|Chapter 1: Introduction
A brief introduction to the importance of water in the world and its abundance in Canada. It also includes definitions of the scientific disciplines that focus on water.
|Chapter 2: Water Chemistry
This chapter details the many components of water chemistry. It covers general measures such as pH and hardness, general properties like oxygen content and salinity, and the major nutrients found in aquatic systems.
|Chapter 3: The Hydrological Cycle
A discussion of the movement of water through the hydrological cycle. It follows water as it precipitates and evaporates between atmosphere and land, and flows over and through the ground.