H2OSU: February 9, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015
(Winter Term, Week 6)



Wednesday, February 4, WRGP Winter Seminar: Jack Herron - New Technologies in Water Resource Engineering | 4:00-5:00 | Peavy Hall 242

Friday, February 13, Thematic Group Seminar - Water and Environment | 2:00-3:00 | Women's Building 210



Monday, February 16, Monday Morning Meeting - For the Love of Rivers |  10:00 am - 11:00am | Nash Hall 32



  • CRS Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress
The Congressional Research Service has released its published report on Water Resource Issues in the 114th Congress. Featuring prominently are issues relating to both the Columbia and Klamath river basins, you can read the full report here: CRS-114th Congress Report.
  • Dr. Todd Jarvis Featured in Oregonian Article
Dr. Todd Jarvis, Interim Director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds was featured in an Oregonian article entitled "Gasoline is now almost as cheap as bottled water," which compares the drop in gas prices with bottled water price trends. To read the article, please visit: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2015/02/.




  • Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Stream Ecologist Interviews
The Stream Ecologist Search Committee has selected three candidates for interviews, which will include a research seminar, a teaching seminar, meetings, meals and social events. The candidates are Dr. Krista Capps, Dr. Catherine Febria and Dr. Ivan Arismendi. If you wish to attend one of the group meetings or one of the seminars, please contact Tiffany Sacra Garcia at tiffany.garcia@oregonstate.edu for more details and a full itinerary. 
  • Tattarillo Award: Appropriate Technology and South of the World International Thesis Award
The International Tattarillo Thesis Award is designed to promote research and interest in sustainability topics in the "South of the World." The award is addressed to students who have graduated from any degree level (Bachelor, Master, PhD), as long as their thesis relates to appropriate technological advancement. Theses must be submitted by February 28, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.isf-firenze.org/premio-tattarillo-tattarillo-award/il-premio-the-award-1/the-award-il-premio
  • Western Governors' Association Drought Forum Webinar
Registration is now open for the Western Governors' Drought Forum Webinar Series, which will begin on February 11 with "Once Marginal, Now Crucial: The Growing Demand for Re-used, Produced, and Brackish Water." If you are interested in registering to view the webinars, which will take place over the next few months, please visit http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render.
  • Water Action Montly Report
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Water Action Team has released its Monthly report for January. The report highlights upcoming events pertaining to water awareness and sustainability, and highlights ways to get involved. You can view the full report here.


Kim Ogren, Aaron Wolf's PhD Geography student, won the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award at the recent American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference! Well deserved! Kim is doing her PhD dissertation research on the Columbia River Treaty.


Javaheri A, Babbar-Sebens M (12/2014) On comparison of peak flow reductions, flood inundation maps, and velocity maps in evaluating effects of restored wetlands on channel flooding Ecological Engineering OSU authors: all

Whittaker G, Barnhart B, Färe R, Grosskopf S (02/2015) Application of index number theory to the construction of a water quality index: Aggregated nutrient loadings related to the areal extent of hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico Ecological Indicators OSU authors: Faere and Grosskopf



USGS: Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (02/19/2015)

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program (03/20/2015)

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



Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program (02/20/2015

Reds Wolman Graduate Student Research Awards (03/01/2015)

University of Wyoming - National Parks Service Grants (03/20/2015)

Oregon Lakes Association Scholarship (05/01/2015)

Pathways to Science Undergraduate Scholarships and REU's/Internships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Pathways to Science Graduate Scholarships and REU's/Internships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Oregon BEST Funding Opportunities (Dates vary, see link for details)



Student Engineer Program | Los Angeles Department of Water and Power | Los Angeles, California | 02/13/2015

TAHMO Student Technical Assistant | Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University | Corvallis, Oregon | 02/13/2015

REUs: H.J Andrews Experimental Forest | | Oregon State University | Blue River, Oregon | 02/15/2015

Water Engineering Internship | CH2M-Hill | Boise, Idaho | Open until filled


Natural Resource Specialist 4 | Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board | Statewide, Oregon | 02/15/2015

Junior to Mid-Level Hydrogeologist | Concern Worldwide Katanga Drilling Program | Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo | 02/18/2015

Post-Doc: Watershed Modeling | Kent State University Department of Geology | Kent, Ohio | Open until filled

(All New!)



Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Annual Meeting | Embassy Suites Downtown | Portland, OR | Tuesday, February 24 - Friday, February 27, 2015 

Oregon Academy of Sciences Conference | University of Portland | Portland, OR | Saturday, February 28, 2015

Public Interest in Environmental Law Conference: Changing Currents | Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon | Eugene, OR | Thursday, March 5 - Sunday March 8, 2015 

Metolius Water Quality Conference | Camp Sherman Community Hall | Camp Sherman, Oregon | Thursday, March 12, 2015

OGWA Spring Technical Seminar | Holiday Inn Portland South | Portland, OR | Friday March 13 - Saturday March 14, 2015. 

Sustainable Water Management Conference | Portland Marriot Downtown Waterfront | Portland, OR | Sunday, March 15 - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Hotel Murano | Tacoma, WA | Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 Northwest Environmental Health Conference | Portland, OR | Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Hydrophiles Water Research Symposium | CH2M Hill Alumni Center | Corvallis, OR | Sunday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Flow 2015: Third International Council for Instream Flows | Red Lion Jantzen Beach | Portland, OR | Tuesday, April 28 - Thursday April 30, 2015

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



2015 Student Water Conference | Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Friday, March 27, 2015 | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK 

XVth IWRA World Water Congress | Monday, May 25 - Friday, May 29, 2015 | Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) | Edinburgh, Scotland

Water is not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty | Tuesday, June 16 - Thursday June 18, 2014 | Green Valley Ranch Resort | Las Vegas, NV

NGWA Upper Great Plains Groundwater Conference | Tuesday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Little America Hotel & Resort | Cheyenne, Wyoming