H2OSU: May 6, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013
(Spring Term, Week 6)



Monday, May 6, (Today) 3:30 - 5:00 PM | Special Hydro-Measure Seminars presented by the Center for Transformative Environmental Programs   | ALS 3005

Tuesday, May 7, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | Spring Seminar Series: Corvallis Change Modeling Community C3MC (Chris Daly, OSU) - Links Between the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Climate: Implications for Mapping the future | ALS 4000

1:00 - 5:00 PM |  Systematic Evidence Based Review Workshop Evidence Based Review Workshop for Forestry: Introduction & practical guidance on systematic reviews | Richardson Hall 107 

3:30 - 5:00 PM | Girls Science and Engineering Club Outreach Event | Garfield Elementary School (Corvallis, OR)

Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: The Next 50 Years - Christopher Duffy - Pennsylvania State University | ALS 4000

1:00 - 5:00 PM |  Systematic Evidence Based Review Workshop Evidence Based Review Workshop for Forestry: Introduction & practical guidance on systematic reviews | Richardson Hall 107

Thursday, May 9, 12:00 - 1:00 PM Hydrophiles Brownbag | Gilmore Annex

1:00 - 5:00 PM |  Systematic Evidence Based Review Workshop Evidence Based Review Workshop for Forestry: Introduction & practical guidance on systematic reviews | Richardson Hall 107



  • ·         Upcoming Water Seminars by Gaylon Campbell and Steve Garrity

IWW would love to invite the water community to attend some exceptional upcoming seminars here at OSU! Please come by and enjoy/learn this special set of seminars put on by Decagon Devices:  Monday May 6, 3:30- 5:00 PM  ALS 3005.  Gaylon Campbell is a global leader in environmental measurement technology, and Steve Garrity is developing the tools you will soon be using to understand our plant communities.  They will bring toys!

1.)  Should Hydrologists Measure Electrical Conductivity?

Presented by: Gaylon Campbell

Salt can be a useful tracer for water movement, but direct measurement of salt concentrations can be difficult and expensive.  It is often possible, though, to infer salt concentration from electrical conductivity (EC) measurements.  We will talk about how EC measurements are made, how one determines the amount of salt in soil from bulk EC measurements, and give some examples of tracking fertilizer and estimating deep drainage.

2.)   Using Radiometers to Monitor Forest Phenology

Presented by: Steve Garrity

Monitoring the timing of recurring forest canopy phenological events is critical for understanding spatiotemporal variation in ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes of mass and energy. Many of the techniques that exist for estimating forest phenological events rely on measurements of canopy-light interactions. Spectral radiometers, in particular, may be useful for monitoring canopy phenology at a range of spatial scales and may help shed light on phenological processes that are otherwise hidden from view.

  • OSU Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) Panel Presentation and Luncheon

Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) – Oregon State University chapter is hosting a panel presentation and networking luncheon, May 24th from 9:30am-2:00pm in the MU Journey Room. The theme of this first Mediation Day is "Managing Conflict in a Changing World: Lessons from Oregon and Beyond." Thanks to generous funding from the Educational Activities Committee, we can provide free registration (including delicious free food) to the first 60 registrants.   As such, please spread the word quickly and register here ASAP if you plan to attend!  Then, check out our MBB-OSU Facebook Page for updates and panelist bios.  If you have any questions, please email MBB-OSU President Miriah Russo Kelly at mediators@oregonstate.edu.

  • Geography Day Presentations and Poster Session

Geography Day is coming up fast and we would like to invite the water community to attend on May 10th from 9am to 4pm in Burt 193! Come hear presentations about the latest research occurring in the CEOAS geography graduate program. Only have a short break? Not a problem, come by when you’re available to support your colleagues. Presentations will be on the half hour with a poster presentation from 12:30pm to 1pm; attached is a flyer with the schedule and presentation titles. Snacks and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you all there!



Leon AS, Kanashiro EA, González-Castro JA (03/2013) Fast Approach for Unsteady Flow Routing in Complex River Networks Based on Performance Graphs Journal of Hydraulic Engineering   OSU author: Leon

Pisani O, Oros DR, Oyo-Ita OE, Ekpo BO, Jaffé R, Simoneit BRT (4/2013) Biomarkers in surface sediments from the Cross River and estuary system, SE Nigeria: Assessment of organic matter sources of natural and anthropogenic origins Applied Geochemistry   OSU author: Simoneit

Briggs MA, Lautz LK, Hare DK, González-Pinzón R (04/2013) Relating hyporheic fluxes, residence times, and redox-sensitive biogeochemical processes upstream of beaver dams Freshwater Science Abstract OSU Author: González-Pinzón


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

USDA:, USDOT: Sun Grant Western Regional Center 2013 Competitive Grants Program (LOI: 04/19/2013) 05/24/2013

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...)



PNCWA 2013 Environmental Stewardship Scholarships 05/15/2013

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


Cleantech Research Program Manager, Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center (BEST) (Portland, OR) (Deadline: May 17, 2013)

Public Outreach Internship (Energize Corvallis), Corvallis Environmental Center (Corvallis, OR) (Open until filled, Internship begins June 17, 2013)

Postdoctoral Appointment in Hydrology, Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) (Open until filled)

Water Resources Engineer, HDR Engineering, Inc. (Portland, OR) (Open until filled)

Water Engineering Summer Internship, Veolia Water (Riverside, CA) (Open until filled)

(All New!)



  2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 4, 2013 - Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Portland, OR at the Red Lion Hotel |  To be considered for placement in the program, please go to the link given above to connect to the abstract submittal form. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA THE WEB SITE ON OR BEFORE May 10, 2013. Membership in AWRA is encouraged but is not a requirement for presentation.

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 abstract submission deadline is March 27, 2013. The conference organizers are seeking travel support for participation, including students and early-career professionals.  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



 13th National Watershed Conference and Forum: The Future of Watershed Based Natural Resource Conservation | Sunday, May 19, 2013 - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | Tunica, MS

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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