From the Huffington Post:
Are you experiencing pain, illness, economic problems and severe stress due to your acute and chronic water problems? Are you a victim of the new water cycle: hurricanes, flooding, pipe breaks, toxic blooms, boil orders, salt water intrusion, severe contamination and droughts? This is not your grandparents’ water cycle. You learned about it in school — “the hydrologic cycle” — and unlike resources like oil, water is considered to be a “renewable resource.” But humans are now coupled to the water cycle and have modified this global resource which is necessary for all life on earth, where usable and clean water are becoming scarcer.
Read more about this take on the water cycle here.