H2OSU: December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014
(Fall Term, Week 11)

H2OSU won't be published during winter break (Dec 12, 2014-January 5, 2015). The next issue will come out on week 1 of winter term. During the break, please send time-sensitive  posts to hydro_both@lists.oregonstate.edu and a moderator will release them to the lists.

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, December 10, BEE Special Seminar: Rennes University Visitors “Innovative methods for characterizing heterogeneous underground reservoirs at different scales” and “Mixing in porous and fractured media: in situ observations, experimental imaging and theoretical upscaling.” |  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gilmore Hall 234

Wednesday, December 10, Seminar - Dr. Hervé Piégay, National Center for Scientific Research, Lyon, France "Use of imagery for exploring riverscape patterns and processes: feedbacks for river management" | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Nash Hall 32

 

COMMUNITY WATER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kim Ogren, Aaron Wolf's PhD Geography student, won the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award at the recent American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference! Well deserved! Kim is doing her PhD dissertation research on the Columbia River Treaty.
  • USGS Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program
The USGS has announced the release of its application for the 2015 Water Resources Research
National Competitive Grants Program. Grants will support research on a diverse array of water
related topics. New for this year is a commitment from the USGS to pay modest levels of
salary/travel/OE for USGS scientists to participate in the in research of selected proposals
(please see Section II, A). Please see the application for more details.
  • Coursera Course on "Water in the Western United States"
Anne Gold and Eric Gordon from UC-Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental
Sciences will be teaching a Coursea Massive Open Online Course in April 2015. The topic is "Water
in the Western United States" and the course is online and completely free! For more imformation,
  • Upcoming Hydrologist Vacancy at BPA
The Bonneville Power Administration would like to announce that applications for entry level
hydrological forecaster positions will become availble in early January. For more information,
please contact Ann Mcmanamon at amcmanamon@bpa.gov.

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Thorpe S  A, Li L (11/2014) Turbulent hydraulic jumps in a stratified shear flow. Part 2 Journal of Fluid Mechanics OSU author: Li

Roundy BA, Young K, Cline N, Hulet A, Miller RF, Tausch RJ, Chambers JC, Rau B (09/2014) Piñon–Juniper Reduction Increases Soil Water Availability of the Resource Growth Pool Rangeland Ecology & Management OSU author: Miller

Safeeq M, Mauger GS, Grant GE, Arismendi I, Hamlet A, Lee S-Y (12/2014) Comparing Large-Scale Hydrological Model Predictions with Observed Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest: Effects of Climate and Groundwater Journal of Hydrometeorology OSU Authors: Safeeq, Arismendi

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Proposal (01/05/2015)

EREF: Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management (01/08/2015)

EPA: Water Quality Benefits (01/14/2015)

USEPA: Science to Achieve Results (STAR): Water Quality Benefits (01/14/2015)

NFWF: Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program (02/03/2015)

USGS: Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (02/19/2015)

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

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES     

Career Development Grants (women only) (12/15/2014)

NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (01/05/2015)

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program (01/20/2015)

Reds Wolman Graduate Student Research Awards (03/01/2015)

Pathways to Science Undergraduate Scholarships and REU's/Interships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Pathways to Science Graduate Scholarships and REU's/Interships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Oregon BEST Funding Opportunities (Dates vary, see link for details)

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Program Associate | Oregon BEST | Portland, OR | 12/22/2014

Resource Operations Analyst | City of Tacoma Power Managment | Tacoma, WA | 12/31/2014

Science Writer and Policy Scientist | Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington | Seattle, WA | Open until filled

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow | Tuesday, December 9 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach | Portland, OR

Within Our Reach 2014 | Thursday, December 11 - Friday, December 12, 2014 | OSU Alumni Center | Corvallis, OR 

Berkeley Catchment Science Symposium | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley | Berkeley, CA | Sunday, December 14, 2014 

Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Annual Meeting | Embassy Suites Downtown | Portland, OR | Tuesday, February 24 - Friday, February 27, 2014 

Public Interest in Environmental Law Conference: Changing Currents | Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR | Thursday, March 5 - Sunday March 8, 2015 

2015 Northwest Environmenal Health Conference | Portland, OR | Friday April 17, 2015

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

2015 Student Water Conference | Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015 | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK 

XVth IWRA World Water Congress | Monday, May 25 - Friday, May 29, 2015 | Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) | Edinburgh, Scotland

Water is not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty | Tuesday, June 16 - Thursday June 18, 2014 | Green Valley Ranch Resort | Las Vegas, NV