H2OSU - October 10, 2011


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Monday, October 10, 2011
(Fall Term, Week 3)


OSU Water Events This Week

IWW-50th-graphicMonday, October 10, 6-8 pm, Old World Deli (341 SW 2nd), Science Pub Corvallis-Clean Water for All, Jordan Machtelinckx, Engineers Without Borders.

Wednesday, October 12, 4-5 pm, Kelley Engineering Center 1001, Geomorphic response of rivers downstream from retreating glaciers on Mount Rainier, Washington, Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Chris Magirl, USGS.

Friday, October 14, 4-5pm, Wilkinson 235, Screening of A River Loved (film by Julie Watson about the Columbia River) plus Q&A session with Julie, Jacob Petersen-Perlman, and Kim Ogren about the 2011 Columbia River Symposium in Kimberley, B.C.

Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, October 17, 9-10 am, Nash 404, Fish and Wildlife Monday Morning Meetings, Tropical wetlands: Exceptionally high resource values in exceptionally vulnerable ecosystems, Boone Kauffman, US Forest Service/OSU

Monday, October 17, 2 pm, Richardson 115, Chris Gabrielli, a WRE MS Student advised by Jeff Mcdonnell, will be presenting his thesis defense, entitled "The role of bedrock groundwater in rainfall-runoff response at hillslope and catchment scales"

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30-4:30 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4001, Ocean acidification impacts on estuarine bivalves: linking life history, ecology, and biogeochemistry, Dr. George Waldbusser, College of Ocean. & Atmosph. Sciences, Oregon State University

Wednesday, October 19, 4-5 pm, Kelley 1001, My (Soon to Be) One Year as AWRA President: Earning Premier Executive Status and Other Accomplishments, Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Michael Campana, Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University; President, American Water Resources Association

 Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


Water Community Announcements

Saturday, October 22, Tualatin River Watershed Council (TRWC) and ODFW will hold a training session on identification of anadromous fish species and other aquatic life in Gales Creek and other Tualatin basin tributaries. This training is part of a monitoring program designed by TRWC and ODFW and they are looking for volunteers to conduct surveys in specified stream reaches this fall and next spring. Contact the TRWC for more information.


Professional Development Opportunity: The OSU Libraries Fall 2011 Grad Student & Faculty Workshop series kicks off on Oct. 12-13 with sessions on EndNote, EndNote Web and Zotero, all great citation manager tools.


Corvallis Sustainability Coalition recently released the current Quarterly Report of the Three Waters Project.



  • Now is the time to buy your new Hydrophiles t-shirt ($15) and/or hoodie sweatshirt ($28).  Check out the design on Facebook and give you order to Pat Burns (patburns937@gmail.com).
  • Take the Hydrophiles Vision Survey and help determine the direction of Hydrophiles for the next couple of years.  The survey is anonymous and takes about 10-12 minutes to complete.  Please fill out the survey by 5pm on Wednesday, October 12.


OSU Water in the News

Todd Jarvis, Ph.D, associate director of the Institute for Water & Watersheds and Oregon Climate Change Research Institute was recently interviewed for an article in Water Well Journal“Groundwater Issues in the United States, Part 3: Exempt Wells in the West” by Mike Price, which uses the recent Bounds v. State of New Mexico case to highlight how groundwater has taken center stage in the struggle over water rights. 


Approximately 80 water experts converged at the Brew Station on September 30 to celebrate the new water year by looking back at the past 50. Film producer Sarah Sheldrick introduced the video that included short interviews with all of the past directors of the water resources research institute. The U.S. Geological Survey not only provided funding for the production of the video, but the current chief of the Office of External Research who is an OSU alumni and other state water center directors with past connections to OSU also provide congratulatory wishes on the video. Thanks to all that have helped the institute grow over the past decades!  You can also read more about the IWW-CWESt-OWRRI story on the OSU Terra website.


Recent OSU Water Publications

Bogan, MT, Lytle DA (06/2011) Severe drought drives novel community trajectories in desert stream pools Freshwater Biology Abstract OSU authors: all


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

Foundation: Monitoring for Reliability and Process Control of Potable Reuse Applications [WaterReuse Research Foundation] 10/26/2011  


Foundation: Equivalency of Advanced Treatment Trains for Potable Reuse [WaterReuse Research Foundation] 10/26/2011   

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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Anchor QEA Environmental Science Scholarship 11/01/2011   


NSF: National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) invites SEED proposals for Airborne Laser Swath mapping (ALSM) data 11/01/2011   


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Associate Water Resources Specialist (Computer Modeling), East Bay Municipal Utility District (Oakland, CA) (closing October 14, 2011)

Natural Resource Specialist 2-Fish Data Coordinator (Job Code: ODFW11-0111), Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (Newport, OR) (closing October 14, 2011)

Oregon Explorer Program Manager (Part Time), The Institute of Natural Resources (INR) (Corvallis, OR) (closing October 22, 2011)

Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering (Job # 7505), Humboldt State University, (Arcata, CA) (closing November 7, 2011)

Assistant Professor of Riparian Ecohydrology, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) (closing October 15, 2011)

Professorship in Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) (closing January 6, 2012)

Lecturer in Ecohydrological Modeling, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft, The Netherlands) (closing October 30, 2011)

Assistant Professor in Physical Geography, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) (closing January 17, 2012)


Regional Events and Conferences 


Comprehensive Review of Hydropower in the Northwest | Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Seattle, WA   

20th Annual Oregon Water Law Conference | Thursday, November 3, 2011 - Friday, November 4, 2011 | Hotel Monaco, Portland, OR   

CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminars-"Earth Observatories for Interdisciplinary Science: Reports from Critical Zone Observatories and Water, Sustainability and Climate Studies" Jon Chorover (Jemez-Catalina CZO) | Friday, November 4, 2011 | on-line   

Network of Oregon Watershed Councils - 2011 Councils & Districts Joint Conference | Monday, November 7, 2011 - Friday, November 11, 2011 | Sunriver Resort, Oregon   

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)


National and International Events and Conferences

CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS) webinars - Data Visualization and Analysis Using the HydroDesktop HydroR Plug-in | Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | All webinars will be recorded and posted to the CUAHSI HIS site.   

CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS) webinars - HydroDesktop Metadata Fetcher – Accessing services that are not registered at HIS Central | Monday, October 31, 2011 | All webinars will be recorded and posted to the CUAHSI HIS site.  

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

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