H2OSU - May 16, 2011

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Monday, May 16, 2011
(Spring Term, Week 8)


OSU Water Events This Week

Monday, May 16, 4-5 pm, Wilkinson 231 - Seminar: Land Atmosphere Interactions in Irrigated Landscapes | Speaker: Chad Higgins, Research Associate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL)

Tuesday, May 17, 8-4 pm, Wilkinson 203 - OSU Water Day | For program agenda and presentation abstracts visit: http://water.oregonstate.edu/osu-water-day.

Tuesday, May 17, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café - HydroHour a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Wednesday, May 18, 4-5:30 pm, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: Water management, knowledge and adaptation: Tensions, legacies and the next best thing | Speaker: Maria Carmen Lemos, University of Michigan

Friday, May 20, 11 am -4 pm, KelleyEngineering Expo 2011

Friday, May 20, noon-1pm, Wilkinson 129 - Hydrophiles Underground Brown Bag Luncheon Presentation: The World of On-Site Water Monitoring: Hardware and Software Solutions by In-Situ, Inc. | Speaker: Bill Mann, In-Situ Western Sales Manager


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, May 24, 5-6 pm, Bombs Away Café - HydroHour a gathering of Hydrophiles, the graduate water resources club, all are welcome.

Tuesday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 25, CH2M HILL Alumni Center - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Keynote Speaker: Philip Mote, Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute  

Wednesday, May 25, 4-5:30, ALS 4000 - Hydrology Seminar: A superensemble of regional climate model futures | Speaker: Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute

Thursday, May 26, 1-2 pm, Richardson 107 - IWW Special Seminar: How tritium illuminates watershed structure for quality and quantity modeling | Speaker: Mike Stewart, Principal of New Zealand's Aquifer Dynamics LTD

Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 pm - Hydrophiles Spring BBQ and Election of Officers | Please be sure to review the candidates on the Hydrophile webpage before coming to the BBQ.

 Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

OSU Water Day is tomorrow!
More than 20 OSU students will be presenting their research tomorrow at the first annual OSU Water Day, sponsored by the Water Resources Graduate Program and the Institute for Water and Watersheds.  Enjoy refreshments, support your friends, and learn from your colleagues.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Cally Whitman or Mousa Diabat for more information about OSU Water Day.  For program agenda and presentation abstracts visit: http://water.oregonstate.edu/osu-water-day. We hope you'll join us!

New E-campus couse: FE 537 “Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology
This new 4-credit course taught by Dr. Luisa Hopp will be offered for the first time in summer 2011 as an Ecampus course. The course syllabus is based on the on-campus course FE 537 with the same name which has previously been taught by Jeff McDonnell. This research-oriented course covers the hydrological processes of runoff generation at the hillslope to headwater catchment scale, discusses controls on runoff processes and introduces modeling approaches. Concepts provided in this course can be applied towards sustainable water resources and land management. For more information please contact Luisa Hopp.

OSU Water in the News

Entrepreneur to discuss water, energy conservation   (OSU News & Research Communications, 05/10/2011)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Entrepreneur Fred Ziari will explore water and energy conservation in a presentation on Thursday, May 19, at Oregon State University.  The free public talk is titled “Do What is in Front of You,” and will be at noon at the Construction & Engineering Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus.   It is part of the Entrepreneurs in Residence Lecture Series.  Ziari, founder of four separate companies, has helped save billions of gallons of water and hundreds of millions of kilowatt hours of electricity. His innovations focus on water and energy conservation, broadband wireless, “smart home” technologies and other areas...

Portland watershed council represents the few, rather than the many (OSU News & Research Communications, 05/02/2011)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study of one of the largest watershed councils in Portland shows some inequities and a disproportionate representation by the city’s wealthier, well-connected, and liberal residents. The study published in a recent issue of the Natural Resources Journal, sheds light on the difficulty of fostering widespread community engagement among a diverse array of citizens.  Denise Lach, a professor in Oregon State University’s School of Public Policy, conducted the research with Kelli Larson, now an assistant professor at Arizona State University. Larson was a graduate student at OSU when the study was done...


