"Region that includes all the earth's liquid water, frozen water, floating ice, frozen upper layer of soil, and the small amounts of water vapour in the atmosphere." (Lenntech, 2019)


Lenntech. Water glossary: An explanation of  terminology concerning water related issues. Accessed March 4, 2019. Available at: https://www.lenntech.com/water-glossary.htm

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