H2OSU: February 3, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014
(Winter Term, week 5)



CEOAS - Student Defense - Ms. Tracie Jackson

“Lateral Cavities in Streams: Flow Structure and Mean Residence Times from Channel Hydraulics, Morphology, and Computational Fluid Dynamics”

8:00 am - 11:00 am  |  Valley Library

Monday, February 3, “Nanotechnology for the Poor A look at energy, water, food, and health technologies” Thomas Woodson, Georgia Institute of Technology | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Kearney Hall 112

Tuesday, February 4, CEOAS - Student Defense - Ms. Tracie Jackson “Lateral Cavities in Streams: Flow Structure and Mean Residence Times from Channel Hydraulics, Morphology, and Computational Fluid Dynamics” | 8:00 am - 11:00 am | Valley Library 3622

Wednesday, February 5, Water Resources Winter Seminar Series: Dr. Sally Thompson UC Berkeley "Application of analytic stochastic hydrology: Going beyond the soil moisture PDF" | 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm | Owen Hall 101

Wednesday, February 5, Fisheries and Wildlife Departmental Seminar: Dr. Denise Lach "New Roles for Science and Scientists" | 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm | Nash Hall 206

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

Thursday, February 6, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative Presents: “Climate Club Lunch: Braiding Disciplines,” Allen Thompson and Cristina Eisenberg | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Memorial Union 213

Thursday, February 6, Hydrophiles Brown Bag Talk
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Wilkinson Hall 203



Monday, February 10, Monday Morning Meeting, Steward Reid, Western Fishes, Inc., "Fisheries Biology, Ichthyology, Theoretical Ecology---Three Horsemen of the Fish Apocalypse---Leading Causes for Declines and Extinctions of Fishes in North America" | 10:00 - 11:00am | Nash 32



Friday, February 7 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Memorial Union 206-208

Please join us this Friday to honor the career of Dr. Richard Cuenca! The program includes lunch, three presentations on soil, plant and water processes, measurement in the atmosphere, and synthesis and modeling; the symposium will conclude with friend’s vignettes. Please send slides to john.selker@oregonstate.edu. See attachment for more information.

  • The Science Network Workshop Series (Webinars)

Coming up in February, the Science Network at the Union of Concerned Scientists is offering two free science communication workshops.  These are skills-based workshops tailored for experts and students in the sciences, engineering, economics, and public health who are interested in learning more about science communication and advocacy. Sign up by following either of the links below and select the webinar you are interested in.

Wednesday, February 5 101: Communicating with Confidence: How to deal with uncertainty | 3:00pm |
This webinar will address how to deal with uncertainty on scientific issues. It will cover how to approach and prepare for conversations about complicated issues with the media, the public, and policy makers.

Thursday, February 27 202: Reaching Out to Local Communities: How to engage with local stakeholders for the biggest impact | 3:00pm
This webinar will be particularly informative for attendees wishing to conduct research with a bearing on societally relevant policy debates. The attendees will leave with lessons learned from case studies of successful stakeholder engagement by the presenters.

  • Conserve Water Now!

According to Oregon Public Radio, 2013 was Oregon’s driest year on record, and it is likely that Oregon will be in an official drought by summer time. For California, this is already true, with over 62% of the state currently in an extreme drought situation. As of now, Oregon is not far behind.

To read more about water conservation in Oregon and what you can do to help, view the attached flyer, created by M.S. candidate Stephanie Parreira.

  • Nutrient Tracking for Surface and Groundwater Protection

The EPA's Regionally Applied Research Effort Grant Program (RARE) has released a white paper on an innovative project to examine nutrient management to improve surface and groundwater quality in the southern Willamette Valley Groundwater Management Area (GWMA). To learn more, please see attachment.

The annual GWF Emerging Scholars Award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish an article presenting their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience.

In 2014, the Award will be linked to a workshop at the University of Oxford: ‘Water, Food and Energy: Understanding and Managing the Risks and Trade-offs’ that will take place in June 2014. The author of the winning entry to the Award will be invited to participate in this exclusive 4.5 day intellectual retreat attended by 35 leading researchers and water practitioners. First prize will include a travel grant and coverage of accommodation and venue expenses. Other finalists will have the opportunity to have their articles published on the Global Water Forum and in a subsequent publication.

You must be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under 36 years old to qualify. Applications close 04/22/2014.



Patil VA, Liburdy JA (2013) Flow structures and their contribution to turbulent dispersion in a randomly packed porous bed based on particle image velocimetry measurements Physics of Fluids OSU authors: all

Schriever TA, Cadotte MW, Williams DD (1/2014) How hydroperiod and species richness affect the balance of resource flows across aquatic-terrestrial habitats Aquatic Sciences OSU author: Schriever

Safeeq M, Fares A (01/2014) Interception losses in three non-native Hawaiian forest stands Hydrological Processes OSU author: Safeeq



Oregon State: General Reserach Fund (GRF) (proposal deadline: 02/03/2014 @ 5:00pm PST)

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

2014 SFI Grant Program Request for Proposals (All proposals due 02/21/2014 @ 5pm ET)

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

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




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

NSF: Dynamics of Water and Societal Systems: An Interdisciplinary Research Program at the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab (02/15/2014)

OSU: Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) (02/17/2014)

United States Society on Dams Scholarship Program (02/21/2014)

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



Hatchery Operations Biologist Okanagan Nation Alliance (Penticton, BC) (open until filled)

Geomorphologist I Okanagan Nation Alliance (Penticton, BC) (open until filled)


Philanthropic Sr. Project Developer, Climate Vulcan (Seattle, WA)

Post Doctoral Associate in Environmental Watershed Management University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) (open until filled)

Environmental Biologist Pierce County Human Resources Department (Tacoma, WA) (02/14/2014)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Gaithersburg, MD) (02/14/2014)

Graduate Fellowship in Geography RiverSmart Communities Research Team, UMass Amherst (Amherst, MA) (02/15/2014) (for more information, contact lead researcher Eve Vogel evevogel@geo.umass.edu)

Postdoc Cadidates and Graduate Student Positions, Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) (02/21/2014)

Freshwater Ecology Field Technician/Intern Environmental Institute of Houston (Houston, TX) (04/01/2014)

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship University of Houston- Clear Lake (Houston, TX) (04/01/2014)


(All New!)



Science Pub Corvallis: Cry of the Pacific Lamprey | Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Old World Deli, 341 2nd Street (Corvallis, OR)

Net Positive Water + Energy Conference | Tuesday, February 4 - 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)

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)

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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