H2OSU - November 21, 2011


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Monday, November 21, 2011
(Fall Term, Week 9)


OSU Water Events This Week


Monday, November 21, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, “Drought Tolerant New Crops: Pipe Dream or Potential Reality for Oregon Agriculture?”, Rich Roseberg CSS/HORT/IPSI- Crop Science

Tuesday, November 22, 9-10 am, USEPA Main Building, Lecture Training Room (200 SW 35th Street, Corvallis), Fine scale variations of surface water chemistry in an ephemeral to perennial drainage network, Maggie Zimmer, Graduate Student in the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, November 28, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 404, Stream Team Monday Morning Meetings - Physiological metrics effectively assess thermal stress and habitat quality of redband trout, Brittany Kammerer, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU

Tuesday, November 29, 3:30-4:30 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4001, The influence of climate and land-use change on animal distributions, Dr. Matt Betts, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU

Wednesday, November 30, 4-5 pm, Kelley Engineering Center 1001, International Transboundary Aquifers: science, policy and social issues - Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Alfonso Rivera, Geological Survey of Canada / Commission géologique du Canada


Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

A new policy focused organization that may be of interest to WRPM students and faculty:

Women in Policy (WIP) is open to all students, faculty and staff interested in moving the policy field towards greater equality through increased empowerment of women participating in the policy process. Their main activities focus on education of participants and the larger community, professional development, networking, outreach and mentorship. To get more information please contact Emily Wornell (wornelle@onid.orst.edu).


OSU Water in the News

Jeffrey Falke, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU was interviewed for an article on physorg.com titled “Great Plains river basins threatened by pumping of aquifers”. The article discusses how suitable habitat for native fishes in many Great Plains streams has been significantly reduced by the pumping of groundwater from the High Plains aquifer – and scientists analyzing the water loss say ecological futures for these fishes are "bleak."


Recent OSU Water Publications

Claiborne, AM, Fisher JP, Hayes SA, Emmett RL (07/2011) Size at Release, Size-Selective Mortality, and Age of Maturity of Willamette River Hatchery Yearling Chinook Salmon Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Abstract OSU authors: Fisher


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

State of Oregon: Conservation/Reuse/Storage Grant Program (OWRD) 12/15/2011 

Foundation: Oregon BEST - Commercialization Grant Program  

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Lady Davis Fellowship Trust for study at the Israel Institute of Technology 11/30/2011  

Foundation: State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) Research Grant Proposals for FY 2012 12/12/2011  

Foundation: Real Time Monitoring Tools to Characterize Microbial Contaminants in Reclaimed Water: State of the Science Assessment 01/04/2012


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Director, Passaic River Institute (PRI) and Associate/Full Professor, Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ) (open until filled)

Entry Level Hydrologist/Scientist Position, WEST Consultants (Vancouver, WA) (open until filled)

Sustainability Internship, The City of Lake Oswego (Lake Oswego, OR) (closing 11/23/11)

Global Institute for Water Security Data Manager, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) (open until filled)

Post-Doc in River Deltas (Geomorphology and Sedimentology), Boston College Sedimentology Lab (Chestnut Hill, MA) (closing 1/1/12),  Applicants should contact Dr. Doug Edmonds (douglas.edmonds@bc.edu) with questions.

Environmental Scientist, Tetra Tech (San Diego, CA) (closing early January, 2012)

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sustainability (Water, Energy and the Environment), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) (open until filled)

Public Utilities Specialist / Operations Research Analyst Internship, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) (Portland, OR) (1/31/2012)

Assistant Professor - Soil Science, University of Western Australia School of Earth and Environment (Crawley, Perth, Western Australia) (closing 12/2/2011)

Web Computing Specialist - Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington (Seattle, WA) (open until filled)

3 PhD Positions in Ecosystem Restoration, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry (Syracuse, NY) (open until filled)


Regional Events and Conferences 


Project Feasibility Grant Application Workshop for Water Conservation, Re-use and Storage (OWRD) | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | North Mall Office Building; 725 Summer St. NE; Room 124; Salem, OR  

Hydraulic Fracturing: Regulatory Perspectives and Achieving More ROI | Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Denver, CO  

2012 NatureServe Conference - Biodiversity Without Boundaries [Ecosystem Services Focus] | Sunday, April 22, 2012 - Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Portland, OR 


(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences 

Urbanization, Uncertainty and Water: Planning for Arizona's Second Hundred Years--Water Resources Research Center | Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | University of Arizona Student Memorial Union, Tucson, AZ 

2012 Bacterial Source Tracking - State of the Science Conference | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | T Bar M Resort, New Braunfels, TX

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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