Recent OSU Water Publications

Larson, K, Lach D (12/2010) Equity in Urban Water Governance Through Participatory, Place-Based Approaches Natural Resources Journal  OSU authors: Larson, Lach

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

NSF: NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships 07/01/2011  

NSF: Research Coordination Networks in Biological Sciences (RCN) For targeted tracks RCN-PLS, RCN-UBE and RCN-UBE Incubator 07/05/2011    

NSF: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) 07/07/2011 

NSF: Ecosystems Science: Ecosystem Studies Program 07/09/2011  

NSF: Population and Community Ecology 07/09/2011

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


The Horton (Hydrology) Research Grant 5/20/2011

2011-12 Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon Graduate Scholarship  6/01/2011

Scholarships in Integrated Water Management (Australia) 8/1/2011

2012-13 Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship Program.  Contact Marit Legler for further information about the program and the application process. 9/26/2011


Job Opportunities


Systems Engineer, District Army Corps Water Management Section  (Seattle, WA) (closing 5/17/2011)

Engineer IV - Public Works, Snohomish County (Everett, WA) (Closing 5/18/2011)

Restoration Geomorphologist, Lummi Natural Resources Department (Bellingham, WA) (5/18/2011)

Flood Intern, Department of Land Conservation and Development (Oregon) (closing 5/20/2011)

Summer field technicians, South Santiam Watershed Council (Sweet Home, OR) (closing 5/27/2011)

Post-Doc Quantitative Wetland/Aquatic Ecologist, University of Maryland (College Park, MD) (closing 5/30/2011)

Executive Director, Center for Environmental Law & Policy (Spokane, WA) (closing 5/31/2011)

Andrews LTER Faculty Research Assistant, OSU Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (Blue River, OR) (Closing 6/10/2011)

Flow Restoration Coordinator, The Freshwater Trust (Portland, OR) (Closing 6/3/2011)

Visiting Hydrogeology Assistant Professor (1 Year), Furman University (Greenville, SC) (open until filled)

CAD Technician, Natural Systems Design (Seattle, WA) (open until filled)

Water Technology for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Scientist/Researcher III, University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) (open until filled)  

Water Quality Outreach Internship, Snohomish County  (Everett, WA) (open until filled)


Other Related Campus Events

May 17, 2011 4-5 pm, Wilkinson 108 - Spring Geography Seminar - Science Learning Laboratory at HMSC: Building outreach and engagement for 21st century learners | Speaker: Nancee Hunter, Director of Education, Hatfield Marine Science Center, OSU.

May 19, noon- 1:20 pmLaSells Stewart Center  - Entrepreneurs in Residence Series: Do What is in Front of YOU | Speaker: Fred Ziari, founder of ezWireless and IRZ Consulting| Sponsors: Austin Entrepreneurship Program, the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, and the Roger and Sharon Detering Agricultural Entrepreneurship Fund | See flyer here.

May 23, noon – 1 pm, Kidder 108J - Advanced Topics in MATLAB | Sponsor:  Student Chapter of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) | Please email siam@math.oregonstate.edu with any questions.

May 27,  7:30 am – 4 pm, MU 109 - Professional Advancement for Academic Women: the Postdoc Perspective | Sponsor: Women Advancement and Gender Equity (WAGE)

July 24 – July 30, Oregon State University - Computational Scientific Thinking & Modeling for Teachers | Sponsors: SC11, National Computational Science Institute & INSTANCES | Contact rubin@science.oregonstate.edu with questions


Regional Events and Conferences 


American Ground Water Trust: Northwest Aquifer Recharge Conference | Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Olympia, WA 

2011 ARCSA Annual Conference (Rainwater Harvesting and Stormwater Control) | Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Portland, OR

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

(none new this week)

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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