H2OSU: April 8, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013
(Spring Term, Week 2)



Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: The Next 50 Years - Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines: Looking into the blackbox of stream-riparian groundwater exchange: Exploring catchment controls on flowpaths during baseflow recession | ALS 4000

5:00 - 7:00 PM | Catered Reception with Dr. Kamini Singha from the Colorado School of Mines | ALS 3006

Thursday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Hydrophiles Brownbag  | Gilmore Annex 


  • 3rd Annual OSU Student Water Research Symposium put on by the Hydrophiles and the Water Resources Graduate Program - May 13th

Does your research involve water?  Are you interested in getting feedback on your research, from a research proposal to data analysis?  Would you like practice presenting research at a conference? If so, submit an abstract at the Water Research Symposium!  The Symposium will be held at OSU's CH2MHill Alumni Center on Monday, May 13th.  

 The Water Research Symposium is unique in that it is a multi-disciplinary venue for student presentations on ALL research that is water-related (from economics to anthropology to engineering to GIS--and everything between).  It is also a unique opportunity for students to showcase their research, receive feedback, and hone their presentation skills.  Students at ALL stages of their research (i.e., proposal, ongoing, and completed) are welcome to submit an abstract.  A presentation or proposal is a great way to get feedback on a research proposal.  Students from ALL universities in Oregon are invited to participate.  The Symposium is also a great opportunity to meet and talk with potential employers as well as students and faculty outside of your department or from other universities. 

To register to attend and/or to participate in the poster session or give a presentation, please go to http://groups.oregonstate.edu/hydro/2013-osu-water-research-symposium.

Registration deadline is May 1st.

Everyone interested in water resources should attend, whether you want to present your work or come to listen to fellow students. Everyone attending and/or participating should register. This is an interdisciplinary event and we are looking for participants to represent every water-related academic field. (And, yes, there will be FREE FOOD!) We hope to see you there!

  • First OSU Biological and Ecological Engineering Photo Contest

Now that the Spring term is in full swing, we thought we would send out a little reminder about our photo contest.  This contest is open to everyone!  The more entries the better.  Please feel free to pass this information on.  We are very excited to see what photos everyone can come up with!  Rules for the contest are posted on the BEE Website, as well (http://bee.oregonstate.edu/2013-photo-contest) Submit all entries to Jennifer.Cohen@oregonstate.edu.

Theme: Biological and Ecological Engineering today

Deadlines: Submissions - 5 pm April 26th. Voting – 5 pm April 30th.

Maximum of 5 entries per person.

Open to everyone!

Grand Prize will receive their choice of EITHER an IPad Mini or a Google Nexus 7.

2nd Place: OSU Gift Basket

Winners will be announced at the Annual Spring Banquet on May 15th.

  • Great news from the Three Waters Project

Jason (South Store Co-Op Manager) just reported that the City of Corvallis approved the removal of two parking spaces at the South Co-op. This means that the Project can go ahead and design the raingarden and then submit it to the City for a plumbing permit. WRGP student Perry Morrow has been assisting with the Three Waters Project for the past year.

WHAT THIS MEANS –a design team is needed to quickly whip up a raingarden design that will:

 1.)    Adequately handle the rooftop runoff

 2.)   Provide an acceptable overflow mechanism to the existing stormdrain

 3.)  Provide exceptional aesthetic and ecological value to the Co-op property

 4.)  Provide and educational and cultural experience for the Co-op community and those passing by the property.

The Project has a minimum of 5 or 6 people on the team with extensive experience in raingarden design. While they especially need the help of those experienced members, team leader Dave Eckert believes the raingarden project would benefit by having anyone with an interest in participating in this design phase.

If you are interested and have any time between this Sunday through Friday to participate in this process, please contact David Eckert at deckert@willamettewatershed.com ASAP and let me know your availability. I will work around everyone’s schedule who is interested.

  • OSU Engineers Without Borders Presents: “Kel Wer” Documentary Film Premier

KEL WER means “to bring song” in Dholuo, the native language of Lela, Kenya. In July 2012, residents of Lela partnered with the Oregon State University student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA to bring their community greater access to safe drinking water.

This film documents the students’ journey to bring water (and song) to a community of resourceful, resilient and friendly people in desperate need.

Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m., a photography exhibit of the people of Lela will be available for viewing in the lobby, and the 35-minute documentary will start at 7:15 p.m. Following the screening, members of Oregon State's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will share their personal experiences and answer questions.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.

Film Trailer: http://poweredbyorange.com/kelwer/



Marr SM, Olden JD, Leprieur F, Arismendi I, Ćaleta M, Morgan DL, Nocita A, Šanda R, Serhan Tarkan A, García-Berthou E   A global assessment of freshwater fish introductions in mediterranean-climate regions Hydrobiologia Abstract OSU author: Arismendi

Safeeq, M. Grant, G., Lewis, S. and Tague, C. (02/2013) Coupling snowpack and groundwater dynamics to interpret historical streamflow trends in the western United States Hydrological Processes Abstract OSU Authors: Safeeq and Lewis


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

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...)



Foundation: NSF: Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Ideas Challenge 04/30/2013

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

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

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

 State of Oregon: Graduate Student Travel Award 08/01/2013


Climate Learning Initiative Manager, Skoll Global Threats Fund (Various locations) (Open until filled)

Social Science Research Associate, Skoll Global Threats Fund (Various locations) (Deadline: April 28, 2013)

Program Associate in Water Security, Skoll Global Threats Fund (Various locations) (Deadline: April 20, 2013)

Assistant Professor of Geosciences (2 years), Towson University in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences (Baltimore, MD) (Open until filled, applications review begins April 29, 2013)

Executive Director, Western Watersheds Project (Hailey, Idaho) (Open until filled)

(All New!)



2nd Annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium and Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Fir Room EMU / Many Nations Longhouse at University of Oregon

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

   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. To apply for travel grant support, you must submit your application by March 27, 2013. 

(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

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

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