H2OSU - June 11, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 11)


H2OSU will take a hiatus for summer break and resume publication in the fall. During the break, the OSU hydro email lists (hydro_faculty and hydro_students) will shift to an unmoderated format.  For more details about these lists, visit http://water.oregonstate.edu/email-lists.


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, June 12, 2:30-3 pm, Richardson Hall 313, Trickle-down ecohydrology: Complexity of rainfall interception and net precipitation under forest canopies - Scott Allen defends his MS in WRE

Wednesday, June 13, 7-9 pm, Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW 2nd St Corvallis, Finding the River – An Environmental History of the Elwha - Reading and signing with the author, Jeff Crane

Friday, June 15, 1-3 pm, Ocean Administration Building Wecoma Room, WRGP Commencement Reception


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, July 9, 12-2 pm, Strand Agriculture Hall 106, Water Apartheid? The politics, practices and prospects of water provision in Mumbai, India - Innovations in International Water Series—Sponsored by IWW - Lecture will follow free lunch

Wednesday, July 11, 12-2 pm, Strand Agriculture Hall 106, The Role of Science and Economics in Murray Darling Basin Environmental Water Reforms - Innovations in International Water Series—Sponsored by IWW - Lecture will follow free lunch

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • Interested in Stormwater Management and Modeling (CE 540 Special Topics)?

CE 540 will be offered in the fall of even years, beginning 2012. The course will present state-of-the-art practices of urban drainage systems design, stormwater management, and modeling of stormwater and combined sewer systems. Topics of this course include urban hydrology and hydraulics, modeling of combined sewer overflows (CSOs), stormwater quality and receiving-water impacts, design of drainage systems, best management practices (BMPs), and computer modeling techniques. The EPA Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) and the Illinois Transient Model (ITM) will be used in this course.   If interested contact Dr. Arturo Leon.


  • Save the Date! Celebrate The New Water Year on September 28, 2012 at Brew Station.

IWW and Hydrophiles are partnering to celebrate the start of the 2013 Water Year and to kick off a great year of water-related events and collaboration at OSU. Faculty, staff, students, alums, community members, and anyone else interested in water at OSU is invited to join us for this event on Friday afternoon, September 28th at Brew Station. Free food and drinks will be provided! More info to come as the event gets closer.


  • Message from Jeff McDonnell

Dear Hydrophiles,

It’s with mixed emotions that I say “goodbye” to OSU. I’m off to the University of SaskJeff McDonnellatchewan to take up a new appointment in the Global Institute for Water Security. I’ve enjoyed the past 12 ½ years at OSU immensely. Working with Hydrophiles and the Institute for Water and Watersheds has been the highlight. What we have here in water at OSU is second to none. I hope to take many of things I’ve learned at OSU to help build the water program in Saskatoon. I’ll continue an adjunct appointment in FERM for the foreseeable future and will seek, over the coming years, many new opportunities for Can-Am linkages through our respective programs (where I hope to continue to work with many of you).

Bye, for now! – Jeff McDonnell


OSU Water in the News

  • IWW sponsored student film about the Three Waters Program, including the first greywater project in Corvallis.

WRGP student and IWW employee, Perry Morrow has produced a video, Water_Sustainability, which explores a number Co-op signof Three Waters Program demonstration projects located at the first Alternative Natural Foods Co-op that are reducing municipal water use, and stormwater and wastewater discharge . The demonstration projects outlined in the video include high efficiency appliances, rainwater harvesting, and grey-water.  Three OSU engineering students (Dennis Peterson, Brittany Park and Jon Isaacs) highlighted in this video created the first official grey-water system in Corvallis!


  • 2012 Water Resources Graduate Program Awards Winners Announced!

Kim Ogren (WRPM) won the Williamson Water Prize, which in addition to a certificate and the honor of being the award recipient provides the recipient with a $500 scholarship.

Julie Elkins Watson (WRPM) and Harmony Paulsen Burright (WRPM) both won the Faculty Excellence Award, which in addition to a certificate and the honor of being the award recipient provides the recipient with a $500 scholarship.

Rachel Lovellford (WRS) and Cally Whitman (WRS and WRPM) both won the Alumni Award, which in addition to a certificate and the honor of being the award recipient provides the recipient with a $250 scholarship.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Mueller-Warrant, GW, Griffith SM, Whittaker GW, Banowetz GM, Pfender WF, Garcia TS, Giannico GR (05/2012) Impact of land use patterns and agricultural practices on water quality in the Calapooia River Basin of western Oregon Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Abstract OSU authors: all

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

Foundation: Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program - Wells Fargo will award $100 million to nonprofits and universities by 2020, but individual applications can be submitted at any time.  

 Foundation: Request for Pre-Proposal: Unsolicited Research 2012 07/12/2012 

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

NSF: EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) 07/02/2012


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Environmental Analyst, McLane Environmental, LLC (Princeton, NJ) (open until filled)

Environmental Research Associate, McLane Environmental, LLC (Princeton, NJ) (open until filled)

Mid- to Senior-Level Hydrologist/Geomorphologist/Civil Engineer, ESA PWA (Sacramento, CA) (open until filled)

Junior Hydrologist/Civil Engineer/Coastal Scientist, ESA PWA (San Francisco, CA) (open until filled)

PhD Assistantship, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO) (open until filled)

Geologist/Hydrogeologist I, Brown and Caldwell (Nashville, TN) (open until filled)

Assistant Professor in Integrated Hydrologic Science, University of California (Davis, CA) (open until 9/1/12)

Associate Professor in Global Environmental Studies, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) (Kyoto, Japan) (open until 7/17/12)

PhD position ‐ Geometry, genesis and dynamic of the Yucatan karstic system, University of Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) (Open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences

26th GRA Symposium on Groundwater Contaminants - Salt and Nitrate in Groundwater: Finding Solutions for a Widespread Problem | Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Fresno, CA  

14th Annual Oregon Wetlands & Aquatic Resources | Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012 | Portland, Oregon  

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting: Preparing for our Environmental Future | Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Santa Clara, CA  

AWRA’s 2012 Summer Specialty Conference-Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Resources II: Research, Engineering, and Community Action | Monday, June 25, 2012 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Denver, CO

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

63rd International Commission on Irrigation and Draining (ICID) Annual Meeting and 2012 Irrigation Australia Conference - Resilience: Bouncing Forward | Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012 | Adelaide, Australia 

18th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment | Saturday, June 30, 2012 - Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland, Maine, USA 

2nd International Conference on Hydropedology | Sunday, July 22, 2012 - Friday, July 27, 2012 | Leipzig, Germany  

CREAR (Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest) - Tropical Rivers 2012 | Thursday, August 9, 2012 - Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Iquitos, Peru  

Assessing pathogen fate, transport and risk in natural & engineered water treatment | Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Banff, Alberta, Canada

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