H2OSU: February 4, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013
(Winter Term, Week 5)



Monday, February 4 (Today), 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM | ScienceOnline2013 Watch Party
Choose Sessions of Interest | Discuss, Network, and Share Ideas
| Kidder Hall 202 | Free

Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | WEBINAR: Landing Your Dream Federal Job or Internship | Valley Library, Willamette East & West Rooms, 3rd Floor

Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Winter 2013: Advances in Water Resources Engineering Seminar Hydrology of the Hawaiian island in the era of change | Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000

Thursday, February 7, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Hydro Happy Hour | Bombs Away Cafe

Friday, February 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM |   Andrew Plantinga WW2100 Cyberseminar - Land-use Models for Willamette Water 2100 | Kidder Hall 202 | Free



  • CEOAS, Engineering, Agriculture, and Forestry have provided funds for a data server to provide LIDAR data (for Oregon) for anyone at OSU to access!  There are ~25 TB of data currently available.

If your first question is "What is LIDAR?"

See:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t6TUYjfPYo

Or the Magic School Bus has you covered:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNZ6efHI5qE

The high resolution and accuracy of LIDAR data has applications in just about anything ranging from:

Terrain modeling, Hazard Analysis, Flood Mapping, Geomorphologic studies, Forest Biomass, Building location and heights, Asset Management, Archaeology, Meteorology, Biology and Ecology, Civil Engineering and Construction and a whole lot more

This data was obtained from DOGAMI who leads the Oregon LIDAR Consortium, http://www.oregongeology.org/sub/projects/olc/, which should be acknowledged in any publications resulting from use of the data.

The attached document provides more information on the acquisition of the data, types of data (e.g. point clouds, DEMs, etc.), future plans, and instructions on how to access the data.  The hopes are that as more people use the data, we can pool funds to develop a user-interface and easier access to the data. So please note that while you can access the data freely, continued use will require pooled funds to obtain new data and keep the servers running.

  • Sixth International Workshop on Hydro-Hegemony
The International Workshop took place January 12-13, 2013, at UEA in London. Over 100 researchers, practitioners and activists including OSU Water Resources Graduate Student Morgan Crowell participated in the event and explored its theme: Transboundary Water Justice. With discussions enduring 10 hours each day – and then well into the night – we think a small step has been made towards investigating the merit of ‘justice' to serve transboundary water interaction, in both theory and practice.
All of the proceedings, videos, photos, etc. are now available at the HH6 Event Webpage.



  • IWW Director Todd Jarvis appointed member of the Oregon State Board of Geologists Examiners (OSBGE) (Oregon Geologist Examiner)

IWW Director Todd Jarvis hit the ground running in his new role as a Governor Kitzhaber-appointed member of the Oregon State Board of Geologists Examiners (OSBGE). He has broached the subject of expanding the pool of licensees to include geographers in this provocative editorial in the OSBGE Newsletter.


His most recent editorial focused on professional ethics and built upon the concept of Stealth Issue Advocacy in the geosciences as developed by OSU Professor Robert Lackey.


He will be presenting the importance of professional licensing to the GEO 407 class, From Student to Professional, on Febuary 8, 2013 during lunch in Room 193 in Burt Hall. Contact David Dickson David.Dickson@oregonstate.edu to reserve your fair share of American Dream Pizza!



Czarnomski NM, Tullos DD, Thomas RE, Simon A (11/2012) Effects of Vegetation Canopy Density and Bank Angle on Near-Bank Patterns of Turbulence and Reynolds Stresses Journal of Hydraulic Engineering   OSU author: Tullos

  Seow WJ, Pan W-C, Kile ML, Baccarelli AA, Quamruzzaman Q, Rahman M, Mahiuddin G, Mostofa G, Lin X, Christiani DC (10/2012) Arsenic Reduction in Drinking Water and Improvement in Skin Lesions: A Follow-Up Study in Bangladesh Environmental Health Perspectives   OSU author: Kile



NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 03/04/2013

 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

(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 



Instructor for the Forestry Field School, OSU Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (Corvallis, OR) (For full consideration apply by: January 15, 2013 Deadline: January 31)

Assistant Professor in Forest Hydrology and Forest Watershed Management, College of Forestry at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (Deadline: February 28, 2013)

Scientist/Senior Scientist-Land & Water Management, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (West and Central Africa) (Deadline: February 15, 2013)

Staff Associate in Water Resources and Infrastructure (WRI) Sector, Tetra Tech ARD (Burlington, VT) (Open until filled)

Fair Water Futures Project Manager, Water Witness International (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) (Deadline: March 1, 2013)

Senior and Junior Software Engineer, CUAHSI Water Data Center (WDC) (Washington D.C) (Open until filled)

Watershed Group Coordinator, Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) (Hood River, Oregon) (Deadline: February 8, 2013)

Student Internship, ITEP Environmental Internship Program (Flagstaff, AZ) (Deadline: February 8, 2013)

Associate Civil/Environmental Engineer in municipal water and wastewater systems, MWH (Bellevue, WA) (Deadline: March 29, 2013)

(All New!)



 DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS) Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | La Foret Conference Center Colorado Springs, CO | Application Deadline February 28, 2013

  2013 Geography Section Annual Meeting of Oregon Academy of Science | Saturday, March 2, 2013 | Wilamette 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...   

12th Annual Stream Restoration Symposium - River Restoration Northwest | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, USA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



2013 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Healthy Forests = Health Water | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013 | Hartford, CT | Call for Abstracts will be available by the end of October 2012, with a deadline of February 8, 2013.

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

U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) 7th International Conference on Irrigation and Drainage | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013 | Phoenix, AZ

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

UEA Water Security and ICID seminar What colour is your water? A critical review of blue, green and other ‘waters’. | Friday, February 22, 2013 | INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, ICE, LONDON

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) . Registration forms will be available early January 2013.

Transboundary water management across borders and interfaces: present and future challenges | Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Aveiro, Portugal | The deadline to send the abstracts is October 21.

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

 2013 Wasser Berlin International Trade Fair and Congress for Water and Wastewater | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013 | Berlin, Germany

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