H2OSU - May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012
(Spring Term, Week 7) 


OSU Water Events This Week

Monday, May 14, 4-5 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations 

Monday, May 14, 5-6 pm, Valley Library Autzen Classroom, Library Workshop for Grad Students and Faculty - Advanced Zotero 

Tuesday, May 15, 2-3 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Seminar - David Rupp - Pacific Northwest climate in the 21st century: projections from the latest generation of global and regional climate modeling 

Tuesday, May 15, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson Hall 231, Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy - Dr. Brenda O. Bateman, Oregon Water Resources Department

Tuesday, May 15, 4-5 pm, Memorial Union 206, Mediating the Chronic Sources of Social, Economic, Political, and Environmental Conflicts - How Mediators Can Help Save the Planet - Conflict Resolution Speaker Series with Ken Cloke, the co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, May 21, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Richardson Hall 107 & 115, Forest Ecosystems and Society Graduate Student Symposium

Tuesday, May 22, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson Hall 231, Dr. John H. Matthews, Director, Freshwater Climate Change, Conservation International

Wednesday, May 23, 9-11 am, FSL 20A, Doing it All: Academic Success & Parenting Workshop - Dr. Rachel Connelly, Bowdoin College, Professor of Economics

Wednesday, May 23, 2-4 pm, FSL 20A, Know Yourself, Then Make It Work Workshop - Dr. Rachel Connelly, Bowdoin College, Professor of Economics

Wednesday, May 23, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, The Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) - Nick Van de Giesen, Chair of Water Resources Management, Delft University, Netherlands

Wednesday, May 23, 7-9 pm, LaSells Stewart Center (Construction and Engineering Hall), Finding Work/Life Balance in Academia

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

  • 2nd Annual Water Research Symposium at OSU


The 2nd annual Water Research Symposium at Oregon State University (formerly called Water Day) is a one-day conference that will highlight the variety of outstanding research projects being conducted by students at Oregon State University and other regional universities in the fields of water resources science, engineering, policy, and management.  There will be oral presentations, video presentations, and a poster session, as well as a networking reception.  Students will present proposed, ongoing, and completed research.  This will be the single greatest opportunity of the year for exchange of knowledge and ideas among students in western Oregon working in the water resources field.

The symposium will be held on May 18, 2012 in the Memorial Union building on the Oregon State University campus, rooms 211, 212, and 213, from 8:00am to 5:00pm with an evening social to follow. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. 


  • Walk4Water: Ethiopia on May 19 at 8:30 am, Benton County Fairgrounds

Water is one of life’s most basic needs and nearly a billion people lack access to a safe water supply.  On May 19, at the Benton County Fairgrounds people will participate in a 5K walk to raise funds for Gondar, Ethiopia to help build more wells. The goal of this event is to raise $10,000.  The generous people that donate their time will walk the same distance that countless women and children in developing nations must travel to bring water to their families each day.

Whether you choose to walk this symbolic route, or just simply come for the festivities at the Market Village, your help will bring transformation to many in need. 

There are also several volunteer positions open for OSU students.  Students can assist in experiments with adults and children related to purifying water, or other informational/experiential activities with kids. Please contact Walf4Water: Ethiopia if you would like to sign up to participate (contact@ethiopiawater.org).

  • Raindrops to Faucet: 6th Annual Corvallis Forest Tour

The City of Corvallis invites members of the community on a free public tour of the Corvallis Forest on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The tour will start at City Hall (501 SW Madison Avenue) at 5:00 p.m., and last about 3 hours, including travel time. Round trip transportation will be provided from City Hall. The tour is free and open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by 5:00 p.m. May 21, 2012, by calling the Corvallis Public Works Department at 541-766-6916 or email public.works@ci.corvallis.or.us

  • The Oregon Social Business Challenge, 10/1/2012

The Masters in Public Policy Program (MPP) is creating graduate student teams to participate in The Oregon Social Business Challenge.  These teams will work on regional policy issues including water supply, water conservation and stream restoration and come up with possible solutions for regionally identified problems and needs. This event will include the Governor, Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yumus, state and local legislators/administrators, and major Oregon foundations. If you are interested in participating contact MPP student reps Dennis Dugan and Abbie Sigmon for more information.


OSU Water in the News

  • Hydrophiles Happenings

The Hydrophiles have published a newsletter, Hydrophiles Happenings, summarizing many of the great activities they have done this year.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Rand, PS, Berejikian BA, Pearsons TN, Noakes DLG (5/2012) Ecological interactions between wild and hatchery salmonids: an introduction to the special issue Environmental Biology of Fishes Abstract OSU author: Noakes

Janisch, JE, Wondzell SM, Ehinger WJ (4/2012) Headwater stream temperature: Interpreting response after logging, with and without riparian buffers, Washington, USA Forest Ecology and Management Abstract OSU author: Wondzell  

Lancaster, ST, Nolin AW, Copeland EA, Grant GE (04/2012) Periglacial debris-flow initiation and susceptibility and glacier recession from imagery, airborne LiDAR, and ground-based mapping Geosphere Abstract OSU authors: all


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

NSF: Core Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA) - Small Projects 07/11/2012  

NSF: Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics 07/16/2012  

Foundation: Belmont Forum and G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding - International Opportunities Fund (LOI: 07/20/2012) 12/20/2012

 Belmont Forum and G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding International Opportunities Fund (Freshwater Security Theme) (LOI: 07/20/2012) 09/20/2012   

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities

Foundation: AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize 06/30/2012


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Supervisory Geologist, US Bureau of Reclamation (Lakewood, CO) (closes 5/25/12)

Water Resources Task Manager, CH2M HILL (Bellevue, WA) (open until filled)

Senior Water Resources Engineer, River Design Group, Inc. (Whitefish, MT) (open until filled)

Water Resources Engineer, River Design Group, Inc. (Corvallis, OR) (open until filled)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (water policy and sustainability focus), The Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University (Providence, RI) (open until filled)

Water Resources Engineer - Entry Level, Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. (Nashville, TN) (Open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences

26th GRA Symposium on Groundwater Contaminants - Salt and Nitrate in Groundwater: Finding Solutions for a Widespread Problem | Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Fresno, CA  

14th Annual Oregon Wetlands & Aquatic Resources | Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012 | Portland, Oregon 

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting: Preparing for our Environmental Future | Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Santa Clara, CA  

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

4th Global Water for Food Conference: Blue Water, Green Water and the Future of Agriculture | Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - Friday, June 1, 2012 | Lincoln, NE  

9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference: Wetlands in a Complex World | Sunday, June 3, 2012 - Friday, June 8, 2012 | Orlando, FL  

Sensors Exposition and Conference | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - Thursday, June 7, 2012 | Rosemont, IL  

2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts | Sunday, June 10, 2012 - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | San Diego, CA  

Defense, National Security and Climate Change: Building Resilience and Identifying Opportunities Related to Water, Energy and Extreme Events | Monday, June 25, 2012 - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Washington, DC  

Urban Environmental Pollution Creating Healthy, Liveable Cities | Sunday, June 17, 2012 - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Amsterdam, Netherlands  

63rd International Commission on Irrigation and Draining (ICID) Annual Meeting and 2012 Irrigation Australia Conference - Resilience: Bouncing Forward | Sunday, June 24, 2012 - Friday, June 29, 2012 | Adelaide, Australia  


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