H2OSU: October 14, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
(Fall Term, Week 3)
OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, October 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting: Chris Jordan, NOAA Fisheries Recovering salmon populations - is stream habitat restoration a viable strategy? | Nash Hall 32
Tuesday, October 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Tony Grubesic “Technological Hazards and Infrastructure Vulnerability" | Wilkinson Hall 108
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Fall 2013 Water Resource Seminar - Mary Santelmann, OSU Water & Plastic Mulch: People, Prosperity, and the Planet | Owen Hall 102
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Hydro Happy Hour | Bombs Away Cafe
Thursday, October 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Hydrophiles Brownbag | Wilkinson Hall 203
WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
- OSU Rivers Lab Looking to Hire 2 New Students for Fall term
The OSU Rivers Lab (Biological and Ecological Engineering department) is looking to hire 1-2 students for part-time positions over Fall term potentially extending through Spring term.
Part-time Discharge Technician
Responsibilities: Perform episodic discharge measurements using a bridge crane and wading rod mounted Price AA current meter or StreamPro ADCP at 3 sites within the Calapooia River.
Time commitment: 0-5 hours a week
Duration: October 12-December 13 with the possibility of extension through Spring term
Desired Availability: Several 4 to 5-hour blocks of time Monday-Friday, preferably including Mondays and Wednesdays after 1pm.
Qualifications: Applicant should be comfortable with physical demands including lifting up to 50 lbs in equipment and working outside in potentially inclement conditions. Familiarity with methods of measuring and analyzing discharge is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently and efficiently on field and data processing tasks is crucial. Attention to detail, organization, and strong communication skills are mandatory. Current driver's license and ability to be authorized to drive Motorpool vehicles is preferred.
Part-time Video Processor
Responsibilities: Process 3D videos of fish for position and behavior using
Time commitment: up to 15 hours a week
Duration: October 12-December 13 with the possibility of extension through Winter term
Qualifications: Applicant should be comfortable using a Mac and Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with fish behavior is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently and efficiently on data processing tasks is crucial. Attention to detail, organization, and strong communication skills are mandatory.
Please send a resume and availability to Cara Walter: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18, 2013 at 5 pm. Students with the ability and willingness to assist with additional tasks such as figure creation in Excel or Matlab and organization of equipment space are preferred.
- New White Paper: "Arsenic in Well Water"
Molly Kile, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences and her Ph.D. student Leanne Cusack have prepared a new "Arsenic in Well Water"white paper that was jointly funded by the IWW and the College of Public Health and Human Services. Lauren Smitherman, new WRGP student is currently working with Molly Kile and Todd Jarvis on arsenic in groundwater in eastern Oregon using funds bequeathed to IWW for research on water quality issues in eastern Oregon.
RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS:
Jarvis TW (09/2013) Water Scarcity: Moving Beyond Indexes to Innovative Institutions Groundwater Abstract OSU author: Jarvis
FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
NSF: Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR) 10/30/2013
OSU LL Stewart Faculty Development Fund 10/31/2013
AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships 11/01/2013
State of Oregon: Conservation/Reuse/Storage Grant Program (OWRD) 11/01/2013
American-Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lectureships (LOI: 11/01/2013) 02/15/2013
(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)
FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
CUAHSI Pathfinders Graduate Fellowship 10/18/2013
NSF: Graduate Research Fellowships 11/04/2013
Water and Resource Planning (Civil Engineering) Internship, Idaho Power (Boise, ID) (Deadline: October 22, 2013)
Assistant Professor-Environmental Geographer, Department of Geography at Texas A&M University (Deadline: November 11, 2013)
Urban Watershed Assistance Globe Intern, The Nature Conservancy (Delmont, NJ) (Deadline: January 7, 2014)
Intern for History Project, Marys River Watershed Council (Corvallis, OR) (Open until filled, Start date: January 8, 2014)
Assistant/Associate Professor (TT), Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (Deadline: December 31, 2013) (If interested: Please email David Taylor at email@example.com)
REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
International Water Forum | Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | Mercy Corps, 28 SW 1st Ave., Portland, OR
2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference, Monday, November 4, 2013 - Thursday, November 7, 2013, Portland, OR at the Red Lion Hotel.
(View the complete calendar of external events online.)
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)
DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS) Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | La Foret Conference Center Colorado Springs, CO
International Hydrogeology Conference on Advances in Water Resources Development and Management (AWRDM) - 2013 | Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Chandigarh, India
International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment | Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Friday, January 10, 2014 | Quito, Ecuador
ASIA 2014 - The Fifth International Conference on Water Resources & Hydropower Development | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Thursday, March 13, 2014 | Colombo, Sri Lanka | The ASIA 2014 Conference and Exhibition will bring together experts in all the disciplines associated with planning, financing, implementing, operating and refurbishing dams, hydro plants, and other renewable energy systems.
Sustainable Water Management Conference | Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Denver, Colorado | Presenting solutions for balancing the benefits of conservation with the costs, managing infrastructure, developing robust supply models and watershed management plans, water reuse, resource management, green infrastructure and more.