Welcome to the library of Aquatic Habitats. In this section you can learn about general aspects of water resources.
Select the chapter(s) that you would like to read below. If this is your first visit, we suggest that you start with the introductory chapter.
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.