This is a very simple mod that makes water limited.
This mod is for 1.8, and will work with both client and server.
This is a JAR mod. It is compatible with forge, but you cannot just plop it in to the mods folder. You must move the .class file into the 1.8.jar file found in /versions/1.8. It should also work in 1.8.1-1.8.8, but I haven't tested. For MultiMC, my favorite launcher, just use Edit Instance>Add JAR Mod.