There is no way to downplay the importance of water in our lives.
Everything that exists on this Earth and is alive, can thrive thanks to water. When we send spaceships to explore other planets, the first thing we look for is water!
Now, that’s not to say that once there is water everything is easy. There are many elements that make a place fit for life, but that’s definitely the start! Water allows plants to grow, assuages the negative effects of climate, and generally has a positive impact on the existing ecosystems of a place, whether they’re being adapted for human inhabitants or being left to thrive without.
This infographic tells us about the many ways in which a healthy water-fueled environment can support the liveability of a housing development. The graphic shows why it’s important to not only respect the existing sources of water but also introduce elements (like flora and fauna) that can help new sources so that its cycles work as they are intended to.
Think about the most common landmarks you can find around in your town, in one way or another water plays a role that makes most of them possible. Green landscapes? Water. Your city's forest? It needs natural irrigation. Your local stream or river? If not treated correctly, it can lead to catastrophic trouble!
See for yourself all the ways in which an environment rich in water can help life much better!