When it comes to the essentials needed for human life, water almost always manages to top the list. In fact, without water, all life as we know it would practically cease to exist. However, while water is vital to most life processes and our every day lives, human industry and behavior often have negative effects on it. From damming rivers and redirecting water flow, to commoditizing and polluting major waterways and the ocean, the many negative impacts humans have on water can be detrimental to the people, communities, and ecosystems that depend on it. With hopes of eliciting change, our group has touched on four major water justice issues that exist within Humboldt County today.