“We never know the worth of water til the well runs dry.” ~Thomas Fuller
From history to present times, water has always been the founding point of any society. Whether the nomads who traveled from oasis to oasis in the desert, or the Egyptians harnessing the power of the Nile, or the trade and travel that has depended upon our oceans and rivers, water has always been the most important resource throughout civilization’s history.
In a previous post, we talked about the commercially navigable waters in the US, and the not-so-commercially-navigable waters in the US, which are tapped for energy production and irrigation. The modern world depends on water for agriculture, energy, travel, sanitation, health, and comfort. When there is an interruption in the water supply, it becomes glaringly obvious just how much we depend on having a constant clean water supply. Thomas Fuller boiled this down very succinctly in his quote.
It is because we recognize the need for clean water for a society to thrive that ministries and organizations are making efforts to take clean water technology and education to third-world countries. American Water College is not only committed to providing quality water and wastewater education to US operators, but also to advancing water treatment technology and education in less-developed countries.