As discussed in class today, water is not valued at the price it should be. For all of the benefits we gain from it and the benefits it provides to our ecosystems, the cost of water is nowhere near reflective of its value. On Earth, only 3% of the water is freshwater. Out of that, only about 1.2% is drinkable, with the rest of the freshwater essentially trapped in glaciers, permafrost, icecaps, or inaccessibly deep in the ground. We need to realize that water is a very precious resource that can in fact run out!! Without understanding its true value, as a society/collective whole we won't ever feel the urgency necessary to implement real changes to help reduce water waste. Sure, at a personal level we can do laundry less often to reduce water consumption and also the degradation of our clothing, turn off water taps while brushing our teeth, install valves into our showers so while you’re not actively rinsing off you can reduce the water flow and therefore waste. However, these interventions aren’t going to be as hard hitting as those of a larger magnitude.