H2OSU: November 19, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012
(Fall Term, Week 9) 



Tuesday, November 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt Hall 193, Jim Graham - CEOAS - GEM Research Seminar Series "Modeling the Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills from Deep-Water Wells"



Monday, Nov 26, 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Nash Hall 32, Sherri Johnson and the Traskies, OSFS, USGS, OSU - "13C and 15N isotopes in Trask stream food webs-what trophic level do you think shows highest variability among basins?"

Tuesday, Nov 27, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt Hall 193, Flaxen Conway/ Mary Santelmann- CEOAS - GEM Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, Nov 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ALS 4000, Kelli Larson, Arizona State University, Schools of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and Sustainability - "Social‐Ecological Dynamics in Residential Landscapes: Water Conservation, Tradeoffs and Complexities"

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.



  • Join us for a seminar by Dr. Andy Goodwin of the U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center's Cognitive Ecology and Ecohydraulics Team!

Please join us on this coming Tuesday (Nov. 20) at 4pm in Stag 109 for a seminar by Dr. Andy Goodwin of the U.S. Army Engineer R&D Center's Cognitive Ecology and Ecohydraulics Team. He will be giving a seminar on: Eulerian-Lagrangian Agent Method (ELAM): A Simple Method for Analyzing Fish Navigation in Advective Environments If anyone is interested in meeting with Andy individually, please contact Desiree Tullos (desiree.tullos@oregonstate.edu).



  • University Instructors Study Disaster’s Economic Effects (The Daily Astorian)

Oregon State University researchers are studying the relationships between and impacts of Clatsop County's economic sectors as part of an effort to create an input-output model to predict the economic impact of a tsunami in and outside inundation zones.

Corcoran, rural economics professor Bruce Weber, assistant professor Yong Chen, coastal and ocean engineering professor Daniel Cox and two graduate students are about six months into the two-year project, which involves collecting engineering and economic data, then combining it all into an input-output model to gauge the impact of a tsunami on all sectors of the economy in and outside the inundation zone.

Being developed separately from the engineering side is the economic analysis, headed by Chen and Weber. Chen, whose studies focus on regional planning and land use, is using third-party software to map all businesses and their average sales in Clatsop County, while also identifying which sectors take up what portion of the county’s overall economy. 


Polasky S, Johnson K, Keeler B, Kovacs K, Nelson E, Pennington D, Plantinga AJ, Withey J (03/2012) Are investments to promote biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services aligned? Oxford Review of Economic Policy Abstract OSU author: Plantinga
Witter RC, Zhang Y, Wang K, Goldfinger C, Priest GR, Allan JC (2012) Coseismic slip on the southern Cascadia megathrust implied by tsunami deposits in an Oregon lake and earthquake-triggered marine turbidites Journal of Geophysical Research Abstract OSU author: Goldfinger



NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Science, Technology, and Society 02/01/2013

NSF: Research Coordination Networks: Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (RCN-SEES) 02/04/2013

NSF: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) - Environmental Sustainability 02/19/2013

NSF: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) - Fluid Dynamics 02/19/2013

NSF: Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology 02/19/2013

NSF: Environmental Engineering 02/19/2013

NSF: Energy for Sustainability 02/19/2013

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



 NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Economics 01/18/2013

Foundation: Oregon Best Red List Design Challenge 01/18/2013

Foundation: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program 01/23/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Science, Technology, and Society 02/01/2013

State of Oregon: Graduate Student Travel Award 02/01/2013

State of Oregon: 2013 NSF Noyce STEM Teacher Prep Scholarships 02/01/2013 (LOI: 02/01/2013)

2013 Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Senior Research Associateship Programs 02/01/2013 (LOI: 02/01/2013)

NSF: Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Office (CCEPA Office) 02/05/2013 (LOI: 12/06/2013)

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Geography and Spatial Sciences 02/14/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Sociology 02/15/2013 



Water Resources Specialists (2): Capital and Community-Based Stream, Riparian and Wetland Enhancement Projects, Clean Water Services, (Hillsboro, OR) (Deadline: November 30, 2012)

Hydrogeologist (mining) – Intermediate to Senior Level, (Saskatchewan, Canada) (Open until filled: please send resumes to josie@huntex.ca (647-428-3285))

Environmental Scientist, GW Quality Bureau, New Mexico Environmental Department (Santa Fe, NM) (Deadline: November 23). 

