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Water is essential for life. No living being on planet Earth can survive without it. It is a prerequisite for human health and well-being as well as for the preservation of the environment.

Background - Water for Life 29 Nov. 2010

Hydrology is the multidisciplinary science that seeks to understand, describe, and predict the occurrence, circulation, and distribution of water on and under the Earth's land surface, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological interactions of this water with the terrestrial environments of our planet.

Warf, B. (2010). Hydrology. In Encyclopedia of geography (Vol. 1, pp. 1514-1518). SAGE Publications, Inc.,

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