H2OSU: December 9, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
(Fall Term, Finals Week)

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


Wednesday, December 18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Willamette Water 2100 Seminar/Webinar: Potential Responses of Native and Non-native Fish Communities to Thermal Changes in the Willamette River | Kidder Hall 202 


  • Friends of the Beaver at AGU

Friends of the Beaver AGU will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11th from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Jillian's at Metreon, 175 Fourth Street. The event will be held in their Private lounge and each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets for beer or wine. Soda and iced tea will be available along with a menu of snacks served on a flow basis. Spinach dip, cheese, vegetables, hummus, nothing fancy.

You can also volunteer at the CEOAS Academic booth #1114.  This is a great place for promoting your science.  If you have any materials, bring them along and drop it off at the booth. Also, for faculty looking for graduate students, consider using the booth as a meeting point.

Anyone can volunteer for an hour slot at the booth.  Click on the link below and sign up.

  • Official Announcement for the International River Basin Organization Database on Oregon State University’s Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database

As the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation is wrapping up, the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (TFDD) team at Oregon State University is pleased to announce the launch of the International River Basins Organization Database. This large source of information on river basin organizations (RBOs) was collected and organized by Dr. Susanne Schmeier, and will be included alongside our existing datasets on international river basins, international freshwater agreements and treaties, and international water events. Within this searchable RBO database, detailed information is provided for over 120 international RBOs around the world, including information on each functional scope, decision making and information sharing mechanisms, dispute resolution mechanisms, funding and cost sharing mechanisms, as well as public participation mechanisms and many other parameters. The dataset is complemented by a paper summarizing key findings across all of the world’s RBOs as well as a comprehensive reference list on primary RBO documents describing each RBO’s organizational set-up.

You can access the database here:  

  • NSF and NASA Opportunities for Undergrads, Graduates, and Postdocs

The NFS and NASA are announcing opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs including paid research positions, internships, fellowships, and tuition support. For more information please visit the following pages and see attached flyer. Undergrads: Programs, scholarships, research, and internships. Graduate students: Programs and fellowships. Postdocs: Programs, funding, and postdoc positions. NASA opportunities: Internships, fellowships, and scholarships. If you have questions, please contact Susie Valaitis at svalaitis@ibparticipation.org.

  • Nominations Open for 6th Award of International Water Prize

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is a leading international scientific prize that bi-annually awards scientists, inventors and research organizations for innovative work contributing to the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of water scarcity. Nominations are now open for the 6th Award (2014) and can be made directly online through the electronic application form on the PSIPW website.

PSIPW has four specialized prizes:

  • Surface Water Prize
  • Groundwater Prize
  • Alternative Water Resources Prize
  • Water Management & Protection Prize

The deadline for submitting applications and all nominated work is 31 December 2013.

Please visit: http://www.psipw.org/ for more information.

  • TOX 455/555 Rescheduled

Ecotoxicology: Aquatic Ecosystems (TOX 455/555) is a 3 credit course focusing on transport, fate, and effects of toxic substances in freshwater and marine ecosystems being taught by Dr. Willaim Stubblefield. The course has been rescheduled and will now be offered TR 12:00-1:20pm winter term. (See attachment for course flyer).



Guenther RB, Roetman EL (6/2013) Uniqueness and nonuniqueness of the Stokes and Oseen flows Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications   OSU author: Guenther

Xie Z, Lin B, Falconer RA, Maddux TB (10/2013) Large-eddy simulation of turbulent open-channel flow over three-dimensional dunes Journal of Hydraulic Research   OSU author: Maddux



Oregon State: Faculty Internationalization Grants (FIG) 12/15/2013   

Foundation: Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program 12/16/2013

NSF: Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) 12/16/2013

NSF: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) 12/16/2013

NSF: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (to offer scholarships to STEM majors intending to be K-12 teachers) (LOI: 02/05/2014) 03/05/2014

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



Virginia Tech: Graduate Research Assistanship in Critical Zone Physical Processes

NSF: Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE)-REU at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB)

USEPA: 11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet 12/17/2013

State of Oregon: 2014-2015 Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship 02/07/2014 (LOI: 01/10/2014)

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research 02/13/2014

2013-2014 National Capital Area Leadership Award 02/10/2014

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Undergraduate Scholarship 03/31/2014

Foundation: 2014 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship 4/1/2014


Supervisory Hydrologist, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (Portland, OR) (Deadline: December 13, 2013)

Engineer III (Ecological Restoration and Engineering Services Unit), Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Water and Land Resources Division (Seattle, WA) (Deadline: December 16, 2013)

Zone Hydrologist, North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts, Umpqua National Forest (Glide, OR) See attachment for more information. (Deadline: January 17, 2014).

(All New!)



2013 AGU Fall Meeting | Monday, December 9, 2013 - Friday, December 13, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

Net Positive Water + Energy Conference | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Hyatt Regency (San Francisco, CA)

21st Annual Children's Clean water Festival | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | University of Portland (Portland, OR)

3rd Annual Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology | Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Portland, OR

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment | Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Friday, January 10, 2014 | Quito, Ecuador   

HydroVision Russia | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Moscow, Russia

ASIA 2014 - The Fifth International Conference on Water Resources & Hydropower Development | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Thursday, March 13, 2014 | Colombo, Sri Lanka |  The ASIA 2014 Conference and Exhibition will bring together experts in all the disciplines associated with planning, financing, implementing, operating and refurbishing dams, hydro plants, and other renewable energy systems. 

Sustainable Water Management Conference | Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Denver, Colorado |  Presenting solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing infrastructure, developing robust supply models and watershed management plans, water reuse, resource management, green infrastructure and more.

2014 Park Break: Saguaro National Park | Monday, March 10, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014 | Tucson, Arizona

2014 Park Break: Keweenaw National Historical Park | Monday, April 7, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014 | Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

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