Water articles on Wikipedia
general aspects of water. For a detailed discussion of its physical and chemical properties, see Properties of water. For other uses, see Water (disambiguation)
Apr 27th 2017

Water resources
Water resources are sources of water that are potentially useful. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental
Apr 20th 2017

Water scarcity
clean drinking water. Water scarcity involves water shortage, water stress or deficits, and water crisis. The relatively new concept of water stress is difficulty
Apr 16th 2017

Tap water
Tap water (running water, city water, town water,, municipal water, etc.) is water supplied to a tap (valve). Its uses include drinking, washing, cooking
Apr 26th 2017

Water pollution
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs
Apr 10th 2017

Water treatment
For medical water treatment, see Water cure (therapy). Water treatment is any process that makes water more acceptable for a specific end-use. The
Apr 2nd 2017

Bottled water
water is drinking water (e.g., well water, distilled water, mineral water, or spring water) packaged in plastic or glass water bottles. Bottled water
Apr 26th 2017

Drinking water
Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation, without risk of
Apr 26th 2017

Water conservation
Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities made to sustainably manage the natural resource fresh water, to protect the water
Apr 9th 2017

Water purification
from water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is disinfected for human consumption (drinking water), but water purification
Apr 28th 2017

Water quality
Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water relative
Apr 27th 2017

Water supply
other uses, see WaterworksWaterworks (disambiguation). Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities commercial organisations, community
Apr 27th 2017

Water slide
the water-based amusement. For decals with water-soluble substrates, see Water slide decal. A water slide (also referred to as flumes, water chutes
Jan 3rd 2017

Water supply network
A water supply system or water supply network is a system of engineered hydrologic and hydraulic components which provide water supply. A water supply
Apr 25th 2017

Water park
water park or waterpark is an amusement park that features water play areas, such as swimming pools, water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds (water playgrounds)
Apr 27th 2017

Water use
Water use can mean the amount of water used by a household or a country, or the amount used for a given task or for the production of a given quantity
Mar 20th 2017

Hard water
with heavy water. Hard water is water that has high mineral content (in contrast with "soft water"). Hard water is formed when water percolates through
Apr 21st 2017

Water heating
"Hot water" redirects here. For other uses, see Hot Water. Water heating is a thermodynamic process that uses an energy source to heat water above
Mar 22nd 2017

Properties of water
here. For other uses, see H2O (disambiguation) and HOH (disambiguation). Water (H 2O) is a polar inorganic compound that is at room temperature a tasteless
Apr 9th 2017

Water right
discusses water usage laws in common law. For a discussion of the right to water as a human right under international law, see right to water. Water right
Apr 25th 2017

Water filter
A water filter removes impurities from water by means of a fine physical barrier, a chemical process or a biological process. Filters cleanse water to
Apr 18th 2017

Water vapor
Water vapor, water vapour or aqueous vapor is the gaseous phase of water. It is one state of water within the hydrosphere. Water vapor can be produced
Apr 20th 2017

Water clock
For the individual water clock at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, see Water clock (Indianapolis). A water clock or clepsydra (Greek κλεψύδρα
Apr 23rd 2017

Water wheel
For Irrigation water wheels, see Noria. A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms
Apr 13th 2017

Carbonated water
(Montreal). Carbonated water (also known as club soda, soda water, sparkling water, seltzer water, or fizzy water) is water into which carbon dioxide
Apr 5th 2017

Water table
For the architectural feature, see Water table (architecture). The water table is the upper surface of the zone of saturation. The zone of saturation
Apr 14th 2017

Water intoxication
Not to be confused with Hydrocephalus. Water intoxication, also known as water poisoning or hyperhydration, is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain
Apr 2nd 2017

Brackish water
Kittie song, see Brackish (song). Brackish water or briny water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater. It may result
Apr 21st 2017

Purified water
Purified water is water that has been mechanically filtered or processed to remove impurities and make it suitable for use. Distilled water has been the
Apr 17th 2017

Water polo
Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters, in which the two teams attempt to score
Apr 25th 2017

Water resource management
of water cycle management. Ideally, water resource management planning has regard to all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on
Apr 4th 2017

Water tower
A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution
Apr 23rd 2017

Water stagnation
"Standing water" redirects here. For the song "Standing Water" by Soul Asylum, see The Silver Lining Water stagnation occurs when water stops flowing
Feb 26th 2017

Water metering
Water metering is the process of measuring water use. In many developed countries water meters are used to measure the volume of water used by residential
Apr 26th 2017

Water industry
the economy. The water industry includes manufacturers and suppliers of bottled water. Water privatization by companies in the water industry is becoming
Mar 17th 2017

Thames Water
Thames Water Utilities Ltd, known as Thames Water, is the private utility company responsible for the public water supply and waste water treatment in
Mar 22nd 2017

Fresh water
For other uses, see FreshwaterFreshwater (disambiguation). Fresh water is naturally occurring water on Earth's surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs
Apr 10th 2017

Water skiing
Water skiing is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming
Apr 24th 2017

List of water sports
pools. Water aerobics is aerobics in the water. Water polo is a team sport played in water. Aquajogging On the water Main article: Surface water sports
Feb 24th 2017

Heavy water
Not to be confused with hard water or tritiated water. Heavy water (deuterium oxide, 2 H 2O) is a form of water that contains a larger than normal amount
Apr 22nd 2017

Water cycle
of water on Earth remains fairly constant over time but the partitioning of the water into the major reservoirs of ice, fresh water, saline water and
Apr 27th 2017

Water conflict
"Water war" redirects here. For the type of mock combat, see Water fight. Water conflict is a term describing a conflict between countries, states, or
Mar 18th 2017

Reclaimed water
Reclaimed or recycled water (also called wastewater reuse or water reclamation) is the process of converting wastewater into water that can be reused for
Apr 22nd 2017

Distilled water
Distilled water is water that has had many of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing
Apr 17th 2017

Lunar water
Lunar water is water that is present on the Moon. Liquid water cannot persist at the Moon's surface, and water vapor is decomposed by sunlight, with hydrogen
Apr 1st 2017

Water security
Water security has been defined as "the reliable availability of an acceptable quantity and quality of water for health, livelihoods and production, coupled
Apr 11th 2017

Water of crystallization
In chemistry, water of crystallization or water of hydration or crystallization water is water that occurs inside crystals. Water is often incorporated
Apr 15th 2017

Water fluoridation
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. Fluoridated water has fluoride at a level that
Apr 2nd 2017

Water-fuelled car
A water-fuelled car is an automobile that hypothetically derives its energy directly from water. Water-fuelled cars have been the subject of numerous international
Dec 1st 2016

Water cooling
Water cooling is a method of heat removal from components and industrial equipment. As opposed to air cooling, water is used as the heat conductor. Water
Mar 3rd 2017

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