H2OSU - April 25, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011
(Spring Term, Week 5)


OSU Water Events This Week

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, 10-11 am, ALS 2018 - BEE Seminar - Ecohydrology of Managed Ecosystems: Sustainable irrigation and climate-related risks |Speaker:  Giulia Vico, Duke University

Wednesday, April 27, 2-3 pm, Richardson 313 - Implications of hillslope-scale climate patterns for estimating eco-hydrologic responses to warming | Speaker: Christina Tague, UC-Santa Barbara | Sponsored by the Andrews LTER

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, 2–3 pm,  Richardson 107 - BEE Seminar - Carbon and nutrient dynamics in soils: Separating physical and biological controlling factors | Speaker: Stefano Manzoni, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University

Thursday, April 28, noon- 2 pm, Willamette West Room, 3rd floor Valley Library - Thesis Defense: Using the Advocacy Coalition Framework to Understand Challenges in Urban Water Policy Reforms: A Case Study of Melamchi Water Supply Project in Nepal | Stuty Maskey, Masters in Public Policy Candidate

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


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, May 3, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -  HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, May 4, 2 pm – Valley Library, Willamette Rm (3rd floor) – Thesis Defense: Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing a River | Speaker: Abby Phillips Metzger, Environmental Science M.S. Candidate, OSU

Wednesday, May 4, 4 - 5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: Glacier change and the future of alpine water resources | Speaker: Andrew Fountain, Portalnd State University

Thursday, May 5, 10 am -2 pm, MU Ballroom - Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creativity

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

Reminder: Abstracts for Columbia River Basin Conference due Today!
The conference theme is – “Water in the Columbia Basin: Sharing  a Limited Resource” and the meeting will be held November 2-4, 2011 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA.  It is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Regional Water Quality Program.  Conference session topics and submission details are online.


Kudos & Accomplishments

Congratulations to Jay Zarnetske!
Jay is a recipient of the 2011-2013 Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellowship for his proposed research at Yale University.  He will be working with Dr. Peter Raymond and Dr. James Saiers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.  His proposal was titled "Flow regime controls on river nitrogen and carbon export under past, present, and future climate conditions". Jay is completing his PhD in Water Resources Science with committee members Roy Haggerty (chair), Steven Wondzell, Stanley Gregory, Vrushali Bokil.


OSU Water in the News

Water Wars: Hydropotential or hydrohype? (Revolve, 4/14/11)
The history of international water treaties regarding surface water is robust. Over 400 treaties have been inventoried by the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database hosted by Oregon State University where we work. The earliest treaty dates back to 2500 BCE, following the only documented war over water in history, in Mesopotamia along the Tigris River.

Future of the Cascades: melting glaciers, warm rains, debris flows (OregonLive.com, 4/22/11)
“Grinding over ancient layers of lava and ash, the glaciers of the Cascade Range act like supersized sheets of shrinkwrap. Stretched taut across tons of pulverized rock, these blankets of frozen snow hold sand, gravel and boulders in place — that is, until they start to melt. Then the sediments, unlocked from the glaciers’ icy grip, are vulnerable to gravity. The steeper the slope or gully, the more likely they are to break loose, especially when pounded by warm rainstorms blowing in from the sea.  That’s what happened in early November 2006, says OSU geoscientist Anne Nolin...”


Recent OSU Water Publications

Backe, WJ, Ort C, Brewer AJ, Field JA (04/2011) Analysis of Androgenic Steroids in Environmental Waters by Large-Volume Injection Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analytical Chemistry Abstract OSU Authors: Backe, Brewer, Field

Klaar, MJ, Hill DF, Maddock I, Milner AM (4/2011) Interactions between instream wood and hydrogeomorphic development within recently deglaciated streams in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Geomorphology Abstract OSU Authors: Hill

Schroll, E, Lambrinos J, Righetti T, Sandrock D (04/2011) The role of vegetation in regulating stormwater runoff from green roofs in a winter rainfall climate Ecological Engineering Abstract OSU Authors: Schroll, Lambrinos, Righetti, Sandrock

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)


NSF: Cultural Anthropology 08/15/2011 

NSF: Sociology 08/15/2011

NSF: Political Sciences 08/15/2011

 NSF: Catalyzing New International Collaborations 09/01/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


INTO China Program 5/2/2011

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) 2011 Environmental Stewardship Scholarships 5/15/2011

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholarship Opportunities for Women (ongoing)


Job Opportunities


Engineer IV - Public Works, Snohomish County Government  (Everett, WA) (closing 4/29/2011)

Surface Water Tech Assistant, City of Shoreline (Shoreline, WA) (closing 4/27/2011)

Managing Director (job #12992), Global Freshwater Team, The Nature Conservancy (Arlington, VA) (closing 4/30/2011)

Environmental Health Specialist I, Tacoma- Pierce County Health Department (Tacoma, WA)  (closing 5/1/2011)

Environmental Health Specialist II Tacoma- Pierce County Health Department (Tacoma, WA)  (closing 5/1/2011)

Stormwater Technician (Job #11-15), City of Edmonds, Public Works  (Edmonds, WA) (closing 5/6/2011)

Instructor (Posting #0007200), School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (closing 5/23/2011)

2011/034 Team Leader (P-4),  Isotope Hydrology Laboratory, International Atomic Energy Agency  (closing, 5/30/2011) (Vienna, Austria)
Watershed Coordinator, Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District (Moro, OR) (open until filled) 

CH2M HILL Environmental Internships (Sacramento, California) (open until filled)

Full Time Non-Tenure Track Position-Geological Sciences, Central Washington University Contact Dr. Wendy Bohrson for additional information. (open until filled)

Graduate Geomorphologist (Australia) (open until filled)

Post-docs (3 positions), USEPA Western Ecology Division, (Evaluating climate change influences of hydrologic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest (position EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2011-01), Developing approaches to quantify the physical, hydrological, biogeochemical and biological influences of small streams and wetlands on large navigable rivers (position  EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2011-02), Conducting mass-balance modeling assessments in the Pacific Northwest (position EPA-ORD/NHEERL-WED-2011-03)) (Corvallis, OR)


Regional Events and Conferences


 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Seattle, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

(none new this week)

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)