H2OSU: March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014
(Spring Term, Week One)



Wednesday, April 2, WRGP Spring Seminar Series: Bob McKane "A coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical model for assessing watershed responses to climate and land use"  |  4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Kelley Engineering 1001

Thursday, April 3,  | CEOAS - G&G Seminar - Steve Hinkle "National perspectives on nitrogen dynamics in shallow groundwater" 4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Gilfillan Auditorium 001



  • PhD Candidate Jennifer Veilleux Quoted in the Star

"Jennifer Veilleux, a PhD candidate at Oregon State University who has done extensive field work on the impacts of the Blue Nile dam, notes that Egyptian fretting about the dam’s impact on agriculture tends to focus on poor farmers." To read the full article online, visit: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/03/15/egypt_ethiopia_at_loggerheads_over_nile_river.html



  • Water Resources PhD Candidate Selected for 2014 CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship

Jordan Beamer, Ph.D. candidate in the Water Resources Graduate Program, was one of six students selected for the prestigious 2014 CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship. This fellowship provides funding for students to travel to another location in order to pursue collaborative work related to their thesis project. Jordan's PhD work focuses on quantifying coastal freshwater discharge into the Gulf of Alaska, and Prince William Sound in particular. He will be traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska, in order to collaborate with Dr. Anthony Arendt of the Geophysical Institute on the topic of glacial meltwater contributions to coastal runoff. Jordan is supervised by Dr. David Hill from the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Congrats, Jordan!

  • WRE PhD Candidate Selected by Oil Spill Recovery Institute for 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship

Thomas Mosier, PhD candidate (dual major in WRE and MIME) was selected as one of two recipients of the 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship, administered by the Oil Spill Recovery Institute. Thomas' work focuses on the prediction of streamflow in data-poor regions, and the fellowship provides $25,000 per year for two years. Thomas' work will advance OSRI's interests in Alaska by providing streamflow boundary conditions for oceanographic simulations of nearshore currents and surface spill trajectories. Thomas is jointly supervised by David Hill of Civil and Construction Engineering and Kendra Sharp of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Congrats, Thomas!

  • New Issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment Focuses on Water Rights

The most recent edition of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment focuses on water rights. It highlights key concerns and developments surrounding contemporary water rights and examines the social side of water from feminist reflections to legal reform.

  • New Video on Pico-Hydro from WRE Student Jon Sanfilippo and Dr. Stephen Lancaster

Dr. Stephen Lanscaster and MS Candidate Jon Sanfilippo have created a Pico-Hydro Generator for their Porter Creek Project. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rkqo06V9Ck&feature=youtu.be to view the video and read the 'About' section to learn more!



Rahbari Sisakht S, Majnounian B, Mohseni Saravi M, Abdi E, Surfleet C (2014) Impact of rainfall intensity and cutslope material on sediment concentration from forest roads in northern Iran iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry   OSU author: Surfleet

Burgard DA, Banta-Green C, Field JA (02/2014) Working Upstream: How Far Can You Go with Sewage-Based Drug Epidemiology? Environmental Science & Technology   OSU author: Field

Rupp DE, Abatzoglou JT, Hegewisch KC, Mote PW (10/2013) Evaluation of CMIP5 20th century climate simulations for the Pacific Northwest USA Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres   OSU authors: Rupp and Mote

Ashfaq M, Ghosh S, Kao S-C, Bowling LC, Mote P, Touma D, Rauscher SA, Diffenbaugh NS (10/2013) Near-term acceleration of hydroclimatic change in the western U.S. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres   OSU author: Mote

Woodruff DR (01/2014) The impacts of water stress on phloem transport in Douglas-fir trees Tree Physiology.   OSU authors: all

Niemeyer KE, Sung C-J (02/2014) Recent progress and challenges in exploiting graphics processors in computational fluid dynamics The Journal of Supercomputing   OSU author: Niemeyer

Bruder S, Babbar-Sebens M, Tedesco L, Soyeux E (03/2014) Use of fuzzy logic models for prediction of taste and odor compounds in algal bloom-affected inland water bodies Environmental Monitoring and Assessment   OSU author: Babbar-Sebens

Datry T, Larned ST, Fritz KM, Bogan MT, Wood PJ, Meyer EI, Santos AN (01/2013) Broad-scale patterns of invertebrate richness and community composition in temporary rivers: effects of flow intermittence Ecography   OSU author: Bogan


Rowe JC, Garcia T (02/2014) Impacts of Wetland Restoration Efforts on an Amphibian Assemblage in a Multi-invader Community Wetlands   OSU authors: all



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...)



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)



Interim Program Manager, Amazon Creek Initiative Long Tom Watershed Council (Eugene, OR) (4/1/2014)

Hydrologist Department of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service (Portland, OR) (4/3/2014)

Assistant Professor in Infrastructure Planning for Urban Resource Management (Tenure Track) Univeristy of South Florida (Tampa, FL) (4/4/2014)

Assistant Professor in Integrated Systems Analysis and Sustainability (Tenure Track) Univeristy of South Florida (Tampa, FL) (4/4/2014)

Research Assistant Professor Univeristy of South Florida (Tampa, FL) (4/4/2014)

Environmental Restoration Planner Klamath Tribes Administration (Chiloquin, OR) (4/11/2014)

Stream Ecologist (Tenure Track) Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (4/14/2014)

Stormwater Management/Low Impact Development (LID) Extension Specialist Washington State University Extension (Puyallup, WA) (4/21/2014)

Professorship in Remote Sensing in Earth Surface (Tenure Track) Universite de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) (5/10/2014)

PhD Position in Watershed Hydrology Michigan Technoloical University (Houghton, MI)

(All New!)



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

Hydrophiles Hydro-Careers Panel Discussion and Reception  |  Thursday, April 3, 2014  |  6:00-8:30pm  |  Journey Room at the Memorial Union (OSU)

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)

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

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.)



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)