Water 101

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The Water Cycle

Learn more about how water moves between the earth’s surface, subsurface, atmosphere and oceans.

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Geoscape Nanaimo

Explore the geological landscape (geoscape) of Nanaimo and area.

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What is a Watershed?

Watersheds are places we call home. Learn more about watersheds, wetlands, riparian areas and the interaction between groundwater and surface water.

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What is an Aquifer?

An aquifer stores water underground in the spaces between gravel, sand, rock or clay. Learn how a well works, and why over-pumping can impact neighbours and streams.

Drinking Water & Watershed Protection
Learn more about the RDN’s Drinking Water & Watershed Protection program at dwwp.ca