We propose to model the local dynamics of $H_2O$ by a finite state
machine and extend it in spatial direction by the concept of cellular
finite state machines (cellular automata). The cellular state machine is
assumed to realize a chaotic process caused by shear-forces at its
boundaries. On a hydrodynamical level this chaotic process is assumed to
correspond to turbulence. Clusters of water molecules are associated
with possible strange attractors of the $H_2O$ chaotic process.