H2OSU: April 15, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013
(Spring Term, Week 3)



Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Spring Seminar Series: Corvallis Change Modeling Community C3MC  | ALS 4000

Wednesday, April 17, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: The Next 50 Years Philip Hirsch, The University of Sydney - The Geopolitics of Hydropower Development on the Mekong Mainstream: Lessons from Xayaburi Dam | ALS 4000

 Thursday, April 18, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | WRC Paired Watershed 2013 Conference
Key Findings on the Environmental Impact of Contemporary Forest Practices
 | LaSells Stewart Center 


  •  The IWW Collaboratory will be getting a new Lachat instrument soon! 

This new Lachat was proposed by OSU Engineering faculty members Kathy Motter and Jeff Hatten to purchase for the IWW Collaboratory as part of a RERF (submitted back in 2012). The RERF was awarded and they have met with the Lachat sales representative to design the instrument. They decided to settle on a 5 channel instrument.  2 channels will be dedicated to in-line digests of filtered waters (one channel for N and the other for P), which should really increase throughput of those analyses.  This instrument will have several manifolds/methods to use on the other three channels to do nitrate, ammonium, silica, and orthophosphate in water and nitrate, ammonium, and orthophosphate in soil extracts.  Of course this instrument is very versatile and can be set up to do a bunch of other analyses, but it will arrive with the methods/manifolds to do the most common analyses right off the bat. Once the instrument arrives there will be an opportunity to train a few students on the instrument while the technician is here.  If you would like to know when that training will occur, please contact Jeff Hatten at jeff.hatten@oregonstate.edu .  We hope all interested students can utilize this innovative new instrument frequently!

  •  Congratulations to WRS doctoral student Mousa Diabat who presented his research in 3 minutes at Scholars Insight!

Congratulations to Mousa Diabat for showcasing his talents and his WRS research for the broader OSU community by presenting his research in 3 minutes at the Scholars Insight event!  Provost Randhawa and the OSU Graduate School hosted the first University-wide “Scholars’ Insight” event, a graduate student competition to communicate impact on April 3, 2013 in LaSells Stewart Center.  OSU Graduate students had the opportunity to present a three minute "impact" of their scholarly works, to a non-specialist audience at OSU and the Corvallis community.  Mousa is advised by Dr. Roy Haggerty, and is a stalwart participant at WRGP and Hydrophiles events.

You can view his 3 minute presentation at the link below:


  •    Congratulations to Ricardo González-Pinzón on his new job offer!

Please join us in congratulating Ricardo González-Pinzón.  Ricardo will be accepting an offer from the University of New Mexico, Dept. of Civil Engineering, for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting in August, 2013.

Ricardo has done a great job in his 4 years as a PhD student in CEOAS and the Water Resources Graduate Program.  Ricardo is advised by Dr. Roy Haggerty and has worked in Dr. Haggerty’s research lab for the past few years to complete his PhD work.  Coming in with a very strong MS degree from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, he has made important advances in our use of resazurin and other tracers in understanding stream hydrology and stream ecosystems.  Thanks to everyone who has supported Ricardo in his PhD work!

Ricardo will be defending his dissertation on May 31 (8 am, probably in Kidder 202 and webcast to those who would like to watch it elsewhere).

  • · Systematic Evidence Based Review Workshop — Evidence Based Review Workshop for Forestry: Introduction & practical guidance on systematic reviews

May 7–9, Richardson Hall 107

The workshop will explore guidance from a variety of fields that utilize an evidence-based approach, and will relate this to issues of high priority for natural resources regionally. It is designed for participants with no previous experience of systematic review, but who want to learn how a formalized evidence-based approach to resource management might improve their work. It will also be an opportunity to begin discussions on how a “Collaboration for Natural Resources,” modeled on those in other disciplines, might be developed. Collaboration would involve partner organizations and individuals with shared interest in using the best evidence to support policy–and decision-making for resources and people.  OSU Institute of Natural resource’s own Dr. Lisa Gaines will be a presenter at this workshop!

Workshop Instructor:  Dr. Gillian Petrokofsky, Associate Researcher, University of Oxford

Click here for the Workshop Agenda. The link to the web site and registration is http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/event/2013ser/

  • · Call for Hydrophiles Officer Nominations!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 Hydrophiles Officer Elections!  Please nominate students and/or yourself for officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Webmaster) by 5pm Friday, April 12, 2013

This is a great opportunity for students to gain leadership experience, give back to the hydro-community, and to build their resume!  As per OSU student organization requirements, nominees must be full-time students for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Students, faculty, post-docs, faculty research assistants are all welcome to nominate students.  Students can be nominated (and run for) multiple officer positions.  If you have questions about the officer roles and responsibilities, please email questions to hydro_officers@lists.oregonstate.edu or ask one of the current officers in person.

Please submit nominations to ogrenk@geo.oregonstate.edu, and include: 1. Nominee’s full name, 2. Nominee’s  home department, and 3. Hydrophiles leadership position sought by nominee. 

