H2OSU: March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013
(Winter Term, Week 10)



 Wednesday, March 13,  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Winter Water Resources Seminar - Dr. Jeff Hatten The Role of Wildfire in the Export of Particulate and Pyrogenic Organic Carbon from Small Mountainous Rivers Along the US West Coast  | Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000

 Friday, March 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM |  Spring 2013 CUAHSI Cyberseminar Series Angelo Coast Range Reserve Sensor Database: An open source variant of ODM* | Online


  • Course Offerings: SPRING 2013 - GPH 665:

Geophysical Field Techniques Geophysical imaging of the Shallow Subsurface: a Consumer’s Guide

Instructors Anne Trehu and Gary Egbert of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Studies will be leading this spring course and all interested students are encouraged to enroll. This is a fantastic course for those interested in subsurface water resources and contaminant transport. The course provides an overview of the basic principles, applications, and pitfalls of various geophysical methods for imaging subsurface structure on the scale of meters to 100s of meters.  In this introductory three-credit course, emphasis is on discussing what Earth properties are being measured, how precisely they can be measured, and how these properties vary in nature.

  • SOIL 499/599; Sustainable Decentralized Waste Management: A one credit workshop in decentralized (onsite) waste management and treatment.

The Workshop is one hour in length, meeting at 4 pm Thursdays in ALS 4001 during spring term. Students will form a 4 member company and will be expected to perform business as a professional entity. The company will be given a limited amount of virtual dollars to spend during the term to site and install a virtual decentralized waste treatment system. The installed system must be an approved State of Oregon system. The system will be sited and installed on OSU property. The property will be accessible both physically and virtually; however no excavation will be allowed other than basic hand auguring techniques.

  • Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: the Next 50 Years

The 2013 Water Resources Spring Seminar Series will take place on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM in ALS 4000 and will last from April 3rd to June 5th.  Weekly presenters consisting of experts from a diverse array of public agencies, private sector, and academia will be featured.  The Seminar Series is being sponsored by the Water Resources Graduate Program and the Institute for Water and Watersheds. Refreshments will be provided.  The seminars are free and open to the public.

Enroll for graduate credit:

Seminar WRS 507 (CRN 55648)

Journal Club WRS 505 (CRN 55646)

Wednesdays, 12-12:50



  • Water Remains Number One Concern for Local Farmers in the Klamath Basin (Klamath Falls Herald and News)

Always a big topic in the Klamath Basin, water is the No. 1 thing on farmers’ minds this year.  Glenda Stilwell, president of the Klamath County Cattlemen’s Association, said water is a concern for ranchers, too. The uncertainty extends to the political side of water, where Stilwell is waiting to see what happens with water adjudication and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Though figures for agriculture’s economic impact on Klamath County from 2012 have not yet been released, Willie Riggs, Oregon State University economist and director of the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, is optimistic they will be similar to 2011, which had $283,733 in total commodity sales.  But Riggs cautioned just because sales might be up, that doesn’t mean farmers and ranchers are making a bigger profit. Input prices are also on the rise.



Dickson JL, Head JW, Levy JS, Marchant DR (1/2013) Don Juan Pond, Antarctica: Near-surface CaCl2-brine feeding Earth's most saline lake and implications for Mars Scientific Reports   OSU author: Levy

Lanni C, McDonnell J, Hopp L, Ringon R (02/2013) Simulated effect of soil depth and bedrock topography on near-surface hydrologic response and slope stability Earth Surface Processes and Landforms   OSU authors: McDonnell and Hopp

Ligeiro R, Hughes RM, Kaufmann PR, Macedo DR, Firmiano KR, Ferreira WR, Oliveira D, Melo AS, Callisto M (2/2013) Defining quantitative stream disturbance gradients and the additive role of habitat variation to explain macroinvertebrate taxa richness Ecological Indicators   OSU author: Hughes


NSF: Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering 2013 (BRIGE) 04/29/2013

USDA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program 05/22/2013

NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 06/14/2013

 NSF: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) 06/15/2013

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

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

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



State of Oregon: OSU Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) 2013 GTA Fellows 04/01/2013

USDOD: Call for ESTCP Proposals 03/14/2013

Affiliated Research Fellowships: Making Scarce Water Work for All 04/01/2013

Graduate Student (MS) Opportunity in Fluvial Geomorphology 04/01/2013

Foundation: NSF: Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Ideas Challenge 04/30/2013

State of Oregon: Graduate Student Travel Award 05/01/2013   

NSF: NSF Hydrologic Sciences Program 06/03/2013


Living Waterways Officer, Durham Wildlife Trust (Sunderland, United Kingdom) (Deadline: March 12, 2013)

FT Adjunct Instructor Position, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, Illinois) (Deadline: March 15, 2013) 

Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) (Dakar, Senegal) (Deadline: March 18, 2013)

Post-Doctoral Fellows (3 positions available: 1.) Ecosystems services of wetlands 2.) Environmental flows 3.) Sustainable irrigation development), UNESCO-IHE (the Netherlands) and the Egerton University (Njoro, Kenya) (Deadline: March 25, 2013)

Summer Internship, Washington River Protection Solutions (Hanford, WA) (Open until filled)

GIS Specialist, Stone Environmental (Montpelier, VT) (Open until filled)

Field Geologist / Hydrogeologist, Stone Environmental (Montpelier, VT) (Open until filled)

Short-term Field Assistant (forest ecology/geology/soils research project) (Corvallis, OR) (Open until filled) Contact Julie Pett-Ridge Julie.Pett-Ridge@oregonstate.edu

Assistant Professor Position, OSU Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (Corvallis, OR) (Deadline: March 30, 2013)

(All New!)



20th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | University of Portland | The 20th Annual Children’s Clean Water Festival, a one-day festival where over 1400 4th and 5th graders from the northern Willamette Valley come to learn about water science, water management, water resources, and the biological and ecological importance of water. QUESTIONS: See http://www.cleanwaterfestival.org/ or contact Patty Morgan, pmorgan@europa.com (503)223-8633

Climate Change Science for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western United States | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Thursday, March 28, 2013 | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Student Union

2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 4, 2013 - Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Portland, OR at the Red Lion Hotel

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



 2013 American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Conference: Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality II | Monday, March 25, 2013 - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | St. Louis, MO

Climate Change Science for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western United States | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Thursday, March 28, 2013 | University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Student Union

2013 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Biological Treatment Symposium | Thursday, March 28, 2013 - Friday, March 29, 2013 | Denver, CO

The Sustainable Water Management Conference | Sunday, April 7, 2013 - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee

2013 National Ground Water Association Summit | Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Thursday, May 2, 2013 | San Antonio, TX

Short Course: Fundamental and Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology and Hydrological Simulation | Monday, May 13, 2013 - Friday, May 17, 2013 | The University of Caligari in Cagliari, Italy | Application Deadline is April 12, 2013

CREAR-ED-ENG: Two-week short course in the Amazon region | Sunday, June 23, 2013 - Friday, July 5, 2013 | Iquitos, Peru | Deadline for registration: March 15, 2013 (information at http://www.crearamazonia.org/education/crear-ed-eng)

International Specialty Conference: AWRA and Beijing Hydraulic Engineering Society: 'Water for Mega-Cities: Challenges and Solutions | Monday, September 16, 2013 - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Beijing, China Yulong International Hotel | Abstract submission deadline: March 11, 2013

12th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on Groundwater-Soil-Systems and Water Resource Management (AquaConSoil 2012) | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Friday, April 19, 2013 | Barcelona, Spain

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

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