In an age when 663 million people globally live without access to clean water, and one person dies from a waterborne illness every minute or two, it's no wonder that H2O has been dubbed "the new oil."
Even if you do think you have access to clean water, recent scandals like Flint, Michigan, show that there's a lot that could be going on outside of your gaze and inside the tap. It all depends on the infrastructure in place where you live. Cody Friesen, the founder and CEO of Zero Mass Water, is on a mission to even the playing field and bring fresh water to the masses using hydropanels that extract drinking water from thin air.
"You take a breath of air and you own the air you breathe, and yet water has its own supply chain," he says of the inherent injustice of a politicized water system. "Our vision is perfect water for every person, in every place."