Water is one of the most precious commodities on earth. Without it, life as we know it would not exist. In this presentation, the different properties of water will be reviewed as well as the different ways in which water is used in our daily lives. In addition, the importance of conserving our water resources and the future of our water supply will be discussed. Water quality as well as various types and causes of water pollution are covered in detail. This program was produced in cooperation with the Natural Resources Foundation of Texas. Collaborators: Dr. Ernest Fish and Dr. Ron Sosebee, Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University.