I spend my time in the midwest, where we have massive aquifers that had millions to billions of gallons pulled from them in just 1 summer of drought. It's kind of basic common sense and a little bit of understanding of how water works to realize it is actually a finite resource. Even though there's the same amount of water in the world's system, it's not helpful when more places are suffering from droughts, and others are flooding with unusable water....
Seventy percent (70%) of the Earth’s surface is covered by water so while water is definitely (we think) a finite resource, water is definitely a super abundant resource.
The following is a true story that shows the difference between sound logic and touchy feely emotion!
Your post reminds me of a distraught or maybe it was a 'dis-droughted' Texan I almost came to blows with about 20 years ago. I was watching the TV news in a coffee shop when a Texan came on the tube ruing the fact that his water front Mac-Mansion home was under 24 feet of flood water.
"The water hasn't been this high in 30 years” he wailed. After the flood segment went off I was asked by a fellow patron if I though the Texan deserved Federal Disaster aid.
“Not a penny,” I replied, he built his home on the creek bank and he knew the water was this high in the past, any fool should know that sooner of later that the creek is going to flood that deep again.”
I felt a tap on my shoulder and on turning around I saw a man sitting behind me who didn't look happy. "You are a fine one to talk" he began, "Your living here in the Tennessee Valley with all the things that the government has done for you to prevent floods!" Being an old Boy Scout and believing that one should always “be prepared” I stood up from my seat and turned around.
"If I give you the same deal that TVA and the Federal Government gave me and the people living in the Tennessee Valley” I began, “Will you take that deal and be happy?" The Texan said, "Yes I will!"
"Then go back home to Texas” I replied, “And as soon as the flood waters subside get everything you can salvage out of your home and then get your butt off the land!"
"Why," the perplexed Texan asked?
"Because the government is going to come in and bulldoze your house into the landscape them they'll build a dam and your land and home sight will be flooded 24-7-365 not just once every 30 years or so!"
"Good point," replied the Texan.
luving honey, your paragraph above is not an example of basic common sense or even a little bit of understanding about how water works! Your post is touchy feely emotion, pure and simple. Are you able now to understand what logic is now and how logic differs from emotion? If you still don’t get it re-read my reply again, all over, one more time.
FYI, water always flows to and collects in the lowest point, no exceptions. If your curious, this fact is why the lakes were you live in Central Wisconsin are full of water!! Water can not be compressed or bailed like hay or cotton and water also cannot be concentrated like OJ, or dehydrated like Wisconsin milk and then stored in a warehouse until needed. Read the directions on the next box of dehydrated H2O you find at Whole Foods and see if it says, “Add water and stir.” :-D Besides, flood water is not "unusable water," as you say it is. Flood water is SURPLUS or UN-NEEDED at the present time and/or place water. Your understanding about the properties of water is damaged by your emotional response.