H2OSU - March 7, 2011


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Monday, March 7, 2011
(Winter Term, Week 10)


OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, March 8, 10 am, Graf 306 -  Planning and operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System | Speakers: Brian Kuepper & John Hyde, Bonneville Power Administration | Please contact Desiree Tullos if you would like to meet with the speakers.

Tuesday, March 8, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -   HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, March 9 - 4-5 pm - Importance of Technical Assistance to Communities Dealing With Contamination | Winter Water Resources Seminar Series | Speaker: Lisa Gaines, Interim Director, Institute of Natural Resources

Thursday, March 10, 10 am-noon, Peavy Hall 276 - MS Thesis Defense of Leslie Jones: Evaluation of Instream Flow Restoration Targets and Carrying Capacity of Oncorhynchus mykiss According to Temperature, Whychus Creek, Deschutes Basin, Oregon | Leslie is in the Water Resources Science program


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, March 15, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café -   HydroHour, a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome. 


Water Community Announcements

Spring Hydrology Seminar Series Schedule Now Available - The Spring Hydrology Seminar Series this year features a terrific line-up of speakers including Bob Hirsch, LeRoy Poff, Dennis Lettenmaier and many others.  Download and print the spring seminar series flyer with details of speakers and seminar dates.  The series meets Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, starting March 30.  Students can enroll for credit (WRS 507) and sign up for the journal club (WRS 505; Wednesday, 12-12:50 pm) for additional credit.  The series is sponsored by the Institute for Water and Watersheds, the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, the Water Resources Graduate Program, and Hydrologic Engineering, Inc.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Davis, JH, Griffith SM, Wigington PJ (2011)Surface Water and Groundwater Nitrogen Dynamics in a Well Drained Riparian Forest within a Poorly Drained Agricultural Landscape Journal of Environment Quality Abstract OSU authors: Wigington (courtesy), Griffith (courtesy)

Hoppe, BO, Harding, AK, Staab, J, Counter, M (2011) Private Well Testing in Oregon from Real Estate Transactions: An Innovative Approach toward a State-based Surveillance System Public Health Reports 126 (1) OSU authors: Hoppe, Harding


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (April 6 LOI Deadline for OSU Research Office) early May NSF dealine anticipated (LOI: 04/06/2011 to OSU research office to select OSU submissions)

Water ReUse Research Foundation: The Feasibility Study on Model Development to Estimate and Minimize the Greenhouse Gas Concentrations and Carbon Footprint of Water Reuse and Desalination Facilities 03/29/2011

Water ReUse Research Foundation: Challenge Projects on Low Energy Treatment Schemes for Water Reuse, Phase 1 04/05/2011

USEPA: Extreme Event Impacts on Air Quality and Water Quality with a Changing Global Climate 04/18/2011

New! NSF: 2011 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program including NSF 's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 07/25/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

Foundation: 2011 Black & Veatch - Building a World of Difference Scholarship 03/25/2011

Corvallis branch of the American Association of University Women Scholarships for women student older than 25 years 04/05/2011



Job Opportunities


Assistant Division Manager - Orca Straits, Department of Natural Resources (Sedro Woolley, Washington) (open until closed)

 Assistant Division Manager - Rivers District, Department of Natural Resources (Chehalis, Washington) (open until closed)

 Environmental Scientist III, Department of Natural Resources & Parks (Seattle, Washington) (closing 3/14/2011)

City of Tacoma Water Division - Summer Engineering Intern (3 positions) (Tacoma, Washington)

Tech Student - Sample Preparation Lab Assistant, Pacific Northwest National Lab (Richland, Washington)

USFS Hydrologist or Fisheries Biologist Trainee, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest (PERM-OCR-0482-579-FISHBIO-G or DP or PERM-OCR-1315-57911-HYDR-G or DP) (Fort Collins, Colorado) (closing 4/5/11)

Watershed Scientist, The Nature Conservancy Chesapeake Bay Basin (closing 3/11/2011)

Summer Field Staff (benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring), Department of Natural Resources, King County FMI: Deborah.Lester@kingcounty.gov


Other Related Campus Events

(none this week)


Regional Events and Conferences

Wednesday, March 9, 3:30-4:30 pm, PSU Cramer Hall, Room 150 - GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture: Isotope tracers in catchment hydrology: How far can we go? | Presented by USGS and Portland State University | Speaker: Jeff McDonnell, Oregon State University | Read about the Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture

March 11, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm – False Brome Workshop | Sponsors: Institute for Applied Ecology, Benton County, Greenbelt Land Trust and the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District | Corvallis Public Library Meeting Room | RSVP:  contact Debbie Johnson at 541 745 5261 by 3/4/2011

April 3-7 - The 2011 US-IALE Annual Symposium: Sustainability in Dynamic Landscapes | Portland Downtown Hilton, Portland, OR

New! April 8-10 - Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Region J Conference: Engineering Solutions to Disasters | LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis | Early registration deadline March 9.

