H2OSU: June 10, 2013

**H2OSU will take a hiatus for summer break and resume publication in the fall. This is the last H2OSU until classes resume in September.

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Monday, June 10, 2013
(Spring Term, Week 11)



  • Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association’s (CSCA) Annual Meeting

Hello Water Community,

Please attend the CSCA Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm!  The meeting will be held at The Arts Center, 700 SW. Madison Ave. in Corvallis.  At the meeting, participants will:

  • HELP US elect the new officers for the Board of Directors representing both sister cities, Gondar, Ethiopia and Uzhorrod, Ukraine.
  • HEAR ABOUT the many current and new projects underway in Corvallis’ two sister cities
  • LEARN AND PARTICIPATE in a number of break-out discussions (e.g. accessibility issues {for disabled, water, bathrooms};  education and schools; special projects {TOUCH; SHINES}

Please feel free to contact us by email at contact@sistercities.corvallis.or.us to learn more about this event.

Finger foods, drinks, and desserts will be served.  Mark Your Calendar for this fun evening!

  • Hydrophiles End of the Year Announcements and New 2013-2014 Officers

Hydrophiles would like to thank everyone for such a wonderful year and for coming out to celebrate at the 2013 End of the Year BBQ! We would like to congratulate the new officers for the upcoming year:

President: Caroline Nash

Vice President: Andrew Wentworth

Treasurer: Joe Kemper

Secretary: John Hammond

Webmaster: Matt Cooper

Additionally, we would like to congratulate everyone as Hydrophiles has been recognized as the AWRA Outstanding Student Chapter of 2013!

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this year so memorable! Have a great summer!

  • Australian River Restoration Issues Presentation

G'Day Water Community,

On Thursday June 20th at 6 PM at the Presbyterian Church at 114 SW 8th St, Meyer Memorial Trust will have the honor of hosting some visitors from Australia here in Oregon. They are from the Condamine Alliance, a natural resources conservation organization and winner of the 2013 Thiess Australian Riverprize (The Willamette River won the Thiess International Riverprize the same year). They are traveling to the Willamette basin for a learning tour and have offered to tell us about their river restoration work in the Murray-Darling Basin of Southern Queensland, Australia. We'll hear about river restoration issues, Aussie-style - including efforts to restore their unique native fishes, combat invasive carp and tilapia, and work with Aboriginal groups toward a vision to restore the river system’s health and increase native fish populations to 60% of pre-European settlement levels by 2050.

On behalf of Marys River Watershed Council, we hope you'll join us for what promises to be a lively and fascinating presentation!

  • 2013 HJA Day at the Andrews Forest

HJA Day is the annual field gathering at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. Activities will include field trips to sites in the Andrews Forest and presentations from researchers, student, and managers. Everyone is welcome to attend — from OSU, the Forest Service, other institutions and organizations, and the public. The event is on June 27th.  Transportation is provided from the OSU Campus.  Please register by June 21 through the Andrews website: http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/hjaday

  • Rachelle Valverde’s Thesis Defense

Rachelle Valverde will be defending her MS of Civil Engineering on June 18th at 2pm in room 205 of the Women's building. Her thesis title is "Roughness and Geometry Effects of Engineered Log Jams on 1-D Flow Characteristics." Open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.



  • IWW Faculty member Aaron Wolf named a 2013 recipient of Il Monito del Giardino (The Warning from the Garden) Award! (Albany Tribune)

Oregon State University and Institute for Water and Watersheds faculty member Aaron Wolf has won a major international prize for his mediation efforts in water conflicts.

Aaron Wolf, a geography professor in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, has been named a 2013 recipient of Il Monito del Giardino (The Warning from the Garden) Award by the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation of Florence, Italy.

The honor is given to persons who have distinguished themselves internationally in safeguarding the environment and raising awareness of ecological issues. The 2012 recipient was Jane Goodall.  Wolf will receive his award this week in Florence, Italy.



