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Name: Water Cycle and Fresh Water Supply
ID: m41397
Language: English (en)
Summary: In this module, water reservoirs and water cycles are described, the principles controlling groundwater resources are presented, the causes and effects of depletion in different water reservoir are given, and solutions to the water supply crisis are discussed.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Aqueduct, Aquifer, Aquitard, Artesian well, Condensation, Cone of depression, Confined aquifer, Consumptive water use, Dam, Desalination, Discharge area, Drainage basin, Evaporation, Groundwater, Groundwater mining, Instream water use, Offstream water use, Permeability, Pore space, Porosity, Rainwater harvesting, Recharge area, Reservoir, River discharge, Saltwater intrusion, Saturated zone, Soil moisture, Spring, Surface runoff, Transpiration, Unconfined aquifer, Unsaturated zone, Water conservation, Water crisis, Water cycle, Water reservoir, Water table, Water table well
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Steve Altaner (tgilles@uillinois.edu)
Copyright Holders: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (tgilles@uillinois.edu)
Maintainers: U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative (tgilles@uillinois.edu)

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Oct 17, 2011 11:29 am -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 21, 2012 9:59 pm -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.5 Mar 21, 2012 9:59 pm -0500 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
1)  Fix text in Figure 5.20: Drop in Water Table 2) Fix punctuation in 'Watkins, K (2006) 3) fix capitalization of glossary terms

Version: 1.4 Jan 18, 2012 8:41 am -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
Added Google Analytics tracking code

Version: 1.3 Jan 16, 2012 2:28 pm -0600 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
Remove number from title; fix headings; Remove numbering from Figures; bold figure titles in content (mwl)

Version: 1.2 Oct 31, 2011 10:28 am -0500 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
added altaner as author (mwl)

Version: 1.1 Oct 17, 2011 5:38 pm -0500 by U of I Open Source Textbook Initiative
Changes:
Created module (mwl)

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