H2OSU: February 25, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013
(Winter Term, Week 8)



Monday, February 25, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | ASPRS and AUVSI Meeting
Elections, progress on UAV platforms, ASPRS conference, training with Benton County RC Club, fees for flying
| Peavy 272

Tuesday, February 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | NSF – Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) workshop Featuring Dr. Richard Boone, NSF Program Manager for IGERT | Memorial Union

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Research Seminar: Environmental Engineering Faculty Search (School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering) “Reinventing Water/Wastewater Technologies for Rural Communities” | Owen Hall 103

4:00 AM - 5:00 PM | CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Lauren Scott "Beyond Mapping: Using Spatial Statistics in ArcGIS"  | Wilkinson Hall 108

Wednesday, February 27, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Winter 2013: Advances in Water Resources Engineering Seminar The Road to Brown v. the Board of Education...and Beyond: People, Education, and the Environment   | Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000

Thursday, February 28, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Research Seminar: Environmental Engineering Faculty Search (School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering)
“Silver nanoparticle interactions with Nitrosomonas europaea: Implications for wastewater treatment”
| Kearney Hall 112

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Hydrophiles Brownbag  | Gilmore Annex


  • 3rd Annual OSU Student Water Research Symposium put on by the Hydrophiles and the Water Resources Graduate Program

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Poster Session and Presentations

There will be a poster session as well as an opportunity to present your research. For those of you who are just beginning, we are also looking for people to present their research proposals. Prizes will be awarded to the top presenter and poster. To participate, submit an abstract and fill out a form via the event website: 


Don’t forget to also register, it’s free!  (The abstract submission is not your registration). Everyone interested in water resources should attend, whether you want to present your work or come to listen to fellow students. This is an interdisciplinary event and we are looking for participants to represent every water-related academic field. We hope to see you there! Don't forget to save the date (May 13th) and submit your abstracts by April 5th.



  • Todd Jarvis was interviewed by Huffington Post on a new study showing groundwater depletion in the Middle East (Huffington Post and New York Times)

Just in case you needed more reasons to be concerned about the stability of the Middle East, new research using data from NASA’s gravity-sensing Grace satellites shows a substantial decline in the volume of groundwater reserves in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins. Data gathered between 2003 and 2009 show the seasonal recharge of the region’s aquifers (the blue pulses in the illuminating animation above) but then the onset of a potent drought in 2007 followed by a persistent big drop in water amounts, 60 percent of which is ascribed to unsustainable rates of pumping in a study to be published on Friday in the journal Water Resources Research. IWW director Todd Jarvis was interviewed by the Huffington Post on the new Middle East groundwater depletion study conducted by scientists at the University of California, Irvine; NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD; and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO.

Todd Jarvis Huffington Post interview link: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/nasa-images-show-middle-east-running-out-of-water/511bc3f9fe34442ecf000129



 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

NSF: Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) 09/17/2013

NSF: Chemical and Biological Separations (CBS) 09/17/2013

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



  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 

 Graduate Student (MS) Opportunity in Fluvial Geomorphology 04/01/2013 

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) 11/15/2013



Network Research Facilitator (3 years, FT), University of Aberdeen Department of Geography and Environment (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK) (Open until filled, Applications due: March 13, 2013)

Science Advisor (Natural Resources Management), DOA Agricultural Research Service (Washington DC) (Application deadline: March 12, 2013)

Hydrologist (Assistant Watershed Specialist), the Tribal Environmental Office, Branch of Natural Resources, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Various locations in Central Oregon) (Deadline: March 8, 2013)

Capacity Development Advisor, The South Asia Urban, Water Supply & Sanitation Unit (SASDU) The World Bank Group (Islamabad, Pakistan) (Deadline: March 11, 2013)

Water/Wastewater Engineer, Gannett Fleming (South Plainfield, NJ) (Open until filled)

Engineering Technician in Water and Wastewater Issues, Civil West Engineering Services, Inc. (Coos Bay, OR) (Open until filled, start date is April 1, 2013)

(All New!)



 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.)



EPA's Extreme Events Research Grant Kick-off Meeting and Webinar | Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Arlington, Virginia

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