H2OSU - June 14, 2010


Monday, June 14, 2010
Summer is here!

Water Events June 14-30

Monday, June 14-Friday, June 18 - Water Governance and Conflict Management 2010 | This course offers an opportunity for water resources professionals and graduate students to learn about current and leading-edge ways to work effectively in contentious water situations. The course is also available online via Extended Campus.

Wednesday, June 16 - Deadline to register for H.J. Andrews Day, the annual field gathering at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and Long-Term Ecological (LTER) on June 24.

Thursday, June 24 - H.J. Andrews Day with the theme “Highlighting Ecosystem Services from Forests.” The event is open to all, lunch provided and transportation to and from the Andrews Forest  is available.


Water Community Announcements

H2OSU will shift to Monthly Distribution for Summer, Asks for Feedback

During the summer calm (now until mid-September), H2OSU will shift to monthly distribution. You can still send submissions to iww@oregonstate.edu or you can send time sensitive posts directly to the hydro_faculty and hydro_students listservs for immediate distribution.

Now is also a great time to send us your feedback. Is H2OSU meeting your water communication needs? Do you have ideas for improvement? In January, the IWW lauched H2OSU in its weekly format with the goals of improving communication in the OSU water community and reducing the number of separate emails going out over the hydro listservs. Have we achieved these goals -- do you have ideas for improvement? Send comments to iww@oregonstate.edu.

We've also had several questions about the hydro listservs and their current set up. H2OSU now goes out to four lists:

  • hydro_faculty - For faculty and staff (including adjunct faculty), receives H2OSU, occassional other time sensitive posts. It is moderated during school, unmoderated during summer.
  • hydro_students - Includes both undergraduate and graduate students, receives H2OSU plus other posts to/from students and faculty. It is moderated during school, unmoderated during summer.
  • hydro_alumni - OSU hydro alumni who wish to stay in the loop about OSU water happenings, this list receives the weekly H2OSU, but few other postings, it is moderated.
  • hydro_news - Individuals (including many not affiliated directly with OSU) interested in receiving only the H2OSU newsletters. Only IWW posts to this list.

Whenever possible, we are encouraging people to send their announcements to iww@oregonstate.edu so that they can be included in H2OSU, rather than sending them directly to the hydro lists. Let us know if you have additional questions or comments!


OSU Water in the News

(none this week)


Recent OSU Water Publications

Title: A Comparison of the Performance and Compatibility of Protocols Used by Seven Monitoring Groups to Measure Stream Habitat in the Pacific Northwest
Authors: Roper, BB; Buffington, JM; Bennett, S; Lanigan, SH; Archer, E; Downie, ST; Faustini, J; Hillman, TW; Hubler, S; Jones, K; Jordan, C; Kaufmann, PR; Merritt, G; Moyer, C; Pleus, A
Source: North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30 (2): 565-587
Published: APR 2010

Title: Land-cover impacts on streamflow: a change-detection modelling approach that incorporates parameter uncertainty
Authors: Seibert, J; McDonnell, JJ
Source: Hydrological Science Journal 55 (3): 316-332
Published: 2010


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

New! NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Rapid Response Research Grants Available for Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Research

New! 6/28/2010. Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies: Development of Master Agency Pollution Prevention Plan.

7/1/2010. USDA NIFA: Organic Transitions.

Preproposal due: 7/14/2010. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (Full Proposal due: 8/12/2010).

7/16/2010. NSF Division of Earth Sciences - Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program.

7/16/2010. NSF Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics.

7/19/2010. NSF Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF).

7/20/2010. NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.

7/20/2010. NASA ROSES: Climate and Biological Response: Research and Applications.

Preproposal due: 7/22/2010. NSF: Informal Science Education (ISE) (Full Proposal due: 12/7/2010).

7/31/2010. Hugh Kelly Fellowship for Visiting Senior Scientist at Rhodes University (South Africa).


For Students: Funding Opportunities

(none this week)


Job Opportunities

(all new!)

Research Hydrologist, USEPA's Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center (Oklahomah) closing 6/29/10.

Field Assistant, Middle Fork Irrigation District (Parkdale, Oregon) closing 6/30/10.

Fulltime lecturer in Geological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University (focus on environmental sciences).

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (Water Policy Coordinator), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife closing 6/24/10.


Other Items of Interest

New Fall Course on Women and Science

Philosophy 407/507 Feminism, Objectivity, and Science with Professor Sharyn Clough. Offered Fall 2010, MW 16:00-17:20. Students who have taken courses in science, philosophy, history of science, and/or gender and science will be given priority.


Other Related Campus Events

(none this week)


Regional Events and Conferences

Tuesday, June 15, noon-1 pm - River-in-focus: Baltimore Woods, Portland's Eastside Forest Treasure | Presented by Office of Healthy Working Rivers and the Friends of Baltimore Woods | Portland Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, June 15-Wednesday, June 16 - PNW Climate Science Conference | Topics: Climate in the PNW: Past, Present, Future; Climate Impacts on: Hydrology & Fresh Water, Terrestrial/Aquatic/Marine Species & Ecosystems, Managed Resources & Human Systems; Greenhouse Gas Sinks & Fluxes; Human Responses & Policy Initiatives | Abstracts due May 10, 2010 | Cost $40, free for students.

Wednesday, June 16, 6 p.m. - Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association gathering with a presentation: 2014/2024 Review of the Columbia River Treaty. Lucky Lab Beer Hall in NW Portland (1945 NW Quimby).

New! Wednesday, June 30, 6-8 pm - Water Scarcity: What Drives It? Benton County Community Water Meeting. There will be a presentation by Chris Maser, environmental researcher and author, and an opportunity for discussion and public input. Benton Conuty Fairgrounds Conference Room.

July 1 - Abstract Deadline for the 2010 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium (September 15-16 in Portland) | Sponsored by the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Environment and Water Resources Group (ASCE-EWRG) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)

September 28-30 - Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society 2010 Annual Meeting | Collier State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon


National and International Events and Conferences

July 11-16 - 2010 Gordon Conference on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media | Bates College, Lewiston, ME

July 19-22 - Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI) Biennial Colloquium | Gordon Grant (USFS, OSU-Geosciences) will give the meeting's M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman Lecture. | Boulder, Colorado.

July 22 - Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Down to Earth: Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations for Environmental Sensing | Workshop sponsored by NSF, CUAHSI, CTEMPs, OSU, UN-R | Instructors: John Selker (OSU BEE) and Scott Tyler (Nevada-Reno) and Cost: $150 USD includes snacks, lunch, and materials.  A $75 discount for the first 25 current students. | The workshop will follow the CUAHSI Colloquium. |FMI: Susan.Atkisson@oregonstate.edu. | Boulder, Colorado.

July-26-30 - CSP3185 - Managing Water for People and Nature: Environmental Flows | Short course offered at the USFWS, National Conservation Training Center; Shepherdstown, WV