# How do you calculate the displacement of water?

1. The volume of water, in its liquid state, can be measured using fluid units (mL, L, kL) or cubic units ($c {m}^{3}$, ${\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$, ${m}^{3}$). One milliliter (1 mL) of water occupies a volume of 1 cubic centimeter ($1 c {m}^{3}$). One liter (1 L) of water occupies a volume of one cubic decimeter ($1 {\mathrm{dm}}^{3}$). One kiloliter (1 kL) of water occupies a volume of one cubic meter ($1 {m}^{3}$).