H2OSU: January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
(Winter Term, Week 2)

 

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, January 14, How can I pay for Graduate School? | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Memorial Union 206

COMMUNITY WATER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
  • *Date Change* Water on Tap 
An event where students and community members can connect over H20 topics in a relaxed, informal environment. This month, come support graduate students presenting the results from a student-directed aquatic chemistry project in the Willamette Valley. Grab a snack with choice from brownies and fresh brews to sandwiches and soups. Meet other locals engaged in water issues. This month, Water on Tap will take place on Monday, January 26 from 7-8 PM at Old World Deli. Please come a few minutes early so that we can get the show going at 7 pm. If you have questions, please contact Brett Boisjolie at  boisjolb@onid.oregonstate.edu.
  • Two Day Shortcourse on Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions
Stevens Water Monitoring Systems is conducting a two day Shortcourse regarding Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions. The course will take place on February 19-20 at the World Trade Center Building in Portland, Oregon. Anyone who holds a direct or indirect stake in the management and assessment of water resources is invited to apply. For more information, please visist http://www.stevenswater.com/catalog/Two-Day-Shortcourse-Class-Ticket-P506.aspx.
  • International Development Design Summits for Summer 2015
If you an undergraduate interested in international humanitarian issues, International Development Design Summits (IDDS) is currently accepting applications. Summits will take place in Botswana and India in Summer of 2015, and offer the opportunity to work with a small team to design practical solutions to various development challenges. For more information, please visit http://iddsummit.org/news or contact Prof. Kendra Sharp at kendra.sharp@oregonstate.edu . Applications are due January 20th. 
  • Non-Profit Internship for OSU Students
Grassroots organizing internships are currently available with OSPRIG and Environment Oregon. Those who are selected will work on a public interest issue, develop a campaign, mobilize the key constituencies, stakeholders and the general public. Current issues currently being addressed include a series of bills that would increase the availability and usage of solar panels throughout Oregon, and a bill banning the non-therapeutic use of life-saving drugs on factory farms. If you interested in applying for either campaign, please visit http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/apply-intern-environment-america.
  • Summer 2015 Land Stewardship Internships
The Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, WI is accepting applications for two undergraduate summer interns. Internships would revolve around environmental knowledge and stewardship, specifically as it relates to the the plant and animal communitites in southwest Wisconsin. For more information, please visit: http://www.cof.orst.edu/internal_web_items/summer_intern_announcement_2015.pdf. Applications are due January 15th.

 

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Safeeq M, Mauger GS, Grant GE, Arismendi I, Hamlet AF, Lee S-Y (12/2014) Comparing Large-Scale Hydrological Model Predictions with Observed Streamflow in the Pacific Northwest: Effects of Climate and Groundwater Journal of Hydrometeorology OSU Author(s): Safeeq, Grant and Arismendi

Silins U, Bladon KD, Kelly EN, Esch E, Spence JR, Stone M, Emelko MB, Boon S, Wagner MJ, Williams CHS et al. (12/2014) Five-year legacy of wildfire and salvage logging impacts on nutrient runoff and aquatic plant, invertebrate, and fish productivity Ecohydrology OSU author: Bladon

Greathouse EA, Compton JE, Van Sickle J (12/2014) Linking Landscape Characteristics and High Stream Nitrogen in the Oregon Coast Range: Red Alder Complicates Use of Nutrient Criteria Journal of the American Water Resources Association OSU author: Greathouse

Bain DJ, Copeland EM, Divers MT, Hecht M, Hopkins KG, Hynicka J, Koryak M, Kostalos M, Brown L, Elliott EM et al. (12/2014) Characterizing a Major Urban Stream Restoration Project: Nine Mile Run (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) Journal of the American Water Resources Association OSU author: Hynicka

DiFrancesco KN, Tullos DD (12/2014) Flexibility in Water Resources Management: Review of Concepts and Development of Assessment Measures for Flood Management Systems Journal of the American Water Resources Association OSU authors: all

McDonald CP, Lottig NR, Stoddard JL, Herlihy AT, Lehmann S, Paulsen SG, Peck DV, Pollard AI, Stevenson JR (2014)  Comment on Bachmann et al. (2013): A non-representative sample cannot describe the extent of cultural eutrophication of natural lakes in the United States Limnology and Oceanography. OSU author: Herlihy

Fleming SW, Dahlke HE (10/2014) Parabolic northern-hemisphere river flow teleconnections to El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Arctic Oscillation Environmental Research Letters OSU author: Fleming

Levy J, Nolin A, Fountain A, Head J (10/2014) Hyperspectral measurements of wet, dry and saline soils from the McMurdo Dry Valleys: soil moisture properties from remote sensing Antarctic Science OSU author: Nolin

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

EPA: Water Quality Benefits (01/14/2015)

USEPA: Science to Achieve Results (STAR): Water Quality Benefits (01/14/2015)

Fish and Wildlife Habitat in Managed Forests Research Program (01/22/2015)

NFWF: Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program (02/03/2015)

Mazamas Research Grants (02/05/2015

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

Institute for Working Forest Landscapes Grant Program (LOI: 02/02/2015) (05/15/2015)

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

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES     

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program (01/20/2015)

Mazamas Research Grants (01/30/2015)

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

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)

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Natural Resource Specialist 1 | Oregon Department of Forestry | Salem, Oregon | 02/02/2015

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

River Restoration Northwest Symposium | Skamania Lodge | Stevenson, WA | Tuesday, February 3 - Thursday, February 5, 2015

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

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

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

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