H2OSU: May 27, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013
(Spring Term, Week 9)



Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Spring Seminar Series: Corvallis Change Modeling Community C3MC: (Dave Turner, OSU) - Assessing climate change effects on forest productivity in the Pacific Northwest | ALS 4000

Wednesday, May 29, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: The Next 50 Years: Richard Snyder (University of California-Davis) Three decades of ET and scheduling research with no end in sight | ALS 4000

5:30 - 7:00 PM | Working Together with Tribes on Natural Resources Issues | Native American Longhouse

Thursday, May 30, 4:00 - 6:00 PM | Hydro Happy Hour | Bombs Away Cafe

Friday, May 31, 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Question and Answer Session for OSU Students on USA Energy and Energy Policy U.S. Senator Ron Wyden: Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources  | LaSells Stewart Center



  •  Water Resources Research Symposium and Announcement of our WRGP Award Winners!

IWW would like to thank the Hydrophiles student group for organizing and hosting an excellent Water Resources Research symposium last week. Those who journeyed down to the CH2M Hill Alumni Center for this event were treated to well-moderated, informative sessions in a comfortable open setting, as well as great refreshments! We also would like to thank all the sponsors of this event, which included not only the WRGP, but also the Institute for Water and Watersheds, the Ann Campana Judge Foundation, InSitu Inc., WSI Applied Remote Sensing and Analysis, Water Environmental Sedimentation Technology (WEST), and ORAWRA.

We also we would like to thank our judges for both the oral presentations and poster presentations: Chad Higgins, Arturo Leon, Richard Cuenca, Sarah Lewis, Anne Nolin, Mary Santelmann, Michael Campana, Mohammed Safeeq, Court Smith, Sally Duncan, Edward Weber, George King, Ivan Arismendi, Greg Lomnicky, Todd Jarvis, and Michael Campana.

Please join us in honoring the following students who won awards from the WRGP for their presentations or posters:

Best Presentation Award by a PhD student ($100):   Kara DiFrancesco Doctoral Candidate WRE; runner up Tracie Jackson WRE ($50)

Best Presentation by a Master’s Student WRE degree program ($100): Noa Bruhis

Best Presentation by a Master’s Student WRS degree program ($100):  Hazel Owens

Director’s Award for Presentation (each will receive $25): Thomas Mosier (dual major in CE and WRE) and Lexi Coons (WRS)

The WRGP awarded $50 for the Best Poster Presentation in each of the degree programs to the following WRGP students:

Best Poster WRE:   Nick Dosch

Best Poster WRS:  Kris Richardson

Best Poster WRPM: Andrea Carson

In addition, Kathleen Moore (OSU CEOAS) and Jeffrey Brittain (PSU) won awards for Best Poster from the Hydrophiles organization.

Excellent job to everyone who participated and supported this event!

  •  Local filmmaker provides sneak preview of new water film project!

Hello Water Community,

We are proud to share with you the first peek of local filmmaker Jeremy Monroe’s new forthcoming film series, Hidden Rivers, which highlights the beauty and diversity of North America's aquatic biodiversity hotspot.

As many of you know, Jeremy and his team at Freshwaters Illustrated have been working on this project for several years now trying to capture the striking imagery to celebrate the colorful and unique fauna of this region, while exploring stories about the threats to these ecosystems and the efforts to protect and recover them. Please take a few minutes to watch the preview:


As Jeremy works toward several short films and a forthcoming feature film, he and his team still have much more work and filming ahead of them. They are launching an online fundraiser to help continue work on this project in 2013, and inviting everyone to help support them. We hope you will consider chipping in, and help us spread the word within your circles and networks. You can find the fundraiser at:


In addition to supporting their work in the Southeast, contributors to our fundraiser receive valuable benefits, including exclusive access to an extended 8-minute Hidden Rivers preview.

The filmmaking team has been fortunate to have help and cooperation from many friends and partners, including the US Forest Service, The Tennessee Aquarium, Conservation Fisheries, Inc., The Tallassee Fund, World Wildlife Fund, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Smoky Mountain National Park, and many others. They are still seeking grants, sponsorships, and partnerships for this work, and welcome any suggestions or ideas you may have for supportive groups, agencies, or foundations.

Lastly, here's link to an article published in National Wildlife last year:


Please help us share and support this great work!



Argerich A, Johnson SL, Sebestyen SD, Rhoades CC, Greathouse E, Knoepp JD, Adams MB, Likens GE, Campbell JL, McDowell WH et al. (03/2013) Trends in stream nitrogen concentrations for forested reference catchments across the USA Environmental Research Letters   OSU authors: Argerich and Greathouse

Arismendi I, Johnson SL, Dunham JB, Haggerty R (05/2013) Descriptors of natural thermal regimes in streams and their responsiveness to change in the Pacific Northwest of North America Freshwater Biology   OSU authors: Arismendi and Haggerty

Curtis LR, Morgans DL, Thoms B, Villenueve D (5/2013) Extreme precipitation appears a key driver of mercury transport from the watershed to Cottage Grove Reservoir, Oregon Environmental Pollution   OSU authors: Curtis, Morgans, and Villenueve

Bogan MT, Boersma KS, Lytle DA (05/2013) Flow intermittency alters longitudinal patterns of invertebrate diversity and assemblage composition in an arid-land stream network Freshwater Biology   OSU authors: all


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



Regional Landowner Partnership Coordinator, North Santiam Watershed Council (NSWC) (Partnership with South Santiam and Calapooia Watershed Councils) (Stayton, OR) (Deadline: June 14, 2013)

Remote Sensing and GIS Analyst, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (Colombo, Sri Lanka) (Deadline: June 9, 2013)

Water and Sanitation Consultant (external evaluation of ACFs WaSH programme), ACF International: Action Against Hunger (Deadline: June 5, 2013)

Assistant Water Resources Specialist, San Diego County Water Authority (Kearny Mesa, CA) (Open until filled)

International Education and Training Advisor, Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) (Calgary, Alberta) (Deadline: June 14, 2013)

Environmental Program Manager (Water and Environmental Planning), City of Glendale (Glendale, AZ) (Deadline: June 16, 2013)

Storm Water Program Coordinator, City of South Lake Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe, CA) (Deadline: June 17, 2013)

(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.

24th meeting of the International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC 2013) | Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Thursday, September 12, 2013 | Corvallis, OR |  Early Bird Registration Deadline:  June 30, 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

2013 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference Healthy Forests = Health Water | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013 | Hartford, CT

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

Annual International Forum on Water | Monday, July 15, 2013 - Thursday, July 18, 2013 | Athens, Greece

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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