I learned in grade school that, in the water cycle, water evaporates from the ocean, condenses into clouds, falls as rain, runs into rivers, and flows back into the sea. However, we humans have intervened and significantly modified this natural cycle.
In many of our cities, under standard operating procedures, we tend to:
1. pull the water from rivers, lakes or groundwater; treat it; use it; treat it again; and put it back in the river and
2. direct rainwater and stormwater into drainages and rivers to get them out of town as fast as the in-laws… Read more from cgfm.org