Why Water is Important?

There are many reasons why water is important for both our personal health and the world we live in. We need it in order for our world to function and for us to survive. While it is extremely easy to take it for granted, it is important to take a moment and see how it is a part of almost everything that we do.

Functions of Water

Let's take a look at the question of why water is important to each and every one of us.

Consuming water


50-75% of our human body weight is made up of water making it vital that we keep our body hydrated for our cell and organ functions to work correctly.

This fluid helps your kidneys assisting in the movement of bodily waste in and out of cells. It also helps remove toxins and waste through urine and perspiration before they become poisonous.

Intaking water will energize muscle and prevent muscle fatigue as well as regulate our body temperature.

For those watching their weight, drinking water can help control calories. By substituting water instead of soft drinks, you are already cutting hundreds of calories. Eating water rich foods such as broth based soup, vegetables, fruit, and beans is a good way of getting water intake and will also help us stop overindulging.

Water also covers 71% of the earths surface. Water is essential for our survival. All the living organisms on the earth need it to live and grow.

We need plants and trees to produce oxygen so we have the capability to breath. In order for them to produce oxygen, they need water to grow.


Places in much of the Asia-Pacific region produce hydroelectricity, a great renewable energy. Without water this could severely limit them from growing.


Water is a vital part of agriculture across the world. All farmers need water for irrigation to grow their crops. They also use it to clean fruits and vegetables before we purchase and consume them.


As you can see, there are many reasons as to why water is important to us.

Some tips to help us intake more water for our health would be to try and get at least 64oz of water a day or 8 glasses of water. This amount will vary depending on climate, exercise, body composition, and other factors, but it is a general rule of thumb.

In regards to our environment, help stop people from polluting the water with chemical pesticides, dumping waste nearby water sources, and throwing garbage into the rivers. Help take care of the precious water resources that we still have.

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