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The water cycle plays an essential role in the functioning of ecosystems by integrating the complex physical, chemical, and biological processes that sustain life. Water is a key factor in determining the productivity of ecosystems, species composition, and biodiversity. Water is also essential for human well-being: Human activities such as agriculture, fisheries, industries, and hydroelectric power depend on water supplies. An adequate water supply is vital to support households and businesses in urban and metropolitan regions.

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Land Cover Stream Flow Urban Development Hydrological Process Landscape Pattern 
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