H2OSU - April 18, 2011

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Monday, April 18, 2011
(Spring Term, Week 4)

 

OSU Water Events This Week

Monday-Tuesday, April 18-19, MU 109 - Symposium of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Tuesday, April 19, 4 pm, Wilkinson 108 - Spring Geography Seminar: Vegetated buffers for the protection of streams and wetlands, presented by Paul Adamus

Tuesday, April 19, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -  HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, April 20, 4 - 5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: Streamflow, floods and climate change | Speaker: Robert Hirsch, US Geological Survey

Friday, April 22, 11am – noon, Richardson 107 - IWW Special Seminar: Forests, water management and research in New South Wales, Australia | Speaker: Ashley Webb, Research Scientist, Forests NSW, Australia | To schedule an appointment with Dr. Webb, please email iww@oregonstate.edu.

 

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, April 26, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -  HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, April 27, 4 - 5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: A mechanistic framework for projecting riverine ecological responses to hydroclimatic change| Speaker: LeRoy Poff, Colorado State University

Thursday, April 28, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson 108 -  2011 GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture: Isotope tracers in catchment hydrology: How far can we go? | Speaker: Jeff McDonnell, Institute for Water & Watersheds, and Department of Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, OSU

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.

 

Water Community Announcements

Hydrophile officer nominations
Graduate Students & Faculty: Nominations for next year’s 2011/12 Hydrophiles officers are needed.   Please nominate graduate students and/or yourself for positions of leadership (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary-Webmaster) by 5pm April 25, 2011.  Elections will be held at the 2011 Spring Hydrophile BBQ (date TBD).  If you have questions about the officer roles and responsibilities, please email questions to hydro_officers@lists.oregonstate.edu.  This is a great opportunity for students to gain leadership experience, give back to their hydrocommunity, and to build their resume!

 

Kudos & Accomplishments

OSU Faculty Member wins ASCE Technical Note Award
OSU's Dave Hill (School of Civil and Construction Engineering) and co-author Brian Younkin have been selected by the Environmental Water Resources Institute / American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2011 Best Technical Note Award for their paper 'Rapid profiling of an evolving bed form using planar laser sheet illumination,' which appeared in the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.  The award will be presented at the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs, CA.

OSU Water in the News

Nile Basin water rights (World Politics Review; 4/14/2011)
In March, the Nile River Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement garnered enough national signatures to allow it to be presented to national parliaments for ratification. In an email interview, Aaron Wolf, a professor at Oregon State University specializing in water resources policy and conflict resolution, discussed the political maneuvering over water rights in the Nile Basin.

 

Recent OSU Water Publications

 

Davis, JH, Griffith SM, Wigington PJ (3/2011) Surface Water and Groundwater Nitrogen Dynamics in a Well Drained Riparian Forest within a Poorly Drained Agricultural Landscape Journal of Environment Quality Abstract OSU authors: Griffith (courtesy), Wigington (courtesy)


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

(New!)

NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 07/31/2011

NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) 08/01/2011

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences 08/15/2011

Foundation: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Keystone Initiative Grants (LOI: 09/01/2011) 11/01/2011

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

 

For Students: Funding Opportunities

(New!)

Researcher 'Flood risk management and spatial planning', Institute for Environmental Studies (Amsterdam) (closing 5/2/2011)

PhD student 'Land use change and ecosystem services' Institute for Environmental Studies (Amsterdam) (closing 5/9/2011)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Program (open until filled)

Job Opportunities

(New!)

Water Resources Project Manager, Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, OR) (closing 4/22/2011)

Water Management Program Director, Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (closing 4/25/2011)

Controller, The McKenzie River Trust (Eugene, OR) (closing 4/29/2011)

 Restoration Assistant, Long Tom Watershed Council (Eugene, OR) (closing 5/16/2011)

Field Hydrogeologist - Mediterranean wellfield construction - Please apply with a detailed CV and salary expectations to cordobatom@gmail.com  (Jordan) (Open until filled)

Natural Resources Summer Intern (Bothell, WA) (open until filled)

 

Other Related Campus Events

April 18, 9-11:30 am, MU 109 - The 7 Secrets of highly successful doctoral candidates | Speaker: Hugh Kearns, MEd, MMHS, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia | Workshop will also be offered on 4/19/2011 from 1:30 to 4pm

April 18, 1:30-4pm, MU Journey Leadership Rm - "Turbocharge Your Writing" Workshop | Speaker: Hugh Kearns, MEd, MMHS, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia | Workshop will also be offered on 4/19/2011 from 9-11:30

Friday, April 22, 4-6 pm, MU, Powell Leadership Room - The Seventh Edwards Lecture: Exploring the Subpolar Oceans with Seagliders and Satellite Altimetry | Professor Peter B. Rhines, School of  Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Monday, April 25th, 1– 3:30 pm, MU 109 - Young Scientist Career Development Workshop: “Put Your Science To Work: Practical Advice and Proven Techniques to Land The Job of Your Dreams” | Speaker: Peter Fiske, CEO, PAX Mixer, Inc.

 

Regional Events and Conferences

We are now listing only new events in the weekly newsletter.  View the complete calendar of external events online.

 (New!)

Marys River Watershed Council’s Quarterly Special Event - Stream Temperatures across the Watershed | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Featured speakers include Amber Rees, Dr. Barb Ellis-Sugai, Dr. Mike Newton, Kristen Larson | Bring a dessert to share. | Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, OR | 7-9pm

South Santiam Watershed Council: Oregon Chub in the Santiam Basin | Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | Speaker: Brian Bangs, ODFW Fisheries Biologist | 6-7 pm | Lebanon Public Library

May Spotlight on Science Seminar: Information and Options for Riparian Forest Management  | Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Portland, OR | 1-3 pm | Speakers: Gordie Reeves, USDA FS and Jason Dunham, USGS | Webinar also available.

 

National and International Events and Conferences

We are now listing only new events in the weekly newsletter.  View the complete calendar of external events online.