H2OSU: October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013
(Fall Term, Week 3)



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


  • 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.

Salary: $10/hr

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  


Salary: $10/hr

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: walterc@onid.oregonstate.edu 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.



Jarvis TW (09/2013) Water Scarcity: Moving Beyond Indexes to Innovative Institutions Groundwater Abstract OSU author: Jarvis

 Warren DR, Judd KE, Bade DL, Likens GE, Kraft CE (10/2013) Effects of wood removal on stream habitat and nitrate uptake in two northeastern US headwater streams Hydrobiologia   OSU authors: Warren and Kraft

Hilker T, Hall FG, Coops NC, Collatz JG, Black AT, Tucker CJ, Sellers PJ, Grant N (10/2013) Remote sensing of transpiration and heat fluxes using multi-angle observations Remote Sensing of Environment   OSU author: Hilker

Montgomery CA (10/2013) Institutional environments and arrangements for managing complex aquatic ecosystems in forested landscapes Forest Policy and Economics   OSU author: Montgomery

Finn J, Apte SV (10/2013) Relative performance of body fitted and fictitious domain simulations of flow through fixed packed beds of spheres International Journal of Multiphase Flow   OSU authors: all



NSF: Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR) 10/30/2013

 OSU LL Stewart Faculty Development Fund 10/31/2013 

NSF: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (Engineering Directorate) 10/31/2013

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships 11/01/2013

NGO: Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (to strengthen academic USA-India partnerships) 11/01/2013 Edit Delete

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...)



CUAHSI Pathfinders Graduate Fellowship 10/18/2013

NSF: Graduate Research Fellowships 11/04/2013

Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) 11/15/2013     

NSF: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) (stipends for international research) 11/25/2013

NSF: Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (SEES Fellows) 11/26/2013


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 david.taylor@nus.edu.sg)

(All New!)



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.)



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.

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