H2OSU - February 27, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012
(Winter Term, Week 8)


OSU Water Events This Week

Monday, February 27, 5-6 pm, Burt Hall 193, OSU Chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders - Conflict Resolution Speaker Series - Aja Decoteau - Discussion of collaborative water management and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)

Tuesday, February 28, All Day Event, Oregon Forests and Water - Symposium sponsored by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, the Watersheds Research Cooperation and OSU.

Tuesday, February 28, 4-5:30 pm, Memorial Union La Raza Room (208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Water Life, Part 1

Wednesday, February 29, 12-1 pm, Memorial Union 213, Writing to motivate action on global-scale environmental problems - Author Mark Lynas

Wednesday, February 29, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 32, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Karl Polivka, Northwest Research Station, U. S. Forest Service

Wednesday, February 29, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change - Water and Forests: Sensitive (and not so sensitive) interactions in changing climate.

Wednesday, February 29, 7-8 pm, LaSells Stewart Center, The God Species: How the planet can survive the age of humans - Author Mark Lynas explores the future of the planet

Thursday, March 1, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag: Salmon Safe Certifications- Do they work? - Harmony Burright

Thursday, March 1, 5-9 pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center,  Sustainability Coalition’s annual Town Hall Meeting


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, March 5, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 32, Stream Team Monday Morning Meetings - Nitrogen removal in perennial and intermittent streams of the Calapooia River basin

Tuesday, March 6, 4-5:30 pm, Memorial Union La Raza Room (208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Water Life, Part 2

Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 32, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Marcus Horning, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU - Consumate and consumed predators: evaluating high levels of predation on Stellar sea lions within a density-dependent framework.

Wednesday, March 7, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change - Dave Hill – Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University.

Thursday, March 8, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Student Lounge, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Just how connected are streams and aquifers? - Phil Neuman

Thursday, March 8, 3:30-5 pm, Richardson Hall 107, Starker Lecture Series - Watershed Moments: People, Forests, & Water - The Clean Water Act: Fundamentals and Effects on Forestry

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • Want to take an interesting water course this summer? Consider: Water Governance and Conflict Management (June 18-22, 2012).   The week-long course emphasizes experiential learning. Class offers a place to learn and practice new skills that are applicable from the individual level to the societal level and across a range of real-life situations. Additionally, the course helps students understand just how creative, messy and inelegant workable solutions are likely to be. Take this course for 3 university-credits or for no credits.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Gabrielli, CP, McDonnell JJ (02/2012) An inexpensive and portable drill rig for bedrock groundwater studies in headwater catchments Hydrological Processes Abstract OSU authors: Gabrielli, McDonnell

Chaffin, BC, Mahler RL, Wulfhorst JD, Shafii B (02/2012) Collaborative Watershed Groups in Three Pacific Northwest States: A Regional Evaluation of Group Metrics and Perceived Success1 JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association Abstract OSU author: Chaffin

Morales, F, Showalter RE (01/2012) Interface approximation of Darcy flow in a narrow channel Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences Abstract OSU author: Showalter

Huwald, H, Selker JS, Tyler SW, Calaf M, van de Giesen NC, Parlange MB (2012) Carbon monoxide as a tracer of gas transport in snow and other natural porous media Geophysical Research Letters Abstract OSU authors: Selker

De Stefano, L, Duncan J, Dinar S, Stahl K, Strzepek KM, Wolf AT (01/2012) Climate change and the institutional resilience of international river basins Journal of Peace Research Abstract OSU authors: Stefano, Duncan, Wolf


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NIH: Climate Change and Human Health (LOI: 04/24/2012) 05/24/2012    

NSF: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) 04/24/2012     

NSF: 2012 Water Science Synthesis Working Groups at the USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis 04/30/2012  

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Foundation: The Society of Woman Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Minority Fellowship 05/15/2012    

NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) 08/01/2012  


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Regional Director - Lower Colorado Region, Bureau of Reclamation (Boulder City, NV) (closing 3/22/12)

Assistant Professor of Geography, Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK) (closing 3/15/12)

Executive Director, Oregon Water Resources Congress (Salem, OR) (closing 3/9/12)

Hydrologic Forecaster, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Slidell, LA) (closing 3/5/12)

Research Fellow in Water Science, The Northern Rivers Institute, School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen Scotland, UK) (closing 3/26/12)

Unpaid Internship for Habitat Assessment, Wild Fish Conservancy (Grays Harbor, WA) (open until filled)

Executive Secretary, Pacific Salmon Commission (Vancouver, B.C.) (closing 3/30/12)

Restoration Projects Coordinator, North Fork John Day Watershed Council (Long Creek, OR) (open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences 


Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy: Moving from Development to Implementation | Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Lucky Labrador (Lucky Lab) Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland   

Fisheries & Hatcheries Legal and Regulatory Frameworks | Friday, May 25, 2012 | Seattle, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

Bard Center for Environmental Policy - National Climate Seminar - Carbon Supply Chain: Black Mesa and Beyond | Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Join the National Climate Seminar by dialing in at 9:00 am local time on the scheduled day. Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385.    

Techniques to Quantify Stream-Groundwater Exchange and Shallow Transport A Hands-on Workshop | Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012 | Penn State University, University Park, PA   

CREAR (Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest) - Tropical Rivers 2012 | Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Iquitos, Peru    

Assessing pathogen fate, transport and risk in natural & engineered water treatment | Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Banff, Alberta, Canada | Call for abstracts by March 30, 2012.

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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