Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Registering hydrologists



A nationwide attempt is being made to promote an organization which calls itself ‘American Institute of Hydrology’ which will register hydrologists. The announcement which was circulated mentions that a provision is being made that those responding prior to June 30, 1983, will not be required to take an examination prior to registration.

While the undersigned are not necessarily taking issue with the general concept of registration, we do object to what appears to be the almost total lack of involvement of the profession as a whole in the planning and execution of this process. To be valid, such action needs the considered advice and active involvement of representatives from the American Geophysical Union, American Society of Civil Engineers, Geological Society of America, American Water Resources Association, and all other organizations in which hydrologists make up a significant number of the membership.