by Liema Hayes
What is water? It is a colorless, transparent, odorless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain; it is the basis of living organisms. In this article, I will be telling you:
- the importance of water
- why we need to drink water every day
- The crisis of our water supplies
- where does our water come from
Water has had a key role in the development of modern science. Early civilizations knew the importance of rain and annual flooding to avoid life-threatening droughts and hunger. Water had many uses, and there was a great deal of it. The London scientist Henry Cavendish discovered hydrogen and reported that it produced water when it reacted with oxygen. This composition was confirmed in 1800 when the amounts of hydrogen and oxygen produced by the electrolysis in water were measured by Johan Ritter.