H2OSU: March 4, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013
(Winter Term, Week 9)



Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | 2012 Hydro-Careers Panel Discussion | Memorial Union | Food and drinks will be provided

Wednesday, March 6, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | 2012 IOCCG Ocean Color Course Videos
Inversion of inherent optical properties - inversion
| Weniger Hall 518A

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Winter Water Resources Seminar - Dr. Jeffrey Nason Novel approaches for examining the environmental fate and transport of engineered nanomaterials | Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dance your Dissertation | Corvallis Senior Center

Friday, March 8, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | 2012 IOCCG Ocean Color Course Video
Inversion of inherent optical properties - applications
| Weniger Hall 518A


  • You are invited to the 2013 Hydrophiles Hydro Careers Panel Discussion and Reception!

The 2013 Hydrophiles Hydro-Careers Panel Discussion and Reception are coming up this Tuesday at 6pm at the Journey Room in the MU. We have invited an exceptional group of water-resources professionals to visit campus and share their perspectives on how to make the most of your education and training, how they achieved their own career goals, and what makes an applicant competitive in today's job market. There will be consumables (baked brie, cookies, meatballs, and drinks) for all to enjoy! Special thanks to OSU Professional Science Master’s program for sponsoring the event!

The event is FREE and open to all! Spread the word!

Click here to learn more about our illustrious panelists.



  • Former OSU College of Forestry Dean Salwasser leads Garfield, Colorado guest ranch plans to expand research (WRAL)

Former Dean of the College of Forestry Hal Salwasser is serving as the interim director of the Cottonwoods/High Lonesome Institute located in Colorado. Among an extensive research agenda, a proposed feature of the larger facility will be the so-called Cottonwoods project, billed as an eco-friendly wastewater treatment operation where a state-of-the-art facility will return water to the groundwater table at a drinkable quality level.

Article link: http://www.wral.com/garfield-guest-ranch-plans-to-expand-research/12161100/

  • Hydrofracking, the Oregon Way! (Greentechmedia)

Through a DOE contract, Adam Schultz and Paul Vincent of the geophysics group in CEOAS at OSU are directly involved with an innovative research project on geothermal development at Newberry Crater near Bend, Oregon. Some recent breakthroughs in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) development have occurred at this site in the last few months.

"First, a carefully controlled, high pressure, cold water hydroshearing process late last year at the Newberry Geothermal Project in Bend, Oregon, cracked hot rock at 500 meters while producing only microseismic events. This suggested the EGS process, which was put on hold in 2010 because of concern that deep probing at California and Swiss projects was causing earthquakes, is manageable."

Early this year, AltaRock advanced control of the process further. It injected recycled plastic into fractured rock at the Newberry site, sealing off separated reservoirs, and continued fracking them individually." "EGS technology could cut geothermal costs and eliminate significant development risks, the report said, by allowing developers “to create multiple stimulated geothermal areas from a single well.” Here's hoping OSU can get involved with this important work given that Oregon Institute of Technology is one of the leading researchers on geothermal resources in the world.

Article link: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/enhanced-geothermal-systems-technology-advances



Hughes J, Krebs EJ, Roundy D (2013) A classical density-functional theory for describing water interfaces The Journal of Chemical Physics OSU authors: all

Naiman RJ, Alldredge JR, Beauchamp DA, Bisson PA, Congleton J, Henny CJ, Huntly N, Lamberson R, Levings C, Merrill EN et al. (12/2012) Developing a broader scientific foundation for river restoration: Columbia River food webs Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences OSU author: Pearcy


State of Oregon: Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Spring 2013 03/12/2013

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

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:, 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...)



NASA: One Stop Shopping Inititative (OSSI) NASA Internships 03/15/2013

NASA: 2013 NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) 03/15/2013 (LOI: 03/15/2013)

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


Hydrologist (Assistant Watershed Specialist), Branch of Natural Resources, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Warm Springs, OR) (Deadline: March 8, 2013)

Forest Hydrologist & Watershed Program Manager, USDA FOREST SERVICE, REGION 6 (Sandy, OR) (Application deadline: March 19, 2013)

Assistant Professor in Water Resource Policy, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) (Application deadline: March 20, 2013)

Assistant Professor in Human Ecology of Water, Department of Geography at Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) (Application deadline: March 20, 2013)

Assistant Professor in Watershed Modeling, Department of Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) (Application deadline: March 20, 2013)

Assistant Professor in Geospatial Analytics, NC State University Department of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) (Raleigh, NC) (Deadline: March 27, 2013)

Project Coordinator / Scientist Position, Center for Limnology at EPFL Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) (Open until filled; start of interviews April 1, 2013

Klamath Basin Project Coordinator (Conservation Practitioner), The Nature Conservancy (Wood River Valley, OR) (Open until Filled)

(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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