H2OSU: March 9, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015
(Winter Term, Week 10)

*H2OSU won't be published during the week of spring break (March 23 - March 27). The next issue will come out on week 1 of spring term. During the break, please send time-sensitive  posts to hydro_both@lists.oregonstate.edu and a moderator will release them to the lists.


Tuesday, March 10, Mary's River Watershed Council Pub Night | 3:30-5:00 | MU LaRaza Room 208

Wednesday, March 4, WRGP Winter Seminar: Dr. Arturo Leon - Development of Computer Models for the Optimal Control of Multi-Reservoir Systems Under Uncertainty: Application to the Columbia River System | 4:00-5:00 | Peavy Hall 242



Monday, March 16, Monday Morning Meeting - Field Guide to Oregon Rivers |  10:00 am - 11:00am | Nash Hall 32



  • OPB Think Out Loud: What is the Value of Nature?
A recent OPB radio talk show episode highlights the debate about the intrinsic value of nature versus the value of nature for humans. The segment features Dr. Michael Nelson, an OSU professor of philosophy and environmental ethics and Cathy Macdonald, the Oregon director of conservation programs for the Nature Conservancy. The entire show can be found here.



  • Decagon Devices Demo at OSU
If you are interested in irrigation management innovations, Lauren Crawford from Decagon Devices will be visiting Corvallis for a demonstration of some of the company's new technologies. The event will take place on March 18th at 2:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Charles Hillyer at hillyer@engr.orst.edu.
  • Intermediate HECRAS Class
The USGS is holding a five day course on River Analysis System Unsteady Flow and Advanced Topics for Hydraulic Modeling from March 23 to March 27, 2015. The course will be held at Portland State University. More information can be found here, or by contacting Glenn Hess atgwhess@usgs.gov.
  • Abstracts for American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting Due 
The American Fisheries Society annual meeting will be held in Portland in August. Abstracts for posters and oral presentations are due on Friday, March 13th. To submit an abstract, or for more information, please visit http://2015.fisheries.org/call-for-papers/.



Fernald A, Guldan S, Boykin K, Cibils A, Gonzales M, Hurd B, Lopez S, Ochoa C, Ortiz M, Rivera J et al. (2015) Linked hydrologic and social systems that support resilience of traditional irrigation communities Hydrology and Earth System Sciences OSU author: Ochoa

Benítez-Buelga J, Sayde C, Rodríguez-Sinobas L, Selker JS (2014) Heated Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing: A Dual-Probe Heat-Pulse Approach Vadose Zone Journal OSU authors: Sayde and Selker

Stewart RD, Abou Najm MR, Rupp DE, Lane JW, Uribe HC, Arumí JL, Selker JS (2015) Hillslope run-off thresholds with shrink-swell clay soils Hydrological Processes OSU authors: Stewart, Rupp, and Selker

Stewart RD, Liu Z, Rupp DE, Higgins CW, Selker JS (2015) A new instrument to measure plot-scale runoff Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems OSU Authors: Stewart, Rupp, Higgins and Selker



L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program (03/20/2015)

Bonneville Power Administration Technology Innovation Funding Opportunity (Abstract: 03/27/2015) (05/01/2015)

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



University of Wyoming - National Parks Service Grants (03/20/2015)

UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship (04/03/2015)

Oregon Lakes Association Scholarship (05/01/2015)

Pathways to Science Undergraduate Scholarships and REU's/Internships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Pathways to Science Graduate Scholarships and REU's/Internships (Dates vary, see link for details)

Oregon BEST Funding Opportunities (Dates vary, see link for details)



Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering | Virginia Tech University | Blacksburg, Virginia | 03/13/2015



Hydrologist (Water Quality) | United States Geological Survey | Tacoma, Washington | 03/16/2015

Hydrologist (Groundwater) | United States Geological Survey | Tacoma, Washington | 03/16/2015

Field Technician | Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District | Fossil, Oregon | 03/23/2015

Research Fellow in Catchment Hydrology | Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas and the Northern Rivers Institute | La Serena, Chile | 03/31/2015

Restoration Program Manager | Friends of the Cheat | Preston County, West Virginia | 04/03/2015

Project Manager - Stormwater Specialist | SoundEarth Strategies | Seattle, Washington | Open until filled

Fisheries Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist | McBain Associates | Arcata, California | Open until filled

Director of Science | Wild Salmon Center | Portland, Oregon | Open until filled

(All New!)



Metolius Water Quality Conference | Camp Sherman Community Hall | Camp Sherman, Oregon | Thursday, March 12, 2015

OGWA Spring Technical Seminar | Holiday Inn Portland South | Portland, OR | Friday March 13 - Saturday March 14, 2015. 

Sustainable Water Management Conference | Portland Marriot Downtown Waterfront | Portland, OR | Sunday, March 15 - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Hotel Murano | Tacoma, WA | Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 Northwest Environmental Health Conference | Portland, OR | Friday, April 17, 2015

Lake Roosevelt Forum | Davenport Hotel | Spokane, WA | Tuesday, April 21 - Wednesday April 22, 2015

2015 Hydrophiles Water Research Symposium | CH2M Hill Alumni Center | Corvallis, OR | Sunday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Flow 2015: Third International Council for Instream Flows | Red Lion Jantzen Beach | Portland, OR | Tuesday, April 28 - Thursday April 30, 2015

Managing Stormwater in Oregon Conference | Sheraton Portland Airport | Portland, OR | Thursday, May 21, 2015

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



Cleantech Forum San Francisco | Monday, March 16 - Wednesday March 18, 2015 | Palace Hotel | San Francisco, CA

2015 Student Water Conference | Thursday, March 26 - Friday, March 27, 2015 | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK 

Water Scarcity in the West Conference | Monday, April 6 - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | UC Davis Conference Center | Davis, CA

Water 2.0 Conference | Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | Washington, DC

XVth IWRA World Water Congress | Monday, May 25 - Friday, May 29, 2015 | Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) | Edinburgh, Scotland

Water is not for Gambling: Utilizing Science to Reduce Uncertainty | Tuesday, June 16 - Thursday June 18, 2014 | Green Valley Ranch Resort | Las Vegas, NV

NGWA Upper Great Plains Groundwater Conference | Tuesday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Little America Hotel & Resort | Cheyenne, Wyoming