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Common or Commons: looking at how we look at water

What is water? A seemingly simple question but the impacts that flow from your answer shape our delicate relationship with this blue earth.

The “common” ways of looking at water are all around us. Bottled water commercials, conservation campaigns, government plans, purification technologies, recreational dreams, and scientific discoveries all talk about water as a commodity, a resource, a playground, and a chemical bond known as H2O.