Module 5: Water for Living Cities

Education module

People interfere with the natural water cycle in various ways. In urban areas, the water cycle is altered by the capture and distribution of fresh water through pipes for people to use, the piping of household wastewater to sewage treatment plants, and directing stormwater from hard urban surfaces into drainage systems.

In this module, students will:

  • consider how humans alter the water cycle
  • determine where water flows when it rains in their schoolyard
  • create a drainage map of their school