Today I want to talk about water and the law that surrounds drinking water, talk about its quality, talk about what your rights are to clean water, to also give you a sense of what key threats are to drinking water, what your exposure might be, and what we might do about it both legally but also personally. Water is a critical component of our environment and our body. Our body is close to 70 percent water. You can go several weeks, 2 to 3 on average without food; you can only go about 4 minutes without air; you can go maybe about 4 days without water before you die. So water is absolutely critical. and one of the key arguments I want to make today is that it is a largely neglected area of environmental law given the rapid increase in our knowledge about chemical threats to water quality and where those threats come from.