H2OSU - January 10, 2011

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Monday, January 10, 2011
(Winter Term, Week 2)

OSU Water Events This Week


Tuesday, January 11, noon, ASL 3096 - Geomorphology Brownbag - Paper for this week: Dietrich & Dunne, 1978. Sediment budget for a small catchment in mountainous terrain, Zeitschift fur Geomorphologie Suppl. Bd. 29:191-206

Wednesday, January 12, 2-3 pm, Richardson 313 - Plant Science Seminar Series: Exploring the limits of plant water transport | Kate McCulloh, Department of Wood Science and Engineering

Wednesday, January 12, 4-5 pm, ALS 4000 - Transport of Uranium in Groundwater at Hanford | Speaker: Dr. Roy Haggerty, Hollis M. Dole Professor in Environmental Geology | View the series schedule.

Saturday, January 15 - Stream Bank Stabilization with Hydrophiles and the Mary's River Watershed Council | Meet at 8:30 in the Wilkinson Hall lobby, Jan. 15th, leave for the site at 9 am. We'll be carpooling to the site, so we need a few cars. Organizers will provide snacks and lunch. Come prepared to work outside: gloves, boots, rain pants. Contact Terry Frueh (mailto:fruehw@science.oregonstate.edu) if you plan to come so he has an accurate count for food and carpooling.


OSU Water Events Next Week

Wednesday, January 19, 4-5 pm, ALS 4000 - Fate and Transport of Engineered Nanoparticles | Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Nason, Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering


Water Community Announcements

2011 UCOWR /NIWR abstract submission deadline is today!
The Call for Papers, the Abstract Submission Website, and information about registration and hotel costs can be found at www.ucowr.org.  FMI: UCOWR Headquarters at (618) 536-7571.

Dr. Aaron Wolf presenting "Conflict Resolution in Water Resources: Global Perspective and Local Success Stories" at the Callapooia Watershed Council's Open House.  Dr. Wolf will be guest speaking at the Feburary 9th, Callapooia Watershed Council Open House. Stop by the Open House between 7 and 9 to learn about the CWC and hear Dr. Wolf's presentation.

Oregon Water Conference 2011 call for abstracts! 
The Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association and the Oregon Chapter of th e American Institute of Hydrology is convening the conference, entitled, "Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty" in Corvallis on May 24th.  Submit your abstract by January 31st. 

Subject-Based Deadline list for Funding Opportunities
The OSU Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance has posted a new Subject-Based Deadline list. Access the new listing of funding deadlines here.

Qobiljon Shokirov a Fulbright student from Tajikistan poses with Mariya Pak and Bakhodir Kuziyev at the Global Food Security Seminar in Lincoln Nebraska

Kudos & Accomplishments

 Mariya Pak, Fulbright Scholar and Water Resource Policy and Management graduate student, featured in Embassy News!

Read about her participation in the first Global Food Security Seminar here!


 OSU Water in the News

Tapping Spirituality to Help Resolve Global Water Conflicts(Knowledge @ Wharton 12/27/2010)"Aaron Wolf is both a professor of geography at Oregon State University and a trained mediator in conflict resolution -- two professions he has melded together when working on the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as numerous disputes in central and southeast Asia and Africa. ...he teaches mediation while his Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation weaves rational and spiritual philosophies into teaching about water resources management."


Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

Assouline, S, Narkis K, Tyler SW, Lunati I, Parlange MB, Selker JS.  2010.  On the Diurnal Soil Water Content Dynamics during Evaporation using Dielectric Methods. Vadose Zone Journal. 9(3) Abstract
OSU Author: Selker

Ochiai, N, Dragila M I, Parke JL.  2010.  Three-Dimensional Tracking of Colloids at the Pore Scale Using Epifluorescence Microscopy. Vadose Zone Journal. 9(3) Abstract. OSU Authors: Ochiai, Dragila, Parke

Sabo, JL, Sinha T, Bowling LC, Schoups GHW, Wallender WW, Campana ME, Cherkauer KA, Fuller PL, Graf WL, Hopmans JW et al..  2010.  Reclaiming freshwater sustainability in the Cadillac Desert. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107(50) Abstract. OSU Author: Campana

