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  • 1. Quotes on WaterSUNIL KOHLI, IDAS JS&FA, MOWR 1) i"When you see clouds gathering, prepare to catch rainwater." 2) “When one man drinks while another can only watch, Doomsday follows.” 3) "All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” 4) "The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land." 5) "Water is personal, water is local, water is regional, water is statewide. Everybody has a different idea, a different approach, a different issue, and a different concern. Water is the most personal issue we have." 6) "Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain there would be no life." 7) "The only books that separate ground water and surface water are our law books." 8) "Water and its availability and quality will be the main pressures on, and issues for, societies and the environment under climate change." 9) "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one." 10) "The solution to our water problems is more rain." 11) "Water is the lifeblood of our bodies, our economy, our nation and our well-being." 12) "Water is the only substance on earth that is naturally present in three different forms - as a liquid, a solid (ice) and as a gas (water vapor)." 13) "Battles over water in the West are always about something more. At their most elemental, they are about survival." 14) "There is too little public recognition of how much we all depend upon farmers as stewards of our soil, water and wildlife resources." 15) "You could write the story of mans growth in terms of his epic concerns with water." 16) "Man is a complex being; he makes deserts bloom and lakes die." 17) "We think of our land and water and human resources not as static and sterile possessions but as life giving assets to be directed by wise provisions for future days." 18) "There has been a lot said about the sacredness of our land which is our body; and the values of our culture which is our soul; but water is the blood of our tribes, and if its life-giving flow is stopped, or it is polluted, all else will die and the many thousands of years of our communal existence will come to an end." 1    
  • 2. 19) "Till taught by pain, men really know not what good water is worth."20) "Man - despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."21) " Water has become one of our major national concerns."22) "Civilization has been a permanent dialogue between human beings and water."23) "Water is the most basic of all resources. Civilizations grew or withered depending on its availability."24) "If we could ever competitively, at a cheap rate, get fresh water from saltwater, ..(this) would be in the long-range interests of humanity which could really dwarf any other scientific accomplishments." -25) "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water."26) "The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.”27) "Water should not be judged by its history, but by its quality"28) "A waster of water is a waster of better."29) "Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society.... It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children."30) "When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water."31) "Children of a culture born in a water-rich environment, we have never really learned how important water is to us. We understand it, but we do not respect it."32) "Dont empty the water jar until the rain falls."33) "The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives."34) "By means of water, we give life to everything."35) "It is a fascinating and provocative thought that a body of water deserves to be considered as an organism in its own right."36) "Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other."                                                                                                                i  http://www.gmd4.org/quotes.html   2