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Water Basics

Just the facts

Consider this: two invisible atoms of hydrogen (an odorless, colorless gas) bond with one invisible atom of oxygen (another odorless, colorless gas) to produce a molecule of water—the odorless, colorless liquid on which human survival depends.

Get to know water. Use the Glossary of Water Terminology to learn its lingo. Find out about its significance in daily life. Make sure you know the difference between Water Myths and Realities. Brush up on Water Trivia. Learn about how dams help provide water to dry areas and how water power can bring light to a city.

Keeping Drinking Water Clean and Conserving Water are also important. Ponder these Water What-Ifs.

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