The 14 3/4 Biggest Ideas of the Year are well chosen. However, without clean, drinkable water none of these other ideas will matter. The shortage of water is already apparent in many parts of the world; in a few years, clean water will replace oil as the main motive for war. Of course that doesn't have to happen. Clean water and clean water technology, along with efficient use and conservation technology and practice, are the necessary and essential focus for this planet's overall survival.