H2OSU: February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014
(Winter Term, week 8)



Water Resources Engineering Winter Hydrology Seminar Series
Topic: Hotting up: interrogating the environment with heat pulses and fiber optics
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm  |  Owen Hall 

Wednesday, February 26, Water Resources Engineering Winter Hydrology Seminar Series
Dr. Julie Vano: "Assessing climate risks relevant to water management"
  |  12:00 pm - 12:50 pm  |  Owen Hall 101

Wednesday, February 26, Hydrophiles Happy Hour  |  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Bombs Away Cafe (Monroe Ave)

Thursday, February 27, Hydrophiles Brown Bag Talk  |  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Wilkinson Hall 203



Monday, March 3, Monday Morning Meeting: Mark Novak, Department of Zoology, OSU "What stabilizes population dynamics in nature? A new framework for quantifying the in situ strength and nonlinearity of species interactions" | 10:00 - 11:00am | Nash 32



  • Register now for the 4th Annual Water Research Symposium!

The Water Research Symposium is a one-day conference highlighting outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, and policy. All oral and poster presentations are by current graduate and undergraduate students at schools in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho conducting water-related research. The conference is structured for connecting individuals, building skills, and sharing knowledge between students, university faculty, staff, and professionals working in water resources. The symposium will be held on Monday, May 12th at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center in Corvallis, Oregon. There will also be an optional student mixer on Sunday, May 11th and opportunities to stay with graduate student hosts for free.

To register, submit an abstract, and learn more about the symposium, please visit our website: http://groups.oregonstate.edu/hydro/2014-water-research-symposium-oregon-state-university

The DROUGHT-R&SPI Summer School will cover the major drought management-related issues and will introduce the premises for improving drought preparedness through increased knowledge and improved science-policy interfacing. The five-day Summer School will cover three topics: (i) drought hazard characterization and forecasting, (ii) drought impact assessment, and (iii) drought management. The course will mainly consist of lectures and assignment workshops. Applications are due Thursday, February 27.

  • Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course

Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue.  This course will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK from 19th to 23rd May 2014 for a fee of £1600 (including bed and breakfast accommodation). For full details, including the course brochure, please see: www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/water-security-for-policy-makers-short-course-2014. For interested parties, feel free to contact Dr. Todd Jarvis, who has participated in other short courses at UEA.

  • Climate Change and Development Short Course

The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. This course will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK from 3rd to 12th September 2014 for a fee of  £3000* (including self-catering accommodation). *Register before 30th May 2014 for a reduced fee of £2800. For full details, including the course brochure, please see: www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/dev-co/professional-training/climate-change-and-development. For interested parties, feel free to contact Dr. Todd Jarvis, who has participated in other short courses at UEA.

  • Spring Term Course: FOR 563 Environmental Policy and Law Interactions

FOR 563 focuses on the relationship between federal and state regulatory environmental laws generally, and the federal Clean Water Act specifically. Wetlands protection, and laws governing agricultural and forest practices will be examined as examples of regulatory frameworks for achieving resource protection in Oregon and nationally. This course is for natural resource oriented students from all disciplines who will have professional careers that will intersect any number of environmental regulatory or natural resource protection laws. For more information, see attached flyer.

  • Southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area

The SWV Groundwater Management Area Committee meeting will be held this Thursday, February 27 from 8:00 – 10:00am at The Old Harrisburg City Hall (354 Smith Street). Topics will include: groundwater contamination issues (including nitrate), public water service to Pioneer Village Estates (north of Coburg), water quality and drawdown tests for new domestic wells, a current lysimeter project, a focus group attended by SWV Growers, and notes from a meeting on February 25 about a nitrate and pesticide testing program. For more information, see attached meeting agenda.



Tullos DD, Wang H-W (02/2014) Morphological responses and sediment processes following a typhoon-induced dam failure, Dahan River, Taiwan Earth Surface Processes and Landforms   OSU author: Tullos

Smedstad JA, Gosnell H (2013) Do Adaptive Comanagement Processes Lead to Adaptive Comanagement Outcomes? A Multicase Study of Long-term Outcomes Associated with the National Riparian Service Team's Place-based Riparian Assistance Ecology and Society   OSU authors: all


Foundation: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Data-driven Discovery Investigator Competition (pre-applications due 02/24/2014 @ 5pm Pacific Time)

Environmental Technologies Request for Proposals (Pre-proposals due 04/01/2014)

Foundation: National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs (05/01/2014)

USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture (LOI: 04/17/2014)

Agency: Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) Program (Deadlines vary based on solicitation)

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



Hydropower Research Awards 2014, Hydro Research Foundation (03/05/2014)

Foundation: 2014 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge (03/17/2014)

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

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



Natural Areas Manager - N.R. Specialist 3 Department of Natural Resources (Tumwater, WA) (02/25/2014)

Water Resources Data Technician 1 Water Resources Department (Salem, OR) (02/27/2014)

Early Stage Researcher (ESR, PhD) Position in Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes Blanes, Spain (02/28/2014)

Ames Research Center Internship Program: NASA/EPA Collaborative Activity San Francisco, CA (03/01/2014)

Complexity Across Disciplines (CAD) Summer Undergraduate Program Boise State University (Boise, ID) (03/01/2014)

2 PhD Positions in Hydroecology Science and Engineering Lab Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) (Applicants will begin fall 2014)

(All New!)



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

85th Annual Conference of the Northwest Scientific Association | Wednesday, March 26 - Saturday, March 29, 2014 | University of Montana (Missoula, MT)

5th Annual Meeting of Oregon Geomorphologists | Friday, April 11 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Camp Collins (Sandy, OR)

Water Research Symposium | Monday, May 12, 2014 | Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

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

2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting | Sunday, May 18 - Friday, May 23, 2014 | Oregon Convention Center (Portland, OR) (Abstracts due: 02/07/2014)

Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference  | Tuesday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Specialist Conference on River Basins and Watershed Management  |  Tuesday, September 9 - Friday, September 12, 2014 | JW Marriott SF Union Square (San Francisco, CA)

The Columbia River Basin: Learning from our Past to Shape our Future | Tuesday, October 21 - Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Spokane, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



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

Nexus 2014: Water, Climate, Food and Energy Conference | Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014 | University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

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 Water Microbiology Conference | Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9, 2014 | The Water Institute at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, May 19, 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014 | University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (Note: Todd Jarvis attended this short course. Please contact him if you have questions.)

The Seventh International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology | Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13, 2014 | Crowne Plaza, Houston, TX

The International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS) 2014 | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014 | Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa)

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