H2OSU: May 20, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013
(Spring Term, Week 8)



Tuesday, May 21, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Spring Seminar Series: Corvallis Change Modeling Community C3MC: Harold Zald (OSU) "Reconstructing and Modeling Tree Invasion of Subalpine Meadows in the Oregon Cascades" | ALS 4000

Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: The Next 50 Years: Dennis Baldocchi (University of California-Berkeley) Savannah Water Flux at the Global Scale | ALS 4000

Thursday, May 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Hydrophiles Brownbag: Bristol Bay - working to protect America's last great salmon run | Richardson Hall 115

Friday, May 24, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM  | OSU Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) Panel Presentation and Luncheon | Memorial Union Journey Room



  • 2013 Day of Caring Service Projects on Friday, May 31st

In partnership with United Way and HandsOn Willamette, the OSU Center for Civic Engagement is excited to invite you to participate in our 2013 Day of Caring Service Projects on Friday May 31st. Students, staff, and faculty and their children/partners/family members are invited to participate! 10 different service projects are available.

Projects sites include Corvallis Environmental Center: SAGE Garden, Trillium Children’s Farm Home, Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Corvallis Parks and Recreation: Crystal Lake Park, Corvallis Parks and Recreation: Avery Park, Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Home Life Inc., Community Outreach Inc., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, and Philomath Youth Activities Club.

Check in will occur between 1 and 1:15pm at Dixon Lower Courts. Projects will run from 2pm-4:30pm on Friday May 31st. Transportation will be provided.

Pre-registration is required! REGISTER TODAY. Visit our registration page with a list of service sites and project descriptions here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects.

Please share with students, student groups, classes, etc. that you work with as well.

Thanks in advance for helping to spread the word and considering joining us for this day of service!

  • 6th Annual Dixon Creek Stream Tour (Three Waters Project) on June 1st

If you want to see how stormwater mitigation makes a difference on each of our home and business properties, as the Three Waters Project is exemplifying , please register and attend the Dixon Creek Stream Tour on June 1st from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Space is limited for this free tour so register today! Below is a description of the tour:

A free “Share The Stream” tour of Dixon Creek will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Open to the public, stream tourists will explore this hidden treasure of Corvallis while travelling by City trolley (limited seating) or on their own bikes for a group ride along 3.5 miles of this meandering waterway. Dixon Creek begins on Dimple Hill and IV Hill above the Timberhill residential area, flows under more than 25 roads, behind three schools, many businesses and churches, plus countless homes before its final run into the Willamette River by the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Tourists will stop at five stream sites hosted by experts who will show evidence that this heavily impacted urban stream is shared with both aquatic and terrestrial animals, small and large. Some of the sites include constructed wetlands, raingardens, bioswales, a homeowner streambank restoration, special fish habitats and even a fish ladder where Dixon Creek flows into the Willamette River. Participants will also hear and see how we have changed Dixon Creek over the past 150 years and what we are doing now to help revive some of its historic environmental and cultural services.

The tour is the sixth annual urban stream tour sponsored by Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, the City of Corvallis, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club.

To register and receive meeting place information, contact Heath Keirstead at hkeirstead@bentonswcd.org <mailto:hkeirstead@bentonswcd.org> or call her at (541) 753-7208. Be sure to say if you wish to tour by trolley or your bike. Also, Dixon Creek “Share the Stream” T-shirts may be ordered in advance for a small charge to cover their cost.

  •  Working Together with Tribes on Natural Resources on May 29th

Hello Water Community,

Guest speakers from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will share stories and offer perspectives on collaboration between tribes and non-tribal entities. Join OSU Hydrophiles and the Native American Longhouse in a discussion surrounding the diversity of values involved in natural resource decision making.

When: Wednesday May 29 from 5:00-7:30pm

Where: Native American Longhouse Building, OSU campus. 

