H2O On the Go
Studying the water cycle
In the future, water may be our most valuable commodity. Understanding the water cycle – the continuous movement of water through the Earth's upper crust, surface and atmosphere – is crucial.
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University of Waikato scientist David Hamilton studies human impacts on the Rotorua lakes. His goal is to help implement management strategies to preserve these lakes for future generations.
The Earth system is made up of 4 subsystems – the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. Together, they interact and sustain life on our planet.
Not all water is actively moving through the water cycle – some water is stored in reservoirs. How long is some water stored for, and why is this information important to know?
Dave Campbell, Louis Schipper, David Hamilton and Keith Hunter explain how water is...
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