Importance and uses of water
Water is essential for life on Earth. Living things cannot survive without water. Nearly 97% of water on Earth is in the oceans and seas which is salty and is not fit for use. Only 3% of water on Earth is potable i.e. fresh water and is suitable for domestic and agricultural use.
We use water for cooking, drinking, cleaning, washing and for many more activities. Farmers use water to irrigate the fields and to grow crops.