Sifneos, JC, Herlihy AT, Jacobs AD, Kentula ME.  2010.  Calibration of the Delaware Rapid Assessment Protocol to a Comprehensive Measure of Wetland Condition. Wetlands. 30(6) Abstract. OSU Authors: Sifneos, Herlihy


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

NSF: Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) 01/24/2011

NGO: Mazamas Research Grant Funding 01/28/2011

NSF: Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities 02/09/2011

New! NOAA: West Coast regional call for proposals: social science research (LOI: 02/22/2011) 03/15/2011


New! NSF: Catalyzing New International Collaborations 03/01/2011

NSF: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) - Environmental Sustainability 03/03/2011


NSF: Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology 03/03/2011


NSF: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) - Fluid Dynamics 03/03/2011  

  NSF: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems: Biosensing 03/03/2011


USDA: NIFA Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities 03/04/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

Grant A. Harris Research Instruments Fellowship 1/14/2011

Abel Wolman Fellowship – American Water Works Association 1/14/2011

Thomas R. Camp Scholarship – American Water Works Association 1/15/2011

Collaborative Research Center TR32 (Aachen, Bonn, Cologne and the Research Centre Jülich) - PhD research assistantships and postdocs (Various closing dates)

Mazamas Research Grant Funding 01/28/2011

NRC: Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards 2/1/2011

PhD openings in Climate Change, Freshwater Ecology, Colorado State University 1/31/2011

 PhD Studentships at the University of Birmingham, UK 01/31/2011

 Foundation: SMART: 11 PhD fellowships for interdisciplinary research in River Science 01/31/2011

New! OSU Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards 01/31/2011

 NPS: George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program 02/04/2011

New! Interdisciplinary PhD Fellowships, University of Florida Water Institute 02/11/2011

 NSF: Undergraduate Research at the Passaic River Institute of Montclaire State University 03/20/2011


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Water Master, Big Wood Canal Company (Shoshone, Idaho) (closing 1/12/2011)

Faculty Position - Tenure-track Physical Geographer, University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada) (closing 1/14/2011)

Hydrologic Technician Positions, USGS (Portland & Central Point, Oregon) (closing 1/18/2011)

Director, California Water Resources Institute (Oakland, CA) (closing 1/26/2011)

Resource Conservation and Devleopment Coordinator, USDA NRCS (Tangent, OR) 2/4/2011

Hydrology Research Assistant, Natural Capital Project (Stanford, CA) (closing 2/7/2011)

Water Modeler Staff Engineer, CH2M Hill (Corvallis, OR) (open until filled)


Other Related Campus Events

January 20, 1 - 4 p.m. - Non-Profit and Volunteer Expo, hosted by Career Services and The OSU Community Service Center | MU Ballroom


Regional Events and Conferences

February 1-3 - 10th Annual Stream Restoration Symosium | River Restoration Northwest | Stevenson, WA | Registration Now Open

March 21-24 - SIAM Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences | Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, CA

April 3-7, 2011 - The 2011 US-IALE Annual Symposium: Sustainability in Dynamic Landscapes | Portland Downtown Hilton, Portland, OR

May 17-18 - Exempt Wells: Problems and Approaches in the Northwest | Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Wall, WA

May 24-25, 2011 - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Corvallis, OR | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology | Abstracts due 1/31/11.


National and International Events and Conferences

July 12-14 - UCOWR/NIWR Conference Planning for Tomorrow’s Water: Snowpack, Aquifers, and Reservoirs | Speakers: Steve Soloman, author of “Water, the Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization”; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Conner; Tom Iseman, Director of Water Policy for the Western Governors’ Association; Robert Pietrowsky, Director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources | Call for Papers deadline: 1/20/2011 | Boulder, Colorado

September 6 - 8 - 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM) | Deadline for abstract submission: 1/31/2011 | Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


Other Items of Interest

WaterWideWeb.org: Call for Contributors
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