H2OSU - December 3, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012
(Fall Term, Week 11)

H2OSU won't be published during winter break (Dec 7, 2012-Jan 6, 2013). The next issue will come out on January 7th. During the break, please send time-critical posts to hydro_both@lists.oregonstate.edu and a moderator will release them to the lists.


Monday, Dec 3, 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Nash Hall 32, Gordie Reeves, Norm John, Brian Pickard, USFS and OSU – “Meeting the goals of the Aquatic Conservation Strategy on BLM lands in Western Oregon: Options for Managing Riparian Reserves”



  • AGU 2012 Social-Networking Gathering

Join current and former Hydrophile members for a relaxed socializing and networking gathering in San Francisco during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference this December. The social networking event will take place at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 7PM - 9PM. If you are participating in AGU or live in the area, we hope you'll join us!

Visit the Hydrophiles Facebook page for more information and to RSVP.


  • OSU Alum Water Purification Startup receives most of the money awarded to Oregon companies (The Oregonian)

One of the many lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy was the importance of water during natural disasters -- clean water, specifically. Water was everywhere after the hurricane. But most of it was unsafe to drink and use. These are problems Mark Owen has thought about for some time as an inventor and entrepreneur. His startup, Puralytics, sells water purification products based on sunlight and LED-activated nanotechnology. In its fifth year, Puralytics has spent most of the past two years refining its product technology and building the company's infrastructure. Mark was also one of the speakers in the first OSU TEDx speaker series: http://oregonstate.edu/tedxosu/

In early November, Puralytics got another financial boost, receiving most of the money awarded to Oregon companies in a recent funding cycle from Keiretsu Forum Northwest, the Northwest chapter of an extensive angel investor network that has chapters worldwide. Keiretsu leads the investing for the startup's Series A funding drive worth $4.5 million. If things go as planned, Owen expects the company to become a buyout target. In such cases, founders usually exit, but Owen would like to stay on.



Gao Y, Noakes DLG (12/2012) Chemical signatures of otoliths and application in fisheries Environmental Biology of Fishes Abstract OSU author: Noakes

Wang T, Brender P, Ciais P, Piao S, Mahecha MD, Chevallier F, Reichstein M, Ottlé C, Maignan F, Arain A et al. (11/2012) State-dependent errors in a land surface model across biomes inferred from eddy covariance observations on multiple timescales Ecological Modelling Abstract OSU author: Law

Wilson G, Özkan-Haller TH (10/2012) Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation for Estimation of River Depths Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Abstract OSU authors: all



NSF: Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology 02/19/2013

NSF: Environmental Engineering 02/19/2013

NSF: Energy for Sustainability 02/19/2013

USDOD: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Exploratory Development (SEED) 03/12/2013

NSF: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) 03/15/2013

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



MIT Summer Research Program 01/25/2013

NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Competition 02/15/2013

NSF: Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Sciences (CSDCO) 02/22/2013

Foundation: 2013 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program 03/07/2013 (LOI: 02/21/2013)

Foundation: Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Program 03/01/2013

NASA: 2013 NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) 03/15/2013 (LOI: 03/15/2013)


(All New!)

Postdoctoral Research Positions in Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, and Geomorphology, ETH Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland) (Open Until Filled)

Assistant Professor - Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech MC (Blacksburg, VA) (Deadline: December 3, 2012)

Assistant Professor in Ecological and Biological Engineering, Auburn University (Auburn, AL) (Deadline: December 15, 2012)

Ecosystem Services Specialist, Willamette Partnership (Hillsboro, OR) (Deadline: December 14, 2012)

Three, 2-year postdocs to study floodplain regime shifts, The Ohio State University (Logone, Cameroon) (Deadline: December 31, 2012)

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Water Quality, University of Idaho Coeur D’Alene Center (Coeur D'Alene, ID) (Applications due: January 1, 2013)

Assistant Professor Position (tenure track) in Sustainable Natural Resources Social Sciences, Purdue University: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (West Lafayette, Indiana) (Applications due: January 3, 2013, open until filled)

Four Full-time Assistant/Associate Professor Positions in Freshwater Sciences, University of Washington (Seattle and Tacoma, WA) (Deadline: January 4, 2013)

DOE Scholars Program Internships, Department of Energy (Various locations) (Applications due: January 4, 2013)

Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP), National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Various locations) (Online Application period is January 4, 2013 – February 28, 2013)

Faculty Position in Earth System Science / Coupled Human and Natural Systems, University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) (Deadline: January 15, 2013)

NETL Student researcher - Geospatial Data Specialist, National Energy Technology Laboratory (Albany, OR; Morgantown, WV; and/or Pittsburgh, PA) (Applications due: June, 30, 2013, open until filled)



Within Our Reach Conference (Willamette River Conference) | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Corvallis, OR

Water Well Design and Site Selection: Techniques to Economically Address Water Quality and Quantity Challenges | Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Various Locations

Climate Change Science for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western United States | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Thursday, March 28, 2013 | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Student Union

9th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

Sustaining Water Resources and Ecological Functions in Changing Environments | Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Thursday, June 13, 2013 | Lake Tahoe, California

2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 4, 2013 - Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Portland, OR at the Red Lion Hotel

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Colorado Springs, Colorado | Application Deadline: February 28, 2013

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



13th National Watershed Conference and Forum: The Future of Watershed Based Natural Resource Conservation | Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Tunica, MS

Annual International Forum on Water | Monday, July 15, 2013 - Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Athens, Greece | Deadline to submit abstracts: 17 December 2012

8th Annual International Symposium on Environment | Monday, May 13, 2013 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Athens, Greece | Deadline to submit abstracts: 15 January 2013

2013 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Environmental Flows | Monday, June 24, 2013 - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | Hartford, CT | Call for Abstracts will be available in late October 2012 with a deadline of February 8, 2013.

2013 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Healthy Forests = Health Water | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013 | Hartford, CT | Call for Abstracts will be available by the end of October 2012, with a deadline of February 8, 2013.

UEA Water Security and ICID seminar What colour is your water? A critical review of blue, green and other ‘waters’. | Friday, February 22, 2013 | London, U.K. | Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and University of East Anglia (UAE)

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

2013 Wasser Berlin International Trade Fair and Congress for Water and Wastewater | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013 | Berlin, Germany

IWA Conference on Asset Management for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Systems | Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013 | Marbella, Spain

4th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology: Emerging Patterns, Breakthroughs and Challenges (HydroEco 2013) | Monday, May 13, 2013 - Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Rennes, France

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