A recent survey shows that Canadians care more about issues such as education and healthcare than they do about water. However, in the event of an emergency, water is the most important thing that Canadians care about. I think it is precisely because safe and abundant water is so readily available that it is such a low priority for day-to-day living. Also, I think it is interesting to see that in a natural disaster, Canadians would ensure that they have access to water above all else. This implies a need for self-reliance. If Canadians thought that a 911 call would protect them, they would have ranked communication much higher.