Problem

Unethical practice of hydrology

Other Names:
Malpractice in hydrology
Corruption of hydrologists
Underreporting of disruptions in natural water cycles
Misconduct of consultant hydrogeologists
Claim:
Hydrologists, under pressure from their employers or clients, have adopted practices which lead to the underreporting of disruptions in natural water cycles to avoid public protest, especially in the case of major dam and irrigation systems, given the implications of silting and sedimentation for traditional patterns of agriculture.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
07.02.1999 – 00:00 CET