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Drinking water is essential for human existence. Since 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water it should be available for free for everybody. Yet all over the world, billions of dollars are spent on drinking bottled water every day...

For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it injected into our veins..

Have we gone mad?

Clean, clear water: It's the most essential of essentials. Humans need it to survive. Our bodies are 60% water; the brain and…

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 Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated

For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it injected into our veins.. Have we gone mad?

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