readily available, would stop letting us waste water! One example of an effective way to make this happen would be to call for action from the government; governments could start passing laws to force the implementation of water-recycling infrastructure in projected residential and commercial buildings.