Dear Section Hydrologists,
The untimely and brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dion Johnson, and Ahmaud Arbery have shown us all, that racism and injustice towards our fellow human beings have not gone away, as much as many of us would have wished to believe.
The AGU has taken a firm stand to confront racism, and I encourage you to read the recent Prow post. AGU has also signed the letter: A Call to Action for an Anti-Racist Science Community from Geoscientists of Color: Listen, Act, Lead and I recommend you to read this document carefully. I have also personally signed it. It is precise and clear in its demands and provides a roadmap for scientists and politicians to take measurable action and to make changes that are needed. It is time for all of us to take actions to ensure that we treat not just our hydrology colleagues fairly, but that we treat all our fellow human beings with equality, respect, and justice.
The Hydrology Section leadership and its committees will meet in early July to identify where we, as a section, can take measurable action to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment. We will follow up with the membership to gather your input but meanwhile, I encourage you to contact me directly with your thoughts and opinions as to how the section as a whole can make the necessary changes (email@example.com).
Section Fall Meeting Program Chair
Section Executive Committee Liaison
Editor in Chief-Water Resources Research
Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee Chair
Antônio Alves Meira Neto
Hydrology Newsletter Editor
Hydrology Website Manager