H2OSU - December 13, 2010

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Monday, December 13, 2010
(Winter Break)

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, December 20, 4-5 pm, Richardson 107 - All-Campus Water Faculty Meeting - All OSU water faculty are encouraged to attend an important 1-hr meeting where the IWW Director and staff will update faculty and researchers on the new Indirect Cost recovery model for IWW-assisted grants. PIs using IWW’s grant assistance service now have the opportunity of some indirect cost return. Come and hear about this new model and how you can benefit from our service. We’ll serve eggnog and cookies and also seek your feedback on IWW’s other new efforts with communications (including the weekly H2OSU) and the new Collaboratory isotope facilities.


Water Community Announcements

H2OSU Off for Two Weeks - Next Issue January 3

H2OSU will take a winter hiatus for the weeks of Dec 20 and 27 and will resume January 3. During the break, please send time-critical posts direct to hydro_both@lists.oregonstate.edu and a moderator will release them to the lists. Have comments or feedback on H2OSU? Please send them to iww@oregonstate.edu.


Submissions requested for special sessions at Spring 2011 Rocky Mountain/ Cordilleran section meeting of the Geological Society of America (Logan, UT)

Erick Burns, OSU hydrophiles alum, forwarded a request for abstracts for special sessions on:

  • Water Resources of the Densely Populated Alluvial Valleys of the Western States — Processes.
  • Water Resources of the Densely Populated Alluvial Valleys of the Western States — Water Budgets and Water Management.

Read more about the sessions in Erick's note.


Kudos and Accomplishments

Photo of Racquel Rancier.Racquel Rancier, Graduate Legislative Intern with the Oregon Legislature

Racquel Rancier, a student advised by Aaron Wolf in the Water Resources Policy and Management Program, was selected to be a Graduate Legislative Intern with the Oregon State Legislature.  This is a great honor and also a testament to her preparation and ability to communicate with her colleagues, the lay public and legislators. We are proud of you Raquel!
-- Mary Satelmann, Director, OSU Water Resources Graduate Program


Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

Shams, E, Apte SV.  2010.  Prediction of Small-Scale Cavitation in a High Speed Flow Over an Open Cavity Using Large-Eddy Simulation. Journal of Fluids Engineering. 132(11):111301. OSU authors: Shams, Apte

Quistberg, SE, Stringham TK.  2010.  Sedge Transplant Survival in a Reconstructed Channel: Influences of Planting Location, Erosion, and Invasive Species. Restoration Ecology. 18:401-408. OSU authors: Quistberg, Stringham


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

USDOD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP): Environmental Restoration: Development of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Processes for Forward Operating Bases LOI: 1/6/10

WaterReuse Foundation: The Future of Purple Pipes: Exploring the Best Use of Non-Potable Recycled Water in Diversified Urban Water Systems 1/12/2011

WaterReuse Foundation: Review of Nanomaterial Research and Relevance for Water Reuse WateReuse 1/12/2011

Oregon State University: Center for the Humanities 2011-12 Fellowships 1/18/2011

Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)- Environmental Restoration Special Solicitation: Perchlorate Treatment Technologies 1/20/2011

NSF: Graduate Research Diversity Supplement (supplemental funding for existing NSF projects funded by Engineering Directorate) 1/20/2011

WaterReuse Foundation: Role of Retention Time in the Environmental Buffer of Indirect Potable Reuse Projects 1/24/2011

New! OSU, NOAA: Oregon Sea Grant Call for Preliminary Proposals 02/01/2011

NSF: Research Initiation Grants in Engineering Education (RIGEE) 3/31/2011

NIH: NIEHS Superfund Research Program Individual Research Grants 02/17/2011

NIH: NIEHS Superfund Research Program Multiproject Program Grants 4/15/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

Grant A. Harris Research Instruments Fellowship 1/14/2011

Abel Wolman Fellowship – American Water Works Association 1/14/2011

Thomas R. Camp Scholarship – American Water Works Association 1/15/2011

Collaborative Research Center TR32 (Aachen, Bonn, Cologne and the Research Centre Jülich) - PhD research assistantships and postdocs

New! Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC): Start program, Oregon State University 1/11/2011

Mazamas Research Grant Funding 01/28/2011

New! NRC: Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards 2/1/2011

New! PhD openings in Climate Change, Freshwater Ecology, Colorado State University 1/31/2011


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Stormwater Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3), Washington Department of Ecology  (Lacy, Washington) (12/20/2010)

Research Associate II or Senior Associate, The Pacific Institute (California, USA) (closing 12/30/2010)

Cluster Hire, Intersection Ecology/Hydrology, Duke University (Durham, NC) (review begins 1/1/2011) (open until filled)

Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) (closing 1/10/2011)

Environmental Research Specialist – Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) (closing 1/15/2011)

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Management, Portland State University (review begins 1/15/2011) (open until filled)

Clark Fork River Watershed Program – Upper Clark Fork Restoration Coordinator (Missoula, MT) (closing 1/21/2011)

Water Resource and/or Fisheries Engineer, Princeton Hydro, LLC (Glastonbury, Connecticut)  (closing 1/28/2011)

Project Manager, EVOTRAC (Evolutionary and Ecological Variability in Organismal Trait Response with Altitude and Climate) (CSU, Fort Collins) (closing 1/31/11)

PhD and post-PhD opportunities, EVOTRAC (Evolutionary and Ecological Variability in Organismal Trait Response with Altitude and Climate) (Fort Collins and Ithaca, NY)

2 Faculty Positions in Environmental Change - Watershed modeler & Ecosystem scientist, University of Notre Dame  (Notre Dame, IA)


Other Related Campus Events

January 20 - Non-Profit and Volunteer Expo, hosted by Career Services and The OSU Community Service Center


Regional Events and Conferences

December 13, 12:00 - 1 p.m. - River-in-Focus Brownbag: Reclaiming the Willamette: Designing A River City | Portland Building Auditorium, 2nd Floor, City of Portland, 1120 SW 5th Ave

February 22-25 - 2011 Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting | Theme: Managing through Science not Emotion | Bend, Oregon | Abstracts due December 17, 2010.

April 3-7, 2011 - The 2011 US-IALE Annual Symposium: Sustainability in Dynamic Landscapes | Portland Downtown Hilton, Portland, OR

May 17-18 - Exempt Wells: Problems and Approaches in the Northwest | Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Wall, WA

May 24-25, 2011 - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Corvallis, OR | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology | Abstracts due 1/31/11.


National and International Events and Conferences

March 21-24 - SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences 2011 | Long Beach, CA

July 12-14 - UCOWR/NIWR Conference Planning for Tomorrow’s Water: Snowpack, Aquifers, and Reservoirs | Speakers: Steve Soloman, author of “Water, the Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization”; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Conner; Tom Iseman, Director of Water Policy for the Western Governors’ Association; Robert Pietrowsky, Director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources | Call for Papers deadline: 1/20/2011 | Boulder, Colorado