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The Effects of Urbanization on the Water Cycle

As our islands’ populations increase, we notice many visible changes, including additional housing, road networks and retail and resort developments. One potential impact of such development is pollution of our vital water resources. To understand how our water supply can become polluted and/or reduced, it is important to revisit and understand the oldest solar-powered “recycling” system - the water cycle, also called the hydrologic cycle.
The Effects of Urbanization on the Water Cycle
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PDF icon NEMO water cycle brochure (3.75 MB)
Publication Date
January 2006