H2OSU - November 1, 2010

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Monday, November 1, 2010
(Fall Term - Week 6)

OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, November 2, 11 a.m.-noon, Richardson 115 - Business Demand for Watershed Service Markets:  Case studies from Oregon | presenter: Vijay Kolinjivadi, International Fellow from the World Forest Institute in Portland

Tuesday, November 2, 5-6 p.m., Bombs Away Cafe - HydroHour - a weekly casual gathering of water folks to facilitate community socializing and networking.

Wednesday, November 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Burt 193 - Present and Future Computer Modeling of the Earth's Climate System | Speaker: Warren Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Wednesday, November 3, 4:00-5:20 p.m., Owen 106 - Fall Water Resources Seminar: Science, Values, and Water Resource Management | Denise Lach, Director, School of Public Policy; Professor, Department of Sociology, Oregon State University

Monday, November 8, 9:00 a.m., Nash 10 - Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting: Freshwater fishes and invertebrates of Iceland | Sigurdur Snorrason, Institute of Biology, University of Iceland


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 108 Wilkinson - Geography Program Fall Seminar: Stormwater, Ocean Acidification and Micropollutants | Speaker: Rob Emanuel, Department of Geosciences, Tillamook County Extension

Tuesday, November 9, 5-6 p.m., Bombs Away Cafe - HydroHour - a weekly casual gathering of water folks to facilitate community socializing and networking.

Wednesday, November 10, 4:00-5:20 p.m., Owen 106 - Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty: Resilience Theory and the Columbia River | Barbara Cosens, Professor, University of Idaho Law School

Friday, November 12, noon-1:00 p.m., Richardson 107 - CUAHSI Cyberseminar: Hydrologic Similarity and the Search for a Catchment Classification Framework | Speaker: Thorsten Wagener, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., MU Journey Room - American Medicine Chest Challenge: Medication Take-Back Event (and help keep pollutants out of waterways).

Monday, November 15, 9:00 a.m., Nash 10 - Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting: Meet the Neighbors - Little Known Freshwater Invertebrates in Oregon | Speaker: Bill Gerth, Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University


Water Community Announcements

Course Update: FE430/530 - Watershed Processes and FE434/534 Forest Watershed Management

If you are a student or advisor planning an academic program for the year, Arne Skaugset sends out a heads up that Watershed Processes – FE 430/530 will not be offered this Spring and may not be offered in future years. Student can still retain access to the course material through the companion class FE 434/534 – Forest Watershed Management. FE 434/534 covers virtually the same material but was designed for the professional forestry majors (FM, FE, FE/CE, and FOM), has prerequisites (math, chemistry, and soils), and is a little more quantitatively rigorous than FE 430/530. FE 434/534 is offered Winter term and was moved to a bigger room to accomodate a higher enrollment. If you have any questions, Arne Skaugset (Forest Engineering, Resources & Management) encourages you to contact him directly.


Course Update: Turbulence Modeling will be taught as Special topics in Fluid Mechanics, ME569

Sourabh Apte (Mechanical, Industrial, & Manufacturing Engineering) will be teaching a course in turbulence modeling Winter 2011. Emphasis is placed on turbulence simulation techniques such as direct numerical simulation (DNS), large-eddy simulation (LES), and Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) models. Read more about the course.


Call for Abstracts: The Oregon Water Conference 2011, Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty, May 24-25, 2011

Convened by the Oregon Section, American Water Resources Association Oregon Chapter, American Institute of Hydrology | Abstracts are due: January 15, 2011.

Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest face an uncertain water future. Not only will the climate itself be uncertain, but also the political, social, legal, economic and regulatory climates. What will climate change produce in the way of hydroecological changes? How much will population change, perhaps fueled by climate refugees, stress our water resources? What will the regulatory climate embody? Will a revised Columbia River Treaty with Canada encompass more than power generation and flood control? Do we need a Columbia Basin Compact to cope with future shortages? Will the area see more in the way of regional water management agencies, perhaps straddling state lines? Can the prior appropriation doctrine adapt to the future? Will exempt wells remain ‘exempt’? Do we know how much water will be available?


OSU Water in the News

Cutting down desert junipers to save precious water (OPB, 10/28/10) - Scientists from Oregon State University had heard the ranchers’ tales but wondered if you could really measure the difference junipers make to the water supply.


Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

(none this week)


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

OSU LL Stewart Faculty Development Awards 11/15/10

NSF: Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) (LOI: 12/01/2010) 02/01/2011

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences 12/05/2010

NSF: Informal Science Education (ISE) 12/07/2010

New! Foundation: Water Reuse-10-02: Treatment, Public Health, and Regulatory Issues Associated with Graywater Reuse 12/07/2010

UK-US Funding Opportunity: Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) (LOI: 12/08/2010) 01/19/2011

NSF: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) 12/09/2010

New! Foundation: Water Reuse-10-04: Improvements to Minimize Impingement and Entrainment of Existing Intakes 12/10/2010

New! Foundation: Waterreuse-10-03: Regulatory Workshop on Critical Issues of Desalination Permitting 12/13/2010

UK-US Funding Opportunity: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) – International Opportunity Fund (IOF) 12/14/2010

New! USDOD SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP): Environmental Restoration: Development of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Processes for Forward Operating Bases LOI: 1/6/10


For Students: Funding Opportunities

(listed by deadline)

(All New!)

PhD graduate research in Soil Physics/Hydrology with focus on hydrologic redistribution and plant water relations in degraded agroecosystems of the Sahel, Soil Physics Lab at University of California, Merced FMI: Teamrat Ghezzehei.

2011 American Society of Microbiology Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute (aps due 12/1/10)

DOD Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program (aps due 12/1/10)

2011 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study (aps due 12/9/10)

8th Annual USEPA P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet (proposals due 12/22/10)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) (aps due 12/17/10)


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Systems Programmer, NOAA/UW (Seattle) (open until filled)

Research Coordinator, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (Seattle) (open until filled)

Executive Director, Cascade Pacific Resource Conservations & Development, Inc, (Tangent) (closing 11/5/10)

Fish Management Specialist, NOAA (Seattle) (closing 11/5/10)

Professorship in Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania (review begins 11/10/10)

North American Regional Water Stewardship Program Coordinator (Job ID: 12548), The Nature Conservancy (Milwaukee, WI) (closing 11/15/10)

Assistant or Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech (focus on large-scale urban water infrastructure) (review begins 11/15/10)

Executive Director, Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council (Lincoln City) (closing 11/19/10

Hydrologist, GS-1315-13/14, USDA Forest Service (Washington, DC) (closing 11/19/10)

Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies Program, Lewis & Clark College (review begins 12/1/10)

General Biologist, GS-0401-13/14, (Atlanta or Gulf States)

Assistant Professor, Water Geoscience, University of Oregon (review begins 1/10/11)

Peace Corp Volunteer, FMI: Jen Busick, Peace Corp Campus Volunteer Coordinator peacecorps@oregonstate.edu


Other Items of Interest

(none this week)


Other Related Campus Events

Tuesday, November 2, Wilkinson 108, 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Geography Program Fall Seminar: Environmental Governance and Social-Ecological Resiliency in the Rural American West | Hannah Gosnell, Department of Geosciences

Tuesday, November 2, ALS 4000, 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Towards Successful Reintroductions in the Face of Climate Change: The combined importance of species traits, site quality, and restoration technique | Tom Kaye, Institute of Applied Ecology, Corvallis

Tuesday, November 2, 7-8:30 p.m., 151Weniger - Sustainability: the Role of Green Chemistry and Engineering

Thursday, November 4, 9am–10:30am MU 109A - Negotiating Terms of Employment, Sponsored by OSU Women in Science (WIS) group | bring a resume/CV


Regional Events and Conferences

November 5-6 - 24th Annual Oregon Mediation Association Fall Conference | There will be 2 workshops on water conflict, both on Friday, November 5.  The morning workshop will focus on international water issues, presented by Professor Aaron Wolf and WCMT alumna Dena Marshall, and will focus on international water issues.  The afternoon workshop will focus on water conflict in Oregon, presented by The Freshwater Trust, Tillamook Bay Watershed Council, and Walla Walla Watershed Alliance) | Ambridge Event Center, Portland

November 6 - The Fall Creek Festival: A day of art workshops at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center | Registration required.

November 7-9 - The 2nd Annual Symposium on Transboundary River Governance in The Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014

November 15 - Managing for Uncertainty: Climate Change Models May be WRONG, but They ARE Useful, A workshop for natural resource extension educators | LaSells Stewart Center

November 15-17 - 2010 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Conference Pendleton, Oregon.

December 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Oregon Water Utilities Council’s 2010 Legislative Symposium Meeting Oregon’s Water Needs | Salem

May 24-25, 2011 - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology.


National and International Events and Conferences

November 5, 3 p.m. ET - CUAHSI Cyberseminar - Hydromorphology: The Shape of our Water Future | Richard Vogel, Tufts University

November 12 - Abstract Deadline for 2011 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference Managing Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: Adaptation Issues, Options & Strategies | Baltimore MD April 18-20, 2011

December 12 - Pre-AGU Short Course: How to Succeed in an Academic Career | Presenter, Jeff McDonnell, OSU | San Francisco