H2OSU - September 1, 2010

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
(Please note: H2OSU will be distributed monthly during July-September.)

Upcoming Campus Events

Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 5 p.m., Bombs Away Café - HydroHour, a weekly casual gathering of water folks to facilitate community, socializing and networking.  The event is coordinated by Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club and they encourage all in the hydro community to come!

Monday, September 27 - Fall Classes Begin


Water Community Announcements

Opportunity for Software Tool Development

Professor Mike Bailey, instructor for the OSU Computer Science Senior Capstone class, is looking for project ideas for his students.  When the students come to the first class on September 28, he will present them with a list of exciting, creative, and real-experience software engineering project possibilities.  After projects have been selected, they follow a client-contractor model in which Prof Bailey "runs" the software contract company and the person submitting the project idea is one of their valued clients. The students "report" to Prof Bailey, but the project proposer, as client, works directly with the students to design the requirements, set the timeline, and approve the progress.

"Clients" have until September 27 to get their ideas in.  This might be a good way to have a custom software application developed for your hydro project! See examples of past projects, learn more about proposing a project and submit project ideas on the capstone website.


Reminder: September 2 is the Fall AGU Abstract Deadline!



OSU engineers turn waste into energy (KGW) - You’ve heard about solar, wind, even wave power. But now engineers at Oregon State University have found a practical way to generate electricity from human waste. (See also KMTR)

Rain Garden Guide Helping Oregonians Manage Stormwater (OSU News & Research Communications, 8/18/10) - If you have a lemon, make lemonade. In Oregon, if you have excess rainwater, make a rain garden. The Oregon Rain Garden Guide, produced by Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University, is the state’s first stormwater management resource for both novices and expert landscapers.

Two Oregon State Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships (OSU News & Research Communications, 8/17/10) - Hathai Sangsupan, a graduate student in forest science, will travel to Thailand to study ecology and environmental issues. Arthur Bass, a graduate student in fisheries studies, will travel to Norway to study biology.

Ancient Hawaiian glaciers reveal clues to global climate impacts (OSU News & Research Communications, 8/4/10) - A new study has found geochemical clues near the summit of Mauna Kea that tell a story of ancient glacier formation, the influence of the most recent ice age, more frequent major storms in Hawaii, and the impact of a distant climatic event that changed much of the world. Features research by Peter Clark and others.


Recent OSU Water Publications

(at least one author on each publication is affiliated with OSU)

Appuhamillage, TA, Bokil VA, Thomann E, Waymire E, Wood BD.  2010.  Solute transport across an interface: A Fickian theory for skewness in breakthrough curves. Water Resources Research. 46(7)

Campana, Michael E. 2010. Hydrophilanthropy, WaSH, and experiential learning in developing countries. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, Issue 145: 36-44.

Hughes, RM, Herlihy AT, Kaufmann PR.  2010.  An Evaluation of Qualitative Indexes of Physical Habitat Applied to Agricultural Streams in Ten U.S. States1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 46(4):792-806.

Thompson, M, Sessions J, Boston K, Skaugset A, Tomberlin D.  2010.  Forest Road Erosion Control Using Multiobjective Optimization. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 46(4):712-723.

Ice, GG, Brown GW, Gravelle JA, Rhett Jackson C, Light JT, Link TE, Martin DJ, McGreer DJ, Skaugset AE.  2010.  Discussion1-“Stream Temperature Relationships to Forest Harvest in Western Washington” by Michael M. Pollock, Timothy J. Beechie, Martin Liermann, and Richard E. Bigley. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 46(4):838-842.

Barthold, FK, Wu J, Vache KB, Schneider K, Frede H-G, Breuer L.  2010.  Identification of geographic runoff sources in a data sparse region: hydrological processes and the limitations of tracer-based approaches. Hydrological Processes. 24(16):2313-2327.


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

WaterReuse Foundation: Fit for Purpose Water: The Cost of “Over-Treating” Reclaimed and Other Water 09/23/2010

WaterReuse Foundation: Guidance for Implementing Water Reuse in New Buildings and Developments to Achieve LEED Sustainability Goals 09/23/2010

NSF: Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) (LOI: 10/01/2010) 11/10/2010

WaterReuse Foundation: Development of Bio-Analytical Techniques to Assess the Potential Human Health Impacts of Recycled Water 10/07/2010

NOAA: National Weather Service 2010 Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) 10/15/2010

NSF: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) 10/06/2010

Oregon BEST: Commercialization Grant Program 10/8/10

NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 11/30/2010


For Students: Funding Opportunities

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (proposals due 10/19/10)

Interdisciplinary PhD Research Fellowships in Social and Ecological Resilience of the Southern Idaho Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem (including Ecohydrology) (Review begins 11/1/10)

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) (applications due 11/10/10)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (applications due in November)

PhD Scholarships, National Centre for Groundwater Studies (NCGRT), University of New South Wales, Australia


Job Opportunities

Hydrologist, North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC), Chanhassen, MN (closing 9/3/10)

Hydrologist (Hydro-Forecaster), Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC), Slidell, LA (closing 9/7/10)

Faculty, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (open to Non-Korean citizens), Korea University, Seoul (closing 9/9/10)

Post Doctoral Fellow (Job ID: 1024), Water Resources - Mekong, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (closing 9/12/10)

Assistant Professor, Physical Geography/Aquatic Science, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University (review begins 9/27/10)

Research Agricultural Engineer/Research Hydrologist, USDA, East Wareham, MA (closing 9/27/10)

Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences and the Environmental Studies Program at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA (closing 10/1/10)

Executive Director (ID#39085), Water in the West, Stanford University

Research Associate, Hydrology Group, Imperial College, London

Data Management/GIS Specialist, Dorena Genetic Resource Center, Umpqua National Forest, Cottage Grove

Lead Scientist/Engineer, Washington Technical Assistance Program – Ecology, Washington Stormwater Center, Tacoma, WA


Other Items of Interest

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Other Related Campus Events

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Regional Events and Conferences

September 8 - Negociating for Coastal Resources | Free training opportunity for members of watershed councils, tribes, agencies, non-profits, marine businesses and others. | South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, near Charleston | FMI: 541-888-5558 ext. 29.

September 9-10 - Project Design and Evaluation | Free training opportunity for members of watershed councils, tribes, agencies, non-profits, marine businesses and others. | South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, near Charleston | FMI: 541-888-5558 ext. 29.

September 10-11 - Oregon Lakes Association 2010 Annual Meeting | Corvallis | Abstracts due August 6 to (arouhe@pdx.edu).

September 15-16 - Oregon Section ASCE-EWRG Sustainable Stormwater Symposium | World Forestry Center, Portland

September 25 - Dixon Creek Clean Up Event | Porter Park in Corvallis | Please register to participate. FMI: City Stormwater Program at 541-766-6916 or email gwenn.kubeck@ci.corvallis.or.us.

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

November 15-17 - 2010 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Conference Pendleton, Oregon.


National and International Events and Conferences

October 25-29 - Wetlands Training Course, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program | Moss Landing, California



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