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Ecohydrology is an almost new part of science (1990`s) the name that comes from the three words eco, hydro and logy, all derived from Greek, Oikos (eco) means house, hudôr (hydro) means water and logos (logy) means science. Therefore, eco-hydro-logy is the science of water and ecology. Even few precise definitions exist. One can describe ecohydrology as the following: Ecohydrology is a term describe used to describe a scientific way of managing the water cycle in order to achieve the sustainable use of water by societies. It´s a rather new science that seeks to understand how hydrological processes integrate with other ecological ones, such as the discharge of reservoirs, river, wetlands and lakes influence over the population and the interactions between them. The key element of the twenty-first-century sciences that Ecohydrology provides (according to The International Council for Science ICSU, 2005) is in line with the overall view of importance.

  • Integrative
  • Problem-solving
  • Interdisciplinary

One does not need to look longer than into poetry or art to understand the effect water for a part of the landscape and daily life enriched our lives and well-being. When as much as Eighty-three percent of the land surface of this planet has been modified by the engineering activities of human beings, (most of these changes have been done without any thoughts upon the results effect on nature), however, most of all how human life is affected. Therefore, to understand and learn from water works in cycles and biota affect hydrology such as science seems valuable. See Hydrological cycle in the Eco fashion dictionary and diagram hydrological cycle in the library


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