The Water Cycle for Adults and Advanced Students - In Many Languages

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From Afrikaans to Zulu, the Water Science School has the world covered. Volunteers from around the globe have provided us with a water cycle diagram and summary text in over 60 languages. The diagrams below are intended for adults and advanced students.

This information is about the natural water cycle, ignoring human influences.

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Water Cycle information for adults and advanced students is available in the following languages:

The Natural Water Cycle

Learn About Water!

Earth's water is always in movement, and the natural water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Water is always changing states between liquid, vapor, and ice, with these processes happening in the blink of an eye and over millions of years.