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The Water Sustainability in Cities Module introduces you to the concept of water sustainability and how it can influence planning and design of cities. You will learn about fundamentals in hydrologic science and applied concepts related to climate and vegetation. This geosciences knowledge will be complemented with activities developing planning and design skills. In particular, the module covers reducing outdoor and indoor water use, implementing rainwater harvesting, and applying storm water best management practices. The concept of extreme events is also introduced, and the impacts on water sustainability are explained. The team project provides you an opportunity to improve your team skills and technical knowledge. Overall, you will gain a better understanding of what water sustainability is and how it can be achieved in cities.