Nominees will be notified by April 14th and then will have two weeks to accept or decline the nomination(s) and prepare a candidate statement.  Elections will be held at the 2013 Spring Hydrophiles BBQ at the end of spring term.

  • · Call for abstracts for 2013 AWRA Water Resources Conference in Portland, OR!

To be considered for placement in the program, please go to the link given to the right to connect to the abstract submittal form. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA THE WEB SITE ON OR BEFORE May 10, 2013. Membership in AWRA is encouraged but is not a requirement for presentation.

Conference call for abstracts link: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Portland2013/abstracts.html

Acceptance notification will be made via email to the corresponding author by mid June 2013. Submitted and accepted abstracts will be included in the online Conference Preliminary Program and the online Conference Final Program (not the printed Final Program).



USFWS: 2013 Sprague River Adaptive Aquatic Restoration Guide (Klamath Tribes) 04/29/2013

NSF: Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2013 (BRIGE) 04/29/2013

USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program 05/22/2013

USDA:, USDOT: Sun Grant Western Regional Center 2013 Competitive Grants Program (LOI: 04/19/2013) 05/24/2013

NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 06/14/2013

USEPA: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program 06/25/2013

USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund 07/26/2013

NSF:, USDA: Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) 09/10/2013

NSF: Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) 09/17/2013

(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)



State of Oregon: Graduate Internationalization Grants (GIG) 05/01/2013

State of Oregon: Graduate Student Travel Award 05/01/2013  

PNCWA 2013 Environmental Stewardship Scholarships 05/15/2013

NSF: NSF Hydrologic Sciences Program 06/03/2013

NSF: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) 06/05/2013

NSF: NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) 07/18/2013

USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund 07/26/2013

MSc Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia 07/31/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Science, Technology, and Society 08/01/2013


International Team Leader/ Water and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist, Sheladia Associates, Inc. Project for Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) (Cambodia) (Deadline: April 19, 2013)

Water Resources Program Manager, Clean Water Services Watershed Management Team (Hillsboro, OR) (Deadline April 29, 2013)

FT Co-Director: South Asia program, International Rivers (Mumbai/Delhi, India) (Deadline: April 30, 2013)

Groundwater Management and Policy Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (Cairo Egypt) (Open until filled, Closing date: May 1, 2013)

Summer Engineering Aide, City of Troutdale, OR (Deadline: May 8, 2013)

FT Geography Program Instructor (GIS), OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (Corvallis, OR) (For Full Consideration Apply by: 05/01/2013 Deadline: 05/31/2013)

(2) Summer Field Technicians, South Santiam Watershed Council (Open until filled, Start date: June 17, 2013)

(All New!)



9th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

4th Annual Bretz Club Conference & Field Trip | Friday, April 26, 2013 - Saturday, April 27, 2013 | Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston, OR

2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 4, 2013 - Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Portland, OR at the Red Lion Hotel |  To be considered for placement in the program, please go to the link given above to connect to the abstract submittal form. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA THE WEB SITE ON OR BEFORE May 10, 2013. Membership in AWRA is encouraged but is not a requirement for presentation.

   AGU Chapman Conference on Water Management | Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Portland, OR | The abstract submission deadline is March 27, 2013. The conference organizers are seeking travel support for participation, including students and early-career professionals.  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) 7th International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013 | Phoenix, AZ

2013 National Ground Water Association Summit | Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Thursday, May 2, 2013 | San Antonio, TX

13th National Watershed Conference and Forum: The Future of Watershed Based Natural Resource Conservation | Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Tunica, MS

University of New Mexico's Environmental Information Management Institute | Monday, June 3, 2013 - Friday, June 21, 2013 | Albuquerque, NM

Short Course: Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology and Hydrological Simulation | Monday, May 13, 2013 - Friday, May 17, 2013 | The University of Caligari in Cagliari, Italy | Application Deadline is April 12, 2013

12th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on Groundwater-Soil-Systems and Water Resource Management (AquaConSoil 2012) | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013 | Barcelona, Spain

IWA Conference on Asset Management for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Systems | Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013 | Marbella, Spain

2012 Biohydrology Conference - Bio Meets Hydrology: Water for Life | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013 | Landau/Pfalz, Germany

5th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013 | Prague, Czech Republic

Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, June 10, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013 | International Development UEA, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK | Todd Jarvis participated in this short course during Summer 2012, so if you have any questions, contact him at todd.jarvis@oregonstate.edu

SIAM Geosciences Conference | Monday, June 17, 2013 - Thursday, June 20, 2013 | University of Padova’s main building, Palazzo Bò, Via VIII Febbraio 8, Padova, Italy

1st World Irrigation Forum and 64th meeting of the IEC (WatSav Awards) | Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Mardin, Turkey |  The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), New Delhi, India is inviting nominations for the ‘WatSave Awards 2013’ from individuals/ team of individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to water saving/conservation in agriculture through ICID National Committees/ Committee.