Hydrology days chips away at “Culture” barrier

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John Walton once said, upon embarking on a study of how Los Angeles took water away from Owens Valley, “Community only became a reality when economic and political rights were fought for and partially gained.” He called culture “the system of meanings that people construct in social life and use to guide their action.” Walton's words are true of hydrologists: hydrologists have fought to become a community, but we do not yet have a productive culture. Creating such a culture is what the Hydrology Days meeting is all about.