H2OSU - April 23, 2012


Monday, April 23, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 4)


OSU Water Events This Week

Monday, April 23, 5-6 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium, Presentation by Greg Craven focusing on the choices that humanity will have to make in the next few decades regarding climate change, and the consequences to those choices.

Tuesday, April 24, All Day Event, Richardson Hall 107 and 115, Initiatives and Insight: Fostering a New Forestry Future - Western Forestry Graduate Research Symposium

Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Geomorphology Brown Bag – Gain LIDAR Hands on Experience, presented by Nick Legg

Tuesday, April 24, 4-5 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Web of Science: Nuts, Bolts and Power Tools

Tuesday, April 24, 5 pm, Crop Science Building 122, Remediation and the Course of Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup

Wednesday, April 25, 11-12:30 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Preparing Your IRB Submission

Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Transport of Viruses in Partially Saturated Soil and Groundwater - Majid Hassanizadeh; Dept. of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University; Netherlands.

Wednesday, April 25, 2-4 pm, Burt Hall 193, A River Loved: Facilitating Cooperative Negotiation of Transboundary Water Resource Management in the Columbia River Basin through Documentary Film - Julie Watson (MS Water Resources Policy & Management) MS Thesis Defense

Wednesday, April 25, 6-7:30 pm, Memorial Union 109, Breaking down the wall: communication at the interface of environmental policy and science - Presented by Women in Policy and Women in Science

Thursday, April 26, 9-11 am, Gilkey Hall 305, Addressing the Future of Water in Oregon: A Look at the Human and Institutional Factors Shaping Oregon Water Management - PhD Defense, Erika Wolters

Thursday, April 26, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Hall Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Tullia Upton, "Use of environmental magnetism to discriminate sources of heavy metal contamination in fluvial systems


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, April 30, 3-4 pm, Memorial Union Journey Room, Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Careers for Women in Science - Sue Rosser, Provost at San Francisco State University

Tuesday, May 1, 10-11 am, Valley Library Willamette East Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty -Theses & Dissertations: Your Rights & Responsibilities

Tuesday, May 1, 4-5 pm, Valley Library Willamette East Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty -Theses & Dissertations: Your Rights & Responsibilities

Wednesday, May 2, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Innovation in Water Purification Technology - Mark Owen; CEO Puralytics Portland, OR

Thursday, May 3, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Hall Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Pat Burns and Kelly Gleason

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • Call for Abstracts - Water Research Symposium @ OSU – May 18, 2012

Hydrophiles and the Institute for Water and Watersheds are sponsoring the Water Research Symposium @ OSU to provide a venue for students from Oregon State and other universities (UO, PSU, WOU, Willamette) to present their water-related research. The goal of the symposium is to share scientific research while promoting collaboration and networking in the local and state water community.  Students conducting research in water resources are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or a poster. All students and faculty in the water community are encouraged to attend! Please Contact the Hydrophiles with any questions.

Sign up to attend the symposium.

Register to present your research or participate in the poster session (deadline April 27th).

  • WRE and GIS Job and Internship Opportunities

If you are a Water Resource Engineering student, or participating in the WRGP GIS certificate program The College of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Student Newsletter is an excellent resource for permanent job opportunities and summer internships in civil and environmental engineering.     

  • Oregon Water Markets

The Institute for Water and Watersheds and The Institute for Natural Resources have collaborated on a white paper introducing water markets as a tool to combat water scarcity and shifting demand.  The paper also summarizes the water markets that are currently active in Oregon. Follow the link to view: Oregon Water Markets.


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NSF: Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction using Earth System Models (EaSM) 05/11/2012    

NSF: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 05/15/2012    

NASA: ROSES C.22 Fellowships for Early Career Researchers 05/25/2012    

NSF: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Type 1 Projects 05/29/2012    

NSF: Antarctic Research 05/31/2012    

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences 06/01/2012

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

USEPA: The Value of Water to the U.S. Economy 04/23/2012    

NSF: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) 04/24/2012  

 Foundation: National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Fellowship Program 04/25/2012     

Foundation: David Evans and Associates, Inc. 2012-2013 Undergraduate Scholarship 04/30/2012   

Foundation: The Society of Woman Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Minority Fellowship 05/15/2012   

Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) 05/30/2012  


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

GIS Specialist, Park County (Fairplay, CO) (open until filled)

Natural Resources Specialist (CEAP Modeling), Natural Resources Conservation Service (Temple, TX) (closed 5/8/12)

Hydrology Intern (Position # PO-00136038), US Forest Service - Student Conservation Association (Missoula, Montana) (open until filled)

Multiple Positions: Administrative Coordinator, Design Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Visibility Coordinator, Project Coordinators and Fee Board Chair, The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) (Corvallis, OR) (closed 4/27/12)

Associate Director, David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University (Greenville, SC) (closed 4/27/12)

Professor/Reader in Hydrology, University of Reading - Department of Geography and Environmental Science (Whiteknights, Berkshire, UK) (open until filled)

Senior Hydrologist, HRD (Anchorage, AK) (open until filled)

Hydrologist/Water Resource Engineer - Dam Reoperation, The Natural Heritage Institute (San Francisco, CA) (open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences 


Walk for Water: Ethiopia | Saturday, May 19, 2012 | Benton County Fairgrounds

2012 Tahoe Science Conference - Environmental Restoration in a Changing Climate | Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Sierra Nevada College Incline Village, NV

Straub Environmental Lecture Series: Presentation by John Bolte on the Willamette Water 2100 Project | Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Loucks Auditorium at Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, Oregon | 7 p.m.

Fisheries & Hatcheries Legal and Regulatory Frameworks | Friday, May 25, 2012 | Seattle, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conference

   2012 CUAHSI Third Biennial Science Meeting - Fusing Science and Solutions  | Monday, July 16, 2012 - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Boulder, CO    

2012 UCOWR/NIWR Conference, Managing Water, Energy, & Food in an Uncertain World | Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Santa Fe, NM | Call for abstracts are now open!  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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