H2OSU: January 6, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014
(Winter Term, week 1)

Happy New Year and best wishes to all on a new term!

UPCOMING WATER EVENTS

Wednesday, January 8, 5:00-6:30pm | Hydrophiles Happy Hour  | Bombs Away Cafe on Monroe

WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UW Professor Speaking in Portland on Ecovillages

Dr. Karen Litfin*, UW professor of global environmental politics, will be in Portland next week speaking about her new book, Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community, which is literally hot off the press. The book tells the story of her growing disenchantment with top-down solutions to the mounting meg-crisis and her ensuing journey to ecovillages around the world. 

  • Thursday, 1/9, 7-9 pm at Ecotrust  ~721 NW 9th Ave, Portland OR 97222 Public slide presentation
  • Friday 1/10, 12-1:30 pm at Portland State University ~ Lunch seminarRoom 123, Market Center Building (NE corner of campus, 4th & Market (1600 SW Fourth)
  • Friday 1/10, 7:30 pm at Kailash Ecovillage  ~ 4311 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97202. Public talk with potluck dinner at 6:00 
All these talks will be free and the book will be available for $25 at all events. You can learn more about the book at its companion website http://ecovillagebook.org/
  • Earth Harmony Habitat Planning Meeting

The next planning meeting for Earth Harmony Habitats, is January 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30, at the Pond house in Milwaukie.  The focus this month is an overview of Earth Harmony Habitats, and planning for next steps in the development of this micro-ecovillage.
 
WHEN:      January 16th, 2014
WHERE:    Milwaukie Library Pond Meeting Room, 2215 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie, OR 97222
TIME:        6:30 pm -8:30 pm
AGENDA:  EARTH HARMONY HABITATS Eco-village development, next steps.
RSVP: david@earthharmonyhabitats.org

  • Jim Lichatowich speaks about new book: "Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist's Search for Salmon Recovery"

Jim Lichatowich, a noted biologist and author, will discuss the fate of Pacific salmon during a presentation on his new book, “Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery,” which was just published by the OSU Press. Joining Lichatowich will be Carmel Finley, an OSU scientist and historian, and author of “All the Fish in the Sea,” which was published in 2012 by the University of Chicago Press.

In his OSU Press book, Lichatowich points out many misconceptions about salmon that have hampered management and limited recovery programs. These programs will continue to fail, he argues, as long as resource managers look at salmon as “products” and ignore their essential relationship with the environment. Finley and Lichatowich will discuss the status of salmon recovery, address its problems and outline the potential for revitalization. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to the scientists, purchase books and have them signed. 

Dr. Lichatowich will speak in the Valley Library rotunda on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:00pm. This is a free public event.

  • New White Paper "Monitoring Restoration in South Sister Creek"

OSU PhD student Greer Harewood has recently prepared a final report on research funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the effects of in-stream restoration on stream temperatures in South Sister Creek, located in Eastern Oregon. The project was prompted by interest in restoration projects and a comparison of pre and post-treatment sites. The full report can be found at the IWW website under 'White Papers.'

  • Dr. Stan Gregory's WW2100 Webinar Posted Online

For those of you who could not participate, wish to view it again or share with others, Dr. Stan Gregory's recent seminar on "Potential Responses of Native and Non-native Fish Communities to Thermal Changes in the Willamette River" can now be viewed onlined at: http://water.oregonstate.edu/ww2100/webinars

 

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Berkelhammer M, Hu J, Bailey A, Noone DC, Still CJ, Barnard H, Gochis D, Hsiao GS, Rahn T, Turnipseed A (09/2013)The nocturnal water cycle in an open-canopy forest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres OSU author: Still
Richmond MC, Perkins WA, Scheibe TD, Lambert A, Wood BD(12/2013) Flow and axial dispersion in a sinusoidal-walled tube: Effects of inertial and unsteady flowsAdvances in Water Resources OSU authors: Lambert and Wood
Ochsner TE, Cosh MH, Cuenca RH, Dorigo WA, Draper CS, Hagimoto Y, Kerr YH, Njoku EG, Small EE, Zreda M(2013) State of the Art in Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring Soil Science Society of America Journal OSU authors: Cuenca and Hagimoto
Cole E, Newton M(11/2013) Influence of streamside buffers on stream temperature response following clear-cut harvesting in western OregonCanadian Journal of Forest Research OSU authors: all
Higgins CW, Pardyjak E, Froidevaux M, Simeonov V, Parlange MB (12/2013) Measured and Estimated Water Vapor Advection in the Atmospheric Surface Layer Journal of Hydrometeorology OSU author: Higgins

Berkelhammer M, Hu J, Bailey A, Noone DC, Still CJ, Barnard H, Gochis D, Hsiao GS, Rahn T, Turnipseed A (09/2013)The nocturnal water cycle in an open-canopy forest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres OSU author: Still

Richmond MC, Perkins WA, Scheibe TD, Lambert A, Wood BD(12/2013) Flow and axial dispersion in a sinusoidal-walled tube: Effects of inertial and unsteady flowsAdvances in Water Resources OSU authors: Lambert and Wood

Ochsner TE, Cosh MH, Cuenca RH, Dorigo WA, Draper CS, Hagimoto Y, Kerr YH, Njoku EG, Small EE, Zreda M(2013) State of the Art in Large-Scale Soil Moisture Monitoring Soil Science Society of America Journal OSU authors: Cuenca and Hagimoto

Cole E, Newton M(11/2013) Influence of streamside buffers on stream temperature response following clear-cut harvesting in western OregonCanadian Journal of Forest Research OSU authors: all

Higgins CW, Pardyjak E, Froidevaux M, Simeonov V, Parlange MB (12/2013) Measured and Estimated Water Vapor Advection in the Atmospheric Surface Layer Journal of Hydrometeorology OSU author: Higgins

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Oregon State: General Reserach Fund (GRF) (proposal deadline: February 3, 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...)

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES     

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

State of Oregon: 2014-2015 Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship 02/07/2014 (LOI: 01/10/2014)

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research 02/13/2014

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

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

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Public Works Supervisor III - Resource Monitoring Snohomish County Human Resources (Everett, WA) (deadline: January 7, 2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Groundwater Modelling and Tracers CSIRO (Adelaide, South Australia) (deadline: February 19, 2014 @ 5:00pm PST)

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES 

Net Positive Water + Energy Conference | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 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)

3rd Annual Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology | Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 | Portland, OR

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment | Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Friday, January 10, 2014 | Quito, Ecuador   

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