Fish Biologist, DOE-FERC, (Washington, DC) (Deadline: November 26)

Assistant Area Manager, USBR, (Burley, ID) (Deadline: November 26)

River Restoration Engineer/Geomorphologist, Inter-Fluve, Inc. (Madison, WI) (Open until filled)

Science Advisor, Office of Commissioner, USBR (Washington, DC or Lakewood, CO) (Deadline: December 7)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite mission (SWOT) in Ohio State University’s Climate, Water, and Carbon Program (CWC) (Columbus Ohio) (Open until filled, applications due by December 9)

Research Soil Scientist/Research Agronomist, USDA - Agricultural Research Service - (Mississippi State, MS) (Deadline: December 14)

Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Willamette Partnership (Hillsboro, OR) (Deadline: December 14)

Ecosystem Services Specialist, Willamette Partnership (Hillsboro, OR) (Deadline: December 14)

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Watershed Science, Colorado State University Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (Fort Collins, CO) (Deadline: January 15, 2013)

Faculty Opening in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, Brown University School of Engineering, (Providence, RI) (Open until filled, applications due by January 31, 2013)

Tenure Track Faculty Member in Dept. Geography & Regulatory Planning - Energy & Environment at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA) (Open until filled; Applications reviewed: February 1, 2013)

(All New!)



20th Annual Endangered Species Act | Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013 | Seattle, WA

12th Annual Stream Restoration Symposium - River Restoration Northwest | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, USA 

Hydraulic Fracking | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Santa Barbara, CA

20th Annual Children's Clean Water Festival | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | University of Portland | The 20th Annual Children’s Clean Water Festival, a one-day festival where over 1400 4th and 5th graders from the northern Willamette Valley come to learn about water science, water management, water resources, and the biological and ecological importance of water. QUESTIONS:  See http://www.cleanwaterfestival.org/ or contact Patty Morgan, pmorgan@europa.com (503)223-8633

9th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium | Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



Monitoring and Protecting Groundwater during Oil and Gas Development Workshop| Monday, November 26, 2012 | Wolf Law Building, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado

Water Quality Trading Workshops and Webinar (EPA): 1st of 2 webinars – focused on needs and perspectives of potential buyers and sellers, as well as the stakeholders they interact with | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | In-person locations: Annapolis, MD; Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; and Seattle, WA

Water Quality Trading Workshops and Webinar (World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF)): 2nd of 2 webinars – focused on some technical issues related to water quality trading| Thursday, November 29, 2012 | In-person location: Washington, DC

Forum: The Future of Natural Resources Policy| Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Denver, CO

48th Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 4 – Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Portland, OR | Proposals for Special Sessions due: January 21, 2013

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Great Wetlands, Healthy Wetlands Conference | Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Sheboygan, WI

2013 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS) | Sunday, February 24, 2013 - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | La Crosse, WI

AWWA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition | Monday, February 25, 2013 - Thursday, February 28, 2013 | San Antonio, Texas

2013 American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition | Monday, February 25, 2013 - Thursday, February 28, 2013 | San Antonio, TX

2nd Water Research Conference | Sunday, January 20, 2013 - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Singapore

Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference: Complex Architectures, Multiple Agents | Monday, January 28, 2013 - Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Tokyo, Japan | Proposal Deadline: July 1, 2012

Towards Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply in Developing Countries: International Conference on the Challenges of Geogenic Contaminants and Mitigation Measures (GeoGen 2013) | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Thursday, February 7, 2013 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Transboundary water management across borders and interfaces: present and future challenges | Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Aveiro, Portugal 

Water for Mega Cities: Challenges and Solutions (International Specialty Conference) | Monday, September 16 – Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Beijing, China | Abstracts due: March 11, 2013