H2OSU: January 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
(Winter Term, week 3)



Wednesday, January 22, 12:00-12:50pm | Water Resources Winter 2014 Seminar Series, Guest Speak Dr. Stephen Lancaster: "Simulation of river bluffs and slip-off slopes with a discrete particle-based model" | Owen Hall 101

Wednesday, January 22, 5:30-7:00pm | Hydrophiles Happy Hour | Bombs Away Cafe (Monroe Ave.)

Thursday, January 23, 12:00 - 1:00pm | Hydrophiles Brown Bag Talk | Wilkinson 203

Friday, January 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm | CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Charlie Luce, USFS/Rocky Mountain Research Station “Water, Forests, Fish and Climate Change in the Mountains of the Pacific Northwest” | Kelley Engineering Center 1001

Sunday, January 26, 5:00-8:00pm | Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association Fundraising Dinner | First Congressional United Church of Christ 4515 SW West Hills Rd. (Hydrophiles is helping organize this event, if you would like more information, please contact Laura Hempel: hempell@geo.oregonstate.edu)



Thursday, January 30, 6:30-8:30pm | Hydrophiles Annual Chili Cook-Off (if interested, contact Joe Kemper for more information: joseph.kemper12@gmail.com) | Waterworld (605 NW 7th St.)



A special seminar on water and agriculture, and a second annual event focusing on Oregon State University Beavers past and present highlight the education and outreach efforts of this year’s Northwest Ag Show.

Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Dan Arp, dean of agricultural sciences at OSU, will present a seminar on “Water Use and the Research, Collaboration and Policy Making Behind Its Regulation” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Rooms D202 and D203 of the Portland Expo Center.


  • Mini-Mediation Skills Workshop, Thursday, January 23, 11:30 - 1:00pm | Wilkinson 203

OSU Mediators Beyond Borders (OSU-MBB) will present a mini-skill building workshop featuring a presentation by Aaron Wolf on listening skills to improve your professional and personal communications. Other mediation skills will also be introduced to provide an introduction to OSU-MBB and our past and future activities. FREE LUNCH will be provided – please RSVP to difranck@onid.orst.edu for an accurate head count.


  • Special CUAHSI Cyberseminar: "Watershed Modeling to Assess  the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to  Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds" by Dr. Thomas Johnson

Members of the Water, Sustainability, and Climate (WSC) community Roy Haggerty, Tom Meixner, and Patrick Belmont will host a cyberseminar where Dr. Johnson will discuss the release of the final report released by the EPA this fall. From the release: “There is growing concern about the potential effects of climate change on water resources. To develop this report, watershed modeling was conducted in 20 large U.S. watersheds to characterize the sensitivity of streamflow, nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus), and sediment loading to a range of plausible mid-21st century climate change and urban development scenarios. The report also provides an improved understanding of methodological challenges associated with integrating existing tools (e.g., climate models, downscaling approaches, and watershed models) and data sets to address these scientific questions. To view the study and related links, visit: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/global/recordisplay.cfm?deid=256912.”

Join the seminar (Thursday, January 23rd, 2 -3 PM ET) at: http://cuahsi.adobeconnect.com/cyberseminar/


Smettem KRJ, Waring RH, Callow JN, Wilson M, Mu Q (08/2013)Satellite-derived estimates of forest leaf area index in southwest Western Australia are not tightly coupled to interannual variations in rainfall: implications for groundwater decline in a drying climate Global Change Biology OSU author: Waring

Cuenca R, Ciotti S, Hagimoto Y (8/2013)Application of Landsat to Evaluate Effects of Irrigation Forbearance Remote Sensing OSU authors: Cuenca and Hagimoto 

Piemonti AD, Babbar-Sebens M, Jane Luzar E(10/2013) Optimizing conservation practices in watersheds: Do community preferences matter? Water Resources Research OSU authors: Piemonti and Babbar-Sebens

Stewart RD, Rupp DE, Najm MAR, Selker JS(10/2013) Modeling effect of initial soil moisture on sorptivity and infiltration Water Resources Research OSU authors: Stewart, Rupp, and Selker

Barry DA, Sander GC, Jomaa S, Yeghiazarian L, Steenhuis TS, Selker JS(10/2013) Solute and sediment transport at laboratory and field scale: Contributions of J.-Y. Parlange Water Resources Research OSU author: Selker

Bogaart PW, Rupp DE, Selker JS, van der Velde Y.  2013.  Late-time drainage from a sloping Boussinesq aquifer. Water Resources Research. 49(11):7498-7507. OSU authors: Rupp and Selker

Steenhuis TS, Baver CE, Hasanpour B, Stoof CR, DiCarlo DA, Selker JS.  2013.  Pore scale consideration in unstable gravity driven finger flow. Water Resources Research. 49(11):7815-7819. OSU author: Selker

Pangle LA, Klaus J, Berman ESF, Gupta M, McDonnell JJ.  2013.  A new multisource and high-frequency approach to measuring δ 2 H and δ 18 O in hydrological field studies. Water Resources Research. 49(11):7797-7803. OSU authors: Pangle



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

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



State of Oregon: Water Quality & Educational Outreach Intern 01/31/2014

OSU: Library Undergraduate Research Award 01/31/2014

First Flow Look West (LOI: 02/01/2014) (deadline: 03/03/2014)

2013-2014 National Capital Area Leadership Award 02/10/2014

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)

Hydropower Research Awards 2014, Hydro Research Foundation (03/05/2014)

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Undergraduate Scholarship 03/31/2014

Foundation: 2014 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship 4/1/2014



PhD Position Measuring and Modeling Wetland Water Budgets, Center for Watershed Studies, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) (Contact Dr. Tess Wynn Thompson if interested at tthompson@vt.edu).

Office Manager, Corvallis Environmental Center (Corvallis, OR)

Natural Resource Specialist 1 (GIS Analyst), DEQ-Environmental Quality-Water Quality (Portland, OR) (01/23/2014)

Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow, University of Southampton, Earth Surface Dynamics (Southampton, UK) (01/31/2014)

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (Alternative Compliance Policy Analyst), DEQ-Environmental Quality-Western Region (multiple locations, OR) (02/02/2014)

Flow Restoration Director, Freshwater Trust (Portland, OR) (02/07/2014)

Summer Undergraduate Researcher, Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University (03/01/2014)

Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Programme, UNESCO-IHE (2014 applications accepted 03/01/2014 - 04/30/2014)

(All New!)



Conservation on Willamette Valley Agricultural Lands: A Panel Presentation | Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | Corvallis Public Library (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)

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.)



The International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS) 2014 | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014 | Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa) (Abstracts are due January 31, 2014)

HydroVision Russia | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Moscow, Russia

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 Park Break: Saguaro National Park | Monday, March 10, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014 | Tucson, Arizona

2014 Park Break: Keweenaw National Historical Park | Monday, April 7, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014 | Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

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.)