Water cycle


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

The water cycle is one of the most important natural processes that sustains human life and the natural environment. The water cycle works on two key processes: evaporation and condensation. But it is more complicated than that!

The key concept of the water cycle investigates the many processes involved in the natural water cycle, such as:

  • What are clouds and how are they formed?
  • What happens when water falls from the clouds and lands on the ground? Where does it go?
  • Where does groundwater come from?
  • How are the mountains, rivers and oceans connected?
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