April 19 & 20 - Protecting Natural Resources with Conservation Buffers Workshop | presented by the Oregon Soil and Water Conservation Society | Doubletree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR

April 26-28 - 2011 8th Annual Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Early registration is recommended for best selection on workshops and field trips.

April 29 & 30 - 2nd Annual Bretz Club Conference & Field Trip - Volcano Erosion in the New Millennium | H.J. Andrews Experimental Station, Blue River, Oregon

May 4-6 -  Pacific Northwest Section-American Water Works Association Conference | Abstract submission deadline: March 4 | Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho | Email Corianne Hart or call at 503.977.6678 with questions regarding the competition

May 6, 5-7 pm – Art Exhibition Opening Reception | Oregon's Botanical Landscape: Native Plants Painted in Their Home Environments in 8 Eco-regions of Oregon, an Opportunity to Imagine Oregon Before 1800 | Artist: M. Francis Stilwell | Moreland Gallery, Benton County Historical Society & Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath, OR

May 16-20 - Short Course: Model Calibration and Predictive Uncertainty Analysis using PEST | Instructor: Dr. John Doherty, Watermark Numerical Computing, author of PEST | Please email Kevin Brannan to get your spot reserved. Only 15 spots available. | Portland, OR

May 17-18 - Exempt Wells: Problems and Approaches in the Northwest | Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Wall, WA

May 24-25, 12-3 pm - Benton Soil and Water Conservation District Water Fair | Shawala Point at Mary's River and the Willamette, next to the Corvallis skate park on 2nd Street | Corvallis, OR | Spaces for exhibitors and volunteers.  Questions? Contact David Weiner via email at or by phone at (541) 223-3787

May 24-25 - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Corvallis, OR | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology | Abstracts due 1/31/11.

August 15-19 - Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration, Sagehen Creek Field Station.

November 2-4 -  Water in the Columbia Basin: Sharing a Limited Resource 2011 Conference | Abstracts due:  4/25/2011 | Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA


National and International Events and Conferences

March 21-23, 31st Annual American Geophysical Union: Hydrology Days | Sponsor: Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union | Cherokee Park Room, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

New! March 21-23, 31st Annual American Geophysical Union: Hydrology Days | Sponsor: Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union | Cherokee Park Room, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

March 21-24 - SIAM Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences | Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, CA

New! April 1, 3 pm ET - CUASI Cyberseminar: Climate Forecasts and Water Management - Opportunities and Challenges | Speaker: Sankar Arugum, Assistant Professor,Department of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University

April 18-20 - AWRA 2011 Spring Specialty Conference:  Managing Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: Adaptation Issues, Options, and Strategies | Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

April 25-26 - Academic Research Funding Strategy Session | Sponsor: North American Program Planning and Policy Academy (NAPPPA) | Seattle University, Seattle, WA

May 22-26 - NABS 2011 Annual Meeting: Responding to the Global Water Crisis - Rhode Island Convention Center - Providence, RI

May 22-26 - 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress:  Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Palm Springs Convention Center - Palm Springs, CA

June 5-8 - International Ground-Water Modeling Center (IGWMC) — MODFLOW and More 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling Conference | Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

New! June 13-17 - Water Diplomacy Workshop (WDW): Managing the Science, Policy, and Politics of Water Networks Through Negotiation |Tufts University, Boston, MA

June 20-24, 2011 - National Water Law Symposium and Workshop 2011: Managing Global Water Resources | Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science, University of Dundee, UK

June 22-24 - Hydrologic Information System Users Conference | Learn About The CUAHSI-HIS System - Utah State University, Logan, UT

June 27-29 - Integrated Water Resources Management: The Emperor's New Clothes or Indispensable Process? | American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference | Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT

New! July 9-15 - Gordon Research Conferences: 2011 Catchment Sciences: Sentinels of Global Change |Bates College, Lewiston, ME

July 12-14 - UCOWR/NIWR Conference Planning for Tomorrow’s Water: Snowpack, Aquifers, and Reservoirs | Speakers: Steve Solomon, author of “Water, the Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization”; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Conner; Tom Iseman, Director of Water Policy for the Western Governors’ Association; Robert Pietrowsky, Director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources | Boulder, Colorado

September 6 - 8 - 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM) | Deadline for abstract submission: 1/31/2011 | Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

October 22-29 - DISCCRS VI: Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium | La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, CO | Application Deadline: 3/07/2011 | Airfare and on-site expenses will be supported through grants from NSF and NASA

November 6-9 –  Women Evolving Biological Sciences Symposium 2011 | National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC | Applications due on April 15, 2011.

November 7-10 - 2011 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference | American Water Resources Association. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, NM.

November 30 - December 3, Second International Conference - Groundwater Resources Management: Adaptation Measures to Water Scarcity: Science and Policy Responses | Irvine, CA