H2OSU - January 3, 2011

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Monday, January 3, 2011
(Winter Term, Week 1)

OSU Water Events This Week

Wednesday, January 5, 4-5 pm, ALS 4000 - Subsurface Contamination with Chlorinated Solvents and In-situ Bioremediation | Speaker: Dr. Lewis Semprini, OSU Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering | First seminar for WRE 507: Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Surface and Ground Water | Seminars are open to all and students can enroll for credit. View the series schedule.


OSU Water Events Next Week

Monday, January 10, 9-10 am, Nash 10 - Fine-scale invertebrate community partitioning in an arid headwater stream suggests unique habitat requirements for predators | Kate Boersma, Department of Zoology | Monday Morning Stream Team

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 Marys River Watershed Council | Meet at 8:30 in the Wilkinson Hall lobby, Jan. 15th, leave for the site at 9 am. Organizers will provide snacks and lunch. Come prepared to work outside: gloves, boots, rain pants. Contact Terry Frueh (mailto:fruehw@science.oregonstate.edu) with questions.


Water Community Announcements

OSU Engineers without Borders Fundraiser on February 11

Join the OSU Engineers Without Borders chapter at their annual Water for the World Banquet. Proceeds from the banquet will help the EWB-OSU fund projects in Kenya and El Salvador that provide disadvantaged communities with access to clean water.

  • Where? Community Center at the corner of NW 12th Street and Jackson Avenue in Corvallis.
  • When? February 11th, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
  • Tickets are $50 for general admission, $25 for OSU students (be prepared to show your OSU ID at the door). All proceeds aid disadvantaged communities in Kenya and El Salvador.
  • If your group or company would like to purchase a 10 person table, they will provide you with a 10% discount.  Purchase tickets online or read more details.

Questions? Email banquet@ewb-osu.org.


Annals of the Association of American Geographers 2013 Special Issue: Geography of Water

The Annals of the Association of American Geographers invites abstracts of papers to be considered for a special issue on the Geography of Water. This will be the fifth of a series of annual special issues that highlight the work of geographers around a significant global theme. Papers are sought from a broad spectrum of scholars who address social, cultural, political, environmental, economic, theoretical, and methodological issues focused on the geography of water. These include original research in such areas as water and conflict, spatial disparities in access to water-related services, water and global environmental change, water and habitats, analysis and simulation of water systems, water and risk, policy and law applied to water environments, and other relevant areas. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by February 1, 2011 to rmaier@aag.org. Final papers will be due (via Manuscript Central) by October 1, 2011 for publication in 2013. Papers will have a target maximum length of 5,000 words, with a smaller limit if a large number of tables and/or figures are included. All submitted papers will be subject to full peer review.


Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

Flitcroft, R, Dedrick DC, Smith CL, Thieman CA, Bolte JP (2010) Trust: the Critical Element for Successful Watershed Management Ecology and Society. Abstract. OSU authors: Smith, Bolte

Jones, JA, Perkins RM (2010) Extreme flood sensitivity to snow and forest harvest, western Cascades, Oregon, United States Water Resources Research. Abstract. OSU authors: Jones

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

Foundation: The Future of Purple Pipes: Exploring the best use of non-potable recycled water in diversified urban water systems 01/12/2011

Foundation: Review of Nanomaterial Research and Relevance for Water Reuse 01/12/2011

NSF: Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) 01/13/2011

NSF: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Type 2 and 3 Projects 01/14/2011

NSF: Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) 01/15/2011

The United States - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund 01/15/2011

NSF: Political Sciences 01/15/2011

NSF: Sociology 01/15/2011

NSF: Cultural Anthropology 01/15/2011

NSF: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes Program (PASI) 01/15/2011

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences 01/15/2011

NSF: Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics 01/16/2011

USDA: NIFA International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program 01/19/2011

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

NGO: Mazamas Research Grant Funding 01/28/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

New! USDOD: Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) 01/07/2011

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)

Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC): Start program, Oregon State University 1/11/2011

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

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

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

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

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


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Assistant Professor of Social Aspects of Water, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario) (review begins 1/2/2011) (open until filled)

Faculty Position, Watershed Hydrology/Geomorphology - Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) (review begins 1/3/2011) (open until filled)

US EPA Postdoctoral Research: Energy and Urbanization Impacts on Water Quantity, Quality and Aquatic Communities (Arlington, VA) (closing 1/7/2011)

Monitoring Specialist, Crooked River Watershed Council (Prineville) (closing 1/13/2011)

Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology, University of Texas - Austin
(review begins 1/14/2011) (open until filled)

Assistant Professor of GIS, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (closing 1/15/2011)

Postdoctoral ACS Teaching Fellow in Sustainable Science - Furman University (Greenville, SC) (priority review date: 2/11/2011)

Hydrogeology Lab Postdoctoral Researchers and Graduate RA’s - Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) (review begins 1/10/2010) (open until filled)

Senior Network Officer, Global Water Partnership (Stockholm, Sweden) (closing 1/28/2011)

Assistant Professor of GIS, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) (closing 1/31/2011)

Waste Treatment Plant Facility Permit Writer, WA Dept of Ecology (Richland, WA)

Hydrogeologist 4, Department of Ecology (Bellevue WA)


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


Other Items of Interest

Pacific Institute Launches the Water and Climate Bibliography
The Bibliography is a comprehensive database of scientific literature pertaining to climate change and freshwater resources worldwide.  The current version contains more than 4,300 entries.  The goal is to provide a valuable resource for the academic community, policymakers, and individuals interested in the science and policy of climate change and water resources.  Access the Bibliography at:  http://biblio.pacinst.org/biblio/.