For more information, see flyer attached or visit http://groups.oregonstate.edu/hydro/

  •  New Fall 2013 Course Offering: CE 540 Special Topics: Unsteady flows in rivers and pipe networks

(CRN: 18785, Fall 2013)

Instructor: Dr. Arturo Leon, School of Civil and Construction Engineering Instructor

email: arturo.leon@oregonstate.edu

Instructor research webpage: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~leon/

Meeting times and Location: Tue/Thurs 10:0011:50 am, KEA

Course Description:

This course will cover the introduction and analysis of unsteady flows in rivers (open‐channel flow) and pipe networks (pressurized flow). Strong emphasis will be given to the application of efficient numerical techniques and computational procedures to river routing and flooding, water distribution systems and stormwater conveyance. The course will focus primarily on one‐dimensional unsteady flows, however an introduction to two‐dimensional flows will also be

Target students:

The course is intended for graduate students of Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and various science and engineering disciplines. Motivated undergraduate students are also welcome. Basic knowledge of numerical methods and computer programming is desirable but not required.



NGO: Fiscal Year 2013 Water Resources Competitive Grants Program 08/15/2013

USDOE: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute Solicitation (LOI: 07/11/2013) 08/29/2013

NSF: Research Coordination Networks (RCN) 06/14/2013

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

USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund 07/26/2013

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 

 NSF: Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) 10/31/2013

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



NSF: NSF Hydrologic Sciences Program 06/03/2013

NSF: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) 06/05/2013

NSF: NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) 07/18/2013

USFWS: North American Wetlands Conservation Fund 07/26/2013

MSc Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia 07/31/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Science, Technology, and Society 08/01/2013



Film Script Writer, International Waters, Global Partner Services Office (GPSO) (Copenhagen, Denmark) (Deadline: May 22, 2013)

Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank (Manila, Philippines) (Deadline: May 23, 2013)

China Program Coordinator, International Rivers (Beijing, China or Berkeley, CA) (Deadline: May 24, 2013)

Assistant Professor in Ecohydrology, Boston College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Boston, MA) (Review of applications begins on May 20, Open until filled)

Hydrologic Technician (GS-7), US Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center (Columbia, MO) (Open until filled) Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Robb Jacobson (573-876-1844, rjacobson@usgs.gov) for more information

Executive Director, Wetlands International Indonesia (Jawa Barat, Indonesia) (Open until filled)

(All New!)



AWRA Webinar Series on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): Webinar 4: Collaborative Modeling in IWRM | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Oregon State University |  The Webinar 4 moderator will be Michael Campana of OSU

Oregon BEST Fest: The Northwest's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference | Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Portland, OR |  Individual | Pre-Conference Workshops (Wednesday, September 11): · Integrated Water Systems Agenda Development Forum (half-day) · SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop – SBIR/STTR Phase I Introduction (half-day) Poster Submission Deadline is May 28th, 2013.

AGU Chapman Conference on Water Management | Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Portland, OR | The conference organizers are seeking travel support for participation, including students and early-career professionals.  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



University of New Mexico's Environmental Information Management Institute | Monday, June 3, 2013 - Friday, June 21, 2013 | Albuquerque, NM

Water Diplomacy Workshop | Monday, June 24, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013 | Boston, MA

AWRA Summer Specialty Conference on Environmental Flows | Monday, June 24, 2013 - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | Hartford, CT

2012 Biohydrology Conference - Bio Meets Hydrology: Water for Life | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013 | Landau/Pfalz, Germany

5th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Friday, May 24, 2013 | Prague, Czech Republic

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

SIAM Geosciences Conference | Monday, June 17, 2013 - Thursday, June 20, 2013 | University of Padova’s main building, Palazzo Bò, Via VIII Febbraio 8, Padova, Italy

20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE 2012) | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Saturday, June 29, 2013 | Toulouse, France

1st World Irrigation Forum and 64th meeting of the IEC (WatSav Awards) | Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Mardin, Turkey |  The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), New Delhi, India is inviting nominations for the ‘WatSave Awards 2013’ from individuals/ team of individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to water saving/conservation in agriculture through ICID National Committees/ Committee.

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