H2OSU - December 6, 2010

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Monday, December 6, 2010
(Fall Term - Finals Week)

OSU Water Events This Week

Thursday, December 9, 4-5 pm, Richardson 107 - IWW Special Seminar: Identifying multi-decadal catchment travel times and hydrological trends: the value of long-term monitoring data Speaker: Nicholas Howden, Senior Lecturer in Water, WEM Program Director, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK


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

Nominate an incoming student for the 2011 Provost's Distinguished Fellowships and Scholarships program

Program Directors or Department Heads/Chairs are invited to submit up to two nominations per graduate major to the 2010-11 Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program and no more than one nomination per graduate major for the 2010-11 Provost's Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program.


OSU Water in the News

Oregon faces big challenges from global warming, state reports say (Oregonian 11/30/2010) - At just over 400 pages, the first legislatively mandated report from the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute attempts to spell out the likely regional effects of projected warmer temperatures and sea level increases, exacerbated by expected population growth. It drew on contributions from 70 university and government researchers throughout the Northwest. (See also OPB and KTVZ)

Toxicology at OSU celebrates 50 years (Life@OSU 11/30/2010) - For 50 years, Toxicology has been the primary scientific focus of many researchers, instructors and students on campus, even though the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology has been in existence at OSU for less than two decades.


Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

Carey, Sean K., Doerthe Tetzlaff, Jan Seibert, Chris Soulsby, Jim Buttle, Hjalmar Laudon, Jeff McDonnell, and six others (2010). Inter-comparison of hydro-climatic regimes across northern catchments: synchronicity, resistance and resilience. Hydrological Processes.  OSU authors: McDonnell

Nolin, AW, Phillippe J, Jefferson A, Lewis SL (2010).  Present-day and future contributions of glacier runoff to summertime flows in a Pacific Northwest watershed: Implications for water resources. Water Resources Research: 46(12) OSU authors: all

Zégre, N., A. E. Skaugset, N. A. Som, J. J. McDonnell, and L. M. Ganio (2010). In lieu of the paired catchment approach: Hydrologic model change detection at the catchment scale. Water Resources Research: 46, W11544. OSU authors: all


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

UC Boulder Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Visiting Fellow Program 12/31/2010

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

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

New! 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

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

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

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

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

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

EPA: Nonpoint Source Management management program RFP - Research /Dissertation support 1/07/2011

New! 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


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Hydraulic Civil Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation (Albuquerque, NM) (12/15/2010)

Director, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability - Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona) (closing 12/20/2010)

Extension Assistant Professor – Water and Climate Change, UMass, Amherst (application review begins 12/21/2010)

Fish and Wildlife Biologist - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  (Atlanta, GA or Wash, D.C. or gulf states) (closing 12/23/2010)

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

Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology, Department of Geography-Geology, Illinois State University (closing 2/1/2010)

Endowed Chair position - Environmental Science, Ball State University (Muncie, IA) (desired start date - 8/19/2011) (open until filled)


Other Items of Interest

(none this week)


Other Related Campus Events

Good luck with finals!


Regional Events and Conferences

New! 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

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 | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology.


National and International Events and Conferences

(none this week)