Water is more than a free resource that falls from the sky – it is essential to human survival. In Canada, we live in a country abundant with clean, fresh drinkable water but that’s not so for about two billion people around the world. What happens when it becomes scarce? With climate change and growing populations, some places are running out of water. It happened in Cape Town, South Africa. A country of nearly four million residents is forced to live with strict water restrictions. No more watering the lawn, baths are a thing of the past, and don’t flush that toilet just yet. Could that ever happen in Canada? You may be surprised by the answer.