H2OSU - January 23, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012
(Winter Term, Week 3)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, January 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, Memorial Union La Raza (Room 208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Red Gold by Travis Rummel

Wednesday, January 25, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change, Heejun Chang -­‐ Department of Geography, Portland State University.

Wednesday, January 25, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 032, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Scott Heppell, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU: Nassau grouper spawning aggregations in the Cayman Islands.


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, January 30, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 404, Stream Team Monday Morning Meetings: Trends- Schmends, why drive the fish management machine using the rearview mirror?

Tuesday, January 31, 4-5 pm, Memorial Union La Raza Room (208), IWW 2012 Winter Water Film Series - Bull Run by Eric Cain

Wednesday, February 1, 4-5 pm, Nash Hall 032, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Seminar (FW 507/607) - Brian Sidlauskas, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU: Ichthyological explorations of the heavily mined Cuyun River in Guyana and other fish tales.

Wednesday, February 1, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Water Resources Engineering Seminar Series - Water Sustainability in an Era of Change, Anne Nolin – Geosciences, Oregon State University.

Thursday, February 2, 8 am–5 pm, Owen Hall 110, Basic GPS - This workshop introduces the basic concepts of GPS surveying and proper procedures as defined by various standards as they relate to both static and real-time surveys.

Friday, February 3, 8 am–5 pm, Owen Hall 110, Oregon Real-Time GPS Network


Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

The OSU Library offers workshops each term to help students become familiar with the various research tools available to them.  If you are interested in streamlining your research sign up for one of the Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty.

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance environmental education? Contact Tullia Upton (tulliaupton@gmail.com) to volunteer for a workshop. Participants of the workshop/seminar would be presenting to the high school students, local NGOs, the community, college students at Umpqua Community College and local government agencies. There will be a poster presentation and then a few talks facilitated by local NGOs and potentially students and researchers from OSU.


OSU Water in the News

IWW Interim Director Todd Jarvis was appointed to the Oregon State Board of Geologists Examiners (OSBGE) for a three year term by Governor Kitzhaber. He replaces WRGP-affiliated faculty member Dr. Steve Taylor of Western Oregon University who served multiple terms under Governor Kulongoski, including most recently as the Chair of OSBGE . Todd served in a similar capacity for the Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists in the late 1990s under former Governor Geringer.

Congratulations to Tullia Upton, a Natural Resources and Environmental Studies advised by Dr. Jack Istok for earning a Fulbright-RBC Eco-leaders Grant to start a water quality monitoring education program in Douglas County, OR. 


Recent OSU Water Publications

Zarnetske, JP, Haggerty R, Wondzell SM, Baker MA (2011) Labile dissolved organic carbon supply limits hyporheic denitrification Journal of Geophysical Research Abstract OSU authors: Zarnetske, Haggerty

Pflugmacher, D, Krankina ON, Cohen WB, Friedl MA, Sulla-Menashe D, Kennedy RE, Nelson P, Loboda TV, Kuemmerle T, Dyukarev E et al. (12/2011) Comparison and assessment of coarse resolution land cover maps for Northern Eurasia Remote Sensing of Environment Abstract OSU authors: Pflugmacher, Krankina, Kennedy, Nelson

Nachshon, U, Shahraeeni E, Or D, Dragila M, Weisbrod N (2011) Infrared thermography of evaporative fluxes and dynamics of salt deposition on heterogeneous porous surfaces Water Resources Research Abstract OSU authors: Dragila

Buck, JC, Scheesele EA, Relyea RA, Blaustein AR (01/2012) The effects of multiple stressors on wetland communities: pesticides, pathogens and competing amphibians Freshwater Biology Abstract OSU authors: Buck, Scheessele, Blaustein

Christie, MR, Marine ML, French RA, Blouin MS (01/2012) Genetic adaptation to captivity can occur in a single generation Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Abstract OSU authors: Christie, Marine, Blouin

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NSF: Research in Engineering Education 02/10/2012 

Foundation: Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC), 2013 ITRC proposals 02/10/2012 

State of Oregon: LL Stewart Faculty Development Fund 02/10/2012   

OSU General Research Fund 02/13/2012 

NSF: NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) 02/15/2012 

NSF: Marine Geology and Geophysics 02/15/2012 

NSF: Geomechanics & Geomaterials (GGS) 02/15/2012


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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Foundation: The Society of Woman Geographers Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research 02/01/2012 

Foundation: 2012-2013 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship 02/01/2012 

NSF: Science, Technology, and Society (STS) 02/01/2012 

Foundation: Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships for 2012‐13 02/06/2012 

Foundation: P.F. Yerex & Nellie Buck Yerex Graduate Fellowship 02/06/2012
Foundation: Bayley Graduate Fellowship 02/06/2012


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Postgraduate Internship Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water/Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Washington D.C.) (open until filled)

Assistant or Associate Professor (water, energy and the environment), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) (open until filled)

Environmental Engineer (water/wastewater treatment), Copper Environmental (Minden, NV) (open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences 


7th Annual The Future of Water Supply and Management in the Pacific Northwest | Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Portland, Oregon 

2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference | Sunday, March 18, 2012 - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Marriott Portland Waterfront Hotel, Portland, OR

2012 Montana Storm Water Conference Weathering the Storm – Strategies and Solutions for Managing Storm Water | Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell, Montana

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

AGU Chapman Conference on Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle | Sunday, February 19, 2012 - Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Kona, Hawaii, USA   

NGWA Washington Fly-in (Groundwater Industry Legislative Conference) | Monday, February 27, 2012 - Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Holiday Inn, Capitol 550 C Street SW, Washington, D.C.   

2012 Bacterial Source Tracking - State of the Science Conference | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | T Bar M Resort, New Braunfels, TX

NGWA Phytoremediation of Common Groundwater Contaminants | Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Thursday, March 1, 2012 | San Antonio, Texas

Governance and Management of Drinking Water: Issues and Challenges | Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

International Conference on Traditional Knowledge for Water Resources Management | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Yazd, Iran

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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