H2OSU - April 9, 2012


Monday, April 9, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 2)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Geomorphology Brown Bag - Use of LIDAR to study sea cliff erosion\coastal landslides - Mike Olsen

Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 pm, Heckart Lodge 2nd Floor conference room, Faculty Fulbright Program Opportunities - Join OSU Faculty (aspirants, awardees and alums) to discuss how to apply for a Fulbright.

Tuesday, April 10, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson Hall 231, Bottling Oregon's Oil: Conflict and Cooperation or Conquest in Cascade Locks, Oregon - Dr. Todd Jarvis, Associate Director of the Institute for Water & Watersheds and Oregon Climate Change Research Institute OSU

Tuesday, April 10, 7-9 pm, Linus Pauling Science Center (Reser Auditorium), Degrees of Freedom: The Seemingly Random Walk of an Academic Ecologist’s Career Path - Dr. Laura Huenneke, Vice President for Research, Northern Arizona University

Wednesday, April 11, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, International Waters: Conflict, Cooperation, and Transformation? Aaron Wolf; College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences OSU, Director Conflict Management Certificate Program

Wednesday, April 11, 5-7 pm, Memorial Union 208, Peace Corps (Informational Session)

Wednesday, April 11, 5-7:30 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4001, Hydro-Careers Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 12, 1-2 pm, Memorial Union Journey Room, Hydrophiles Brownbag Co-Sponsored with Mediators Beyond Borders - Informal discussion of water law with Richard Roos-Collins.

Thursday, April 12, 5-6:30 pm, Owen Hall 103, Developing collaborative solutions to complex, multi-party disputes – case studies in the Klamath Basin and California Bay-Delta, Richard Roos-Collins, LLC, Principal, Water and Power Law Group PC

Friday, April 13, 2-4 pm, Valley Library (third floor-Willamette room), How to Apply to State and Federal Jobs Workshop


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, April 16, 4-5 pm, LaSells Stewart Center (Construction & Engineering Hall), Population and Climate Change - Eugenia Kalnay, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Tuesday, April 17, 12-1 pm, Kidder Hall 278, Using Social Media to Get a Job

Tuesday, April 17, 1-2 pm, Wilkinson Hall 203, Department of Geosciences – Brownbag – Between a Rock and a Geologic Disaster - Jennifer Bauer, P.G. President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

Wednesday, April 18, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Managed Aquifer Recharge and Urban Stormwater Harvesting - Declan Page; Project Leader-CSIRO Land & Water, Australia.

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).


This intensive 1 week, 3-credit course will teach students how to conduct a survey from beginning to end, covering various aspects of survey methods required for any discipline.  Contact Lydia Newton (newton@science.oregonstate.edu) with any questions.


  • Hydrophile officer nominations

Graduate Students & Faculty: Nominations for next year’s 2012/13 Hydrophiles officers are needed.   Please nominate graduate students and/or yourself for positions of leadership (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Webmaster) by 5pm April 13, 2011.  If you have questions about the officer roles and responsibilities, please email questions to hydro_officers@lists.oregonstate.edu or ask one of the officers in person.   This is a great opportunity for students to gain leadership experience, give back to their hydro-community, and to build their resume! Nominees will be notified on April 13th and then will have two weeks to make a decision and prepare a candidate statement.  Elections will be held at the 2011 Spring Hydrophiles BBQ (tentative date is May 4).  

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

Recent OSU Water Publications

Seo, JI, Nakamura F, Akasaka T, Ichiyanagi H, Chun KW (2012) Large wood export regulated by the pattern and intensity of precipitation along a latitudinal gradient in the Japanese archipelago Water Resources Research Abstract OSU author: Seo

Levy, JS, Fountain AG, Welch KA, Lyons BW (2012) Hypersaline “wet patches” in Taylor Valley, Antarctica Geophysical Research Letters Abstract OSU author: Levy

Brown, PD, Wooster D, Johnson SL, DeBano SJ (03/2012) Effects of water withdrawals on macroinvertebrate emergence: Unexpected results for three holometabolous species River Research and Applications Abstract OSU author: Brown


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

USEPA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Program Solicitation 05/03/2012 

USDA: NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) 05/04/2012 

USEPA: FY12 Region 5 Wetland Program Development Grants 05/07/2012 

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

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 

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

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

NSF: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) 07/02/2012 (LOI: 05/01/2012) 


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Student Sustainability Initiative Director, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (closes 4/20/12)

Assistant Professor in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) (open until filled)

Umpqua NF Forest Watershed Program Manager - Interdisciplinary Hydrologist (GS-1315-12) or Soil Scientist (GS-0470-12), US Forest Service - Umpqua National Forest (Roseburg, OR) (closes 4/16/12)

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Central Arizona Project (Phoenix, AZ) (open until filled)

Stream Team Summer Field Assistants, Oregon State University Department of Fish and Wildlife (Corvallis, OR with some overnight travel around Willamette Valley) (closes 5/4/12)

Hydrologist - Research Earth Scientist, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS) (Sioux Falls, SD) (open until filled)

Research Analyst - Hydrology/Hydraulics, AIR Worldwide (Boston, MA) (open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences 


Jeff McDonnell and John Bolte present Willamette Water 2100 as a CUAHSI Cyber-Seminar | Friday, April 13, 2012 | Various locations 

NGWA webinar - Life Cycle of Groundwater Data — From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Various locations   

Women in Leadership Symposium | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Portland, Oregon   

National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s (NWQMC) 8th National Monitoring Conference – Water: One Resource – Shared Effort – Common Future | Monday, April 30, 2012 - Friday, May 4, 2012 | Portland, OR 

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

Bard Center for Environmental Policy - National Climate Seminar - Carbon Supply Chain: Black Mesa and Beyond | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 9:00 am local time on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.

NGWA short course - Contaminant Hydrogeology of Karst | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Garden Grove, California    

NGWA short course - Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Garden Grove, California   

NGWA short course - Effective Technical Writing: Principles and Strategies | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Garden Grove, California
NGWA short course - Groundwater Economics | Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Friday, May 11, 2012 | Garden Grove, California  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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