H2OSU: March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014
(Winter Term, week 10)



Monday Morning Meeting
Mark Novak, Department of Zoology, OSU "What stabilizes population dynamics in nature? A new framework for quantifying the in situ strength and nonlinearity of species interactions"
10:00 am - 11:00 am  |  Nash Hal

Tuesday, March 11, Hydrophiles Happy Hour  |  5:00pm - 7:00pm  |  Bombs Away Cafe (Monroe Ave)

Wednesday, March 12, Water Resources Engineering Winter Hydrology Seminar Series: Dr. Kendra Sharp "Humanitarian Engineering at OSU: Tying Together Water Resources Science/Engineering and Development of Practical Predictive Tools "  |  12:00pm - 12:50pm  |  Owen Hall 101

Thursday, March 13, Kara DiFrancesco PhD Dissertation Defense "Development and application of climate risk assessment methods for flood management systems - a study of flexibility, adaptive capacity, and robustness" |  12:00pm - 1:00pm  |  Burt Hall 193

Thursday, March 13, Hydrophiles Brown Bag Talk |  12:00pm - 1:00pm  |  Wilkinson Hall 203



Monday, March 17, Monday Morning Meeting Teodora Minkova, Washington DNR Sheerer "Monitoring riparian and aquatic habitat in the Olympic Experimental State Forest – first results and research opportunities"  |  10:00 - 11:00am  |  Nash 32



  • Water Resources Graduate Program Class Listings

A detailed spread sheet of WRGP classes has been created and released online! Please visit http://oregonstate.edu/gradwater/osu-water-courses to search the database. Classes are listed for science, engineering, and policy & management. There is also a master list of water classes across campus.

  • WEST Water & Environment Student Talks Abstracts Due

The open call for abstracts for Water & Environment Student Talks (WEST 2014), to be held at UBC from June 8-10, has been extended through March 14. Papers are being solicited in the subject areas of drinking water, wastewater, storm water, water policy, and environmental science. For more information, please visit: http://www.west-conference.ca.

  • PhD Candidate Thomas Mosier Admitted to Third International Summer School in Glaciology

Thomas Mosier, Ph.D. candidate in WRE / MIME (dual major) was one of 12 US students admitted to the Third International Summer School in Glaciology, to be held in August 2014 in McCarthy Alaska. Organized by the University of Alaska, the School brings together top PhD students studying glaciers and glacial processes and exposes them to top international faculty in the field. Bears are a possibility and crampons are a requirement. Thomas is supervised by Dr. David Hill, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Dr. Kendra Sharp, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Congrats, Thomas!

  • 2014 Field EcoHydrology and Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

A team of people will be presenting a series of short-courses this  summer on practical and theoretical aspects of fiber optics for environmental sensing and field methods in Ecohydrology.  The class will be held at a field site (tents) on the Middle Fork of the John Day River in Central Oregon. For more information, please visit: http://bee.oregonstate.edu/2014-field-ecohydrology-and-distributed-fiber-optic-sensing

  • USGS 5-Day Course: Geomorphic Analysis of Fluvial Systems in Portland, OR

The emphasis of this 5-day course is on understanding the basic concepts and fundamentals of fluvial geomorphology. Topics range from watershed processes and fluvial landforms to flow and sediment movement in channels. Also, included are discussions on stream equilibrium, channel stability, riparian vegetation process and functions, channel evolution, and geomorphic assessment and monitoring. For more information and registration, please visit: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/doilearn/viewCourse.php?course_code=USGS-OED-QW1169



Grant N, Saito L, Weltz M, Walker M, Daly C, Stewart K, Morris C (06/2013) Instrumenting Wildlife Water Developments to Collect Hydrometeorological Data in Remote Western U.S. Catchments Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology   OSU author: Daly

Bahador M, Evans TM, Gabr MA (09/2013) Modeling Effect of Geocomposite Drainage Layers on Moisture Distribution and Plastic Deformation of Road Sections Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering   OSU author: Evans


Environmental Technologies Request for Proposals (Pre-proposals due 04/01/2014)

Foundation: National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs (05/01/2014)

USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture (LOI: 04/17/2014)

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (8/1/2014)

Agency: Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) Program (Deadlines vary based on solicitation)

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



Foundation: 2014 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge (03/17/2014)

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

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

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (10/14/2014)



Reclaimed Water Project Manager Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division (Seattle, WA) (3/12/2014)

Lecturer Position in Environmental Sciences SAGES Program, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) (3/15/2014)

Industrial Waste Compliance Investigator I Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division (Seattle, WA) (3/17/2014)

Watershed Inspector City of Tacoma (Ravensdale, WA) (3/21/2014)

Environmental Management Specialist I Port of Seattle (Seattle, WA) (3/21/2014)

Restoration Ecologist Cowlitz Indian Tribe (Longview, WA) (3/24/2014)

Student Field and Laboratory Assistant Colorado School of Mines Laboratory (Golden, CO) (4/3/2014)

Water Management Internship Eugene Water & Electric Board (Eugene, OR) (4/4/2014)

Surface Water Inspector City of Marysville (Marysville, WA) (open until filled)

Project Assistant/Technical Editor Anchor QEA (Seattle, WA)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Freshwater Health Conservation International (Arlington, VA)

(All New!)



21st Annual Children's Clean Water Festival | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | University of Portland (Portland, OR)

River Restoration Northwest Guest Speaker Bill Bradbury  |  Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 5:30pm | Lucky Lab Beer Hall (Portland, OR)

WEST Water & Environment Student Talks | Sunday, June 8 - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (Abstracts due Friday, March 14, 2014) | University of British Columbia (BC, Canada) 

85th Annual Conference of the Northwest Scientific Association | Wednesday, March 26 - Saturday, March 29, 2014 | University of Montana (Missoula, MT)

5th Annual Meeting of Oregon Geomorphologists | Friday, April 11 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Camp Collins (Sandy, OR)

American Waterworks Association Pacific Northwest Section (PNWS-AWWA) Conference | Wednesday, May 7 - Friday, May 9, 2014 | Eugene, OR

Water Research Symposium | Monday, May 12, 2014 | Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

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

2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting | Sunday, May 18 - Friday, May 23, 2014 | Oregon Convention Center (Portland, OR) (Abstracts due: 02/07/2014)

Fifth Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference  | Tuesday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Specialist Conference on River Basins and Watershed Management  |  Tuesday, September 9 - Friday, September 12, 2014 | JW Marriott SF Union Square (San Francisco, CA)

The Columbia River Basin: Learning from our Past to Shape our Future | Tuesday, October 21 - Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Spokane, WA

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



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 Water Microbiology Conference | Monday, May 5 - Friday, May 9, 2014 | The Water Institute at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)

Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners Short Course | Monday, May 19, 2014 - Friday, May 23, 2014 | University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (Note: Todd Jarvis attended this short course. Please contact him if you have questions.)

The Seventh International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology | Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13, 2014 | Crowne Plaza, Houston, TX

UCOWR/NIWR/CUAHSI 2014 Annual Conference: Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change | Wednesday, June 18 - Friday, June 20, 2014 | Tufts University (Medford, MA)

The International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS) 2014 | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014 | Rhodes University, Grahamstown (South Africa)