” I love the rain! […] our bodies are more than 70% water. You and I and everyone else- we’re walkin’, talkin’, rain.
Rain is the embodiment of life. It infuses water into our springs, rivers, and aquifers. It cool us, green the land, and nourishes the plants that feed us. It cleans the air, washes the salts from the soil, and make the animals sing.
Yet the world’s supply of fresh water is finite. Less than one half of one percent of all the water on Earth is fresh and available. The rest is seawater, or frozen. Our supply is renewed only through precipitation, a precious gift from the sky […].”
Brad Lancaster – Rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond Volume 1