Surfleet CG, Skaugset AE (01/2013) The Effect of Timber Harvest on Summer Low Flows, Hinkle Creek, Oregon Western Journal of Applied Forestry   OSU authors: all

Patil VA, Liburdy JA (4/2013) Flow characterization using PIV measurements in a low aspect ratio randomly packed porous bed Experiments in Fluids   OSU authors: all

Peterson EE, Ver Hoef JM, Isaak DJ, Falke JA, Fortin M-J, Jordan CE, McNyset K, Monestiez P, Ruesch AS, Sengupta A et al. (05/2013) Modelling dendritic ecological networks in space: an integrated network perspective Ecology Letters   OSU authors: Falke, McNyset, and Som

Vaz PG, Merten EC, Warren DR, Robinson CT, Pinto P, Rego FC (5/2013) Which stream wood becomes functional following wildfires? Ecological Engineering   OSU author: Warren



2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences 10/10/2013

USEPA: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program 06/25/2013

USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund 07/26/2013

NGO: Fiscal Year 2013 Water Resources Competitive Grants Program 08/15/2013

USDOE: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute Solicitation (LOI: 07/11/2013) 08/29/2013

NSF:, USDA: Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) 09/10/2013

NSF: Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering (BBBE) 09/17/2013

NSF: Chemical and Biological Separations (CBS) 09/17/2013 

 NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 10/31/2013

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



NSF: NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) 07/18/2013

USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund 07/26/2013

MSc Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia 07/31/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Science, Technology, and Society 08/01/2013



Program Coordinator, Vancouver Watersheds Alliance (Vancouver, WA) (Deadline: June 18, 2013)

Office Coordinator, Vancouver Watersheds Alliance (Vancouver, WA) (Deadline: June 18, 2013)

Research Associate (Postdoc), OSU Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (Corvallis, OR) (Deadline: June 22, 2013)

Hydrographer, East Bay Municipal Utility District (Lodi, CA) (Deadline: June 28, 2013)

Climate Science Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) (Deadline: June 29, 2013)

Water Resources Team Leader, URS Corporation (Denver, CO) (Open until filled)

Project Manager of Water Energy and Retro-Commissioning (MPP1), Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) (Open until filled)

(All New!)



6th Annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence | Friday, August 2, 2013 - Sunday, August 4, 2013 | Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR

Oregon BEST Fest: The Northwest's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference | Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Portland, OR |  Individual | Pre-Conference Workshops (Wednesday, September 11): · Integrated Water Systems Agenda Development Forum (half-day) · SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop – SBIR/STTR Phase I Introduction (half-day) 

24th meeting of the International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC 2013) | Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Corvallis, OR |  Early Bird Registration Deadline:  June 30, 2013

AGU Chapman Conference on Water Management | Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Portland, OR | The conference organizers are seeking travel support for participation, including students and early-career professionals.  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



Water Diplomacy Workshop | Monday, June 24, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013 | Boston, MA

AWRA Summer Specialty Conference on Environmental Flows | Monday, June 24, 2013 - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | Hartford, CT

2013 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Healthy Forests = Health Water | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013 | Hartford, CT

Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, June 10, 2013 - Friday, June 14, 2013 | International Development UEA, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK | Todd Jarvis participated in this short course during Summer 2012, so if you have any questions, contact him at todd.jarvis@oregonstate.edu

SIAM Geosciences Conference | Monday, June 17, 2013 - Thursday, June 20, 2013 | University of Padova’s main building, Palazzo Bò, Via VIII Febbraio 8, Padova, Italy

20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE 2012) | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Saturday, June 29, 2013 | Toulouse, France

Annual International Forum on Water | Monday, July 15, 2013 - Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Athens, Greece

1st World Irrigation Forum and 64th meeting of the IEC (WatSav Awards) | Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Mardin, Turkey |  The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), New Delhi, India is inviting nominations for the ‘WatSave Awards 2013’ from individuals/ team of individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to water saving/conservation in agriculture through ICID National Committees/ Committee.