H2OSU: February 18, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013
(Winter Term, Week 7)



Tuesday, February 19, 4:00 AM - 5:00 PM | CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Brian Chaffin/Michael Ewald "Flexibility in Water Resource Governance: Prospects for Measuring Adaptive Governance in the Klamath Basin" | Wilkinson Hall 108

Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Winter 2013: Advances in Water Resources Engineering Seminar - Dr. John Selker "How a footnote in a book by a French Mathematician from the 1800's helped solve a salmon riddle in the Middle Fork of the John Day" | Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000

Thursday, February 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Chili Cookoff! Bring Your Best and Win | Allison Marshall's house (655 NW Linden Ave)


  • Engineers Without Borders Fundraiser

 Come enjoy a night of dinner, entertainment, and presentations of the OSU chapter’s work! Funds raised from the event go directly towards supporting their work abroad. We are encouraging all members and other supporters to help us advertise for this event, by inviting people you know and joining us in supporting the Kenya project.

We are also looking for Silent Auction donations of almost any category (artwork, gift baskets, "big ticket" items, etc.). If you or anyone you know is interested in contributing, please email Sonja Michelsen at workshops@ewb-osu.org.

The event begins February 23 at 6 p.m. at the Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Dr.

Tickets available at: http://waterfortheworld2013.eventbrite.com

  • Water community Spring course offerings available!

There are a number of courses being offered this spring which will be of interest to many of you, please see the attached document for course names, times, locations, and details!

  • CE 518 will be offered as ENVE 599 Special Topics: Groundwater Modeling this coming term (4 credits)

The purpose of this course is for the student to develop expertise in solving practical groundwater flow and solute transport problems using numerical methods, but the emphasis is on understanding the codes behind the models. Students will learn the finite difference method by solving simple problems “by hand” and by writing simple computer programs in Matlab. You will also learn to use general purpose modeling programs to solve more realistic (larger) flow and transport problems, selected to be representative of those you are likely to encounter in practice. The term project will allow you to apply concepts and skills from the lectures to a particular real-world problem.

The course is offered MWF: 8:00-9:50 in Rogers 336 (not all of that class time will be used, but the computer lab will be available) CRN 60291 + 6029



  • A Year for Cooperation, Not Conflict, Over Water (New Security Beat: Environmental  Change and Security Program blog)

You might think that conflict over water is inevitable as rising temperatures and changing climates are expected to constrain supply in the coming decades at the same time that expanding consumption standards and growing populations are expected to boost demand. But you’d be wrong, according to the United Nations – and they’re launching the International Year for Water Cooperation this week to make that point.

Collaboration over water has been the rule rather than the exception over the past 70 years, according to a special edition of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) quarterly journal, A World of Science. In their article “The Key to Managing Conflict and Cooperation over Water,” co-authors Annika Kramer, OSU Water Professor Aaron Wolf, Alexander Carius, and Geoff Dabelko highlight some impressive points from a study on water cooperation and conflict from 1945 to 2008 to prove conventional wisdom on “water wars” wrong.

Aaron Wolf video clip on transboundary water basins and institutional resilience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=anlnYl1mmos#!



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

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

NSF: Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2013 (BRIGE) 04/29/2013

USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program 05/22/2013

NSF:, USDA: Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) 09/10/2013

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



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

USDOD: Call for ESTCP Proposals 03/14/2013   

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

 State of Oregon: OSU Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) 2013 GTA Fellows 04/01/2013

 USDOD: Call for ESTCP Proposals 03/14/2013

Affiliated Research Fellowships: Making Scarce Water Work for All 04/01/2013 



Fluvial Geomorphologist Researcher, Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University (Logan, UT) (Open until filled, application review begins March 1, 2013) 

Fish Ecologist Researcher, Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University (Logan, UT) (Open until filled, application review begins March 1, 2013)

Restoration Research Scientist, Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University (Logan, UT) (Open until filled, application review begins March 1, 2013)

Assistant Professor (TT) in Freshwater Fish Ecology or Fisheries Management, Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University (Logan, UT) (Open until filled, application review begins March 4, 2013)

(All New!)



 National Climate Assessment Northwest Regional Town Hall | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | Portland, Oregon | The NCA Northwest Town hall is being held at Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Student Union Building. A small number of travel stipends are available, but for full consideration please apply no later than February 18, 2013

2013 Geography Section Annual Meeting of Oregon Academy of Science | Saturday, March 2, 2013 | Willamette University- Salem, OR

 Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy Policy Advisory Group Meeting | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Salem, OR | The Policy Advisory Group meeting has been rescheduled to take place on Thursday, January 31st  from 1:00 to 4:00 pm here at the Water Resources Department, located in the North Mall Office Building at 725 Summer St., NE in Salem (Room 124).   The Project Team, with assistance from the Association of Oregon Counties, recently put together a 20-minute video describing the process to develop the Strategy. The video is available on the project website and through the IWRS YouTube Channel. Here is the video link: http://www.oregon.gov/OWRD/pages/law/integrated_water_supply_strategy.as...   

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



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

2013 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Biological Treatment Symposium | Thursday, March 28, 2013 - Friday, March 29, 2013 | Denver, CO

The Sustainable Water Management Conference | Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee

2013 National Ground Water Association Summit | Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Thursday, May 2, 2013 | San Antonio, TX

Short Course: Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology and Hydrological Simulation | Monday, May 13, 2013 - Friday, May 17, 2013 | The University of Caligari in Cagliari, Italy | Application Deadline is April 12, 2013

CREAR-ED-ENG: Two-week short course in the Amazon region | Sunday, June 23, 2013 - Friday, July 5, 2013 | Iquitos, Peru | Deadline for registration: March 15, 2013 (information at http://www.crearamazonia.org/education/crear-ed-eng)

International Specialty Conference: AWRA and Beijing Hydraulic Engineering Society: 'Water for Mega-Cities: Challenges and Solutions | Monday, September 16, 2013 - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Beijing, China Yulong International Hotel |  Abstract submission deadline: March 11, 2013

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

 Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, June 10, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013 | International Development UEA, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK   |  Todd Jarvis participated in this short course during Summer 2012, so if you have any questions, contact him at todd.jarvis@oregonstate.edu

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