H2OSU - October 18, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010
(Fall Term - Week 4)

OSU Water Events This Week

Tuesday, October 19, 5-6 p.m., Bombs Away Cafe - HydroHour - a weekly casual gathering of water folks to facilitate community socializing and networking.

Wednesday, October 20, noon, 272 Peavy Hall - OSU American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Chapter Meeting | All are welcome and lunch provided!

Wednesday, October 20, 4:00-5:20 p.m., Owen 106 - Fall Water Resources Seminar: My Brief Career as a Foreign‐Policy Pawn in the New Great Game: Conflict, Gas, Oil, and Water in the South Caucasus | Speaker: Michael Campana, Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon Sate University

Wednesday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m., 312 Kearney Hall - Coastal and Ocean Engineering Seminar: Karahnjukar Dam Spillway: Design & Operation | Sigurdur Gardarsson, University of Iceland


Upcoming OSU Water Events

Monday, October 25, 9 a.m., Nash 10 - Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting: Feeding and food habits of freshwater fishes in Thailand | Speaker: Jimmi Nithirojpakdee, Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University

Photo of Tim Burt.Tuesday, October 26, noon, Richardson 107 - Special IWW Seminar: Rebuilding disturbed landscapes - How computer models can aid environmental rehabilitation | Speaker: IWW Fellow, Dr. Greg Hancock, Department of the Discipline of Earth Sciences at the University of Newcastle

Friday, October 29, noon, Richardson 107 - Special IWW Seminar: Long-term monitoring of nitrate - implications for science, policy and management | Speaker: IWW Fellow, Dr. Tim Burt, Department of Geography, Durham University

Monday, November 1, 9 a.m., Nash 10 - Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting Prespawning mortality in Willamette Chinook: “ Death due to parasites, temperature, or premature senescence?” or “Dying with or without a smile on your face if you’re a Willamette Chinook” | Speaker: Carl Schreck, Fisheries & Wildlife, Oregon State University


Water Community Announcements

BBQ Thank You from Hydrophiles + Information about Dues - Thank you to all of you who came and participated in the Fall Hydrophile BBQ.  In total we had over 72 in attendance!...What a great and diverse hydro community we have here at OSU. Special thanks to Todd Jarvis for skillfully and loyally tending to the grill!  I also want to especially thank those who contributed wonderful dishes to the BBQ and those who helped set up / clean up.

Remember to become an active member of the Hydrophiles community and present your activity and volunteer ideas to us.  We will work hard with you to bring your ideas to fruition (e.g., restoration project, professional development, networking, fermentation practices and products, river/hiking trips, etc.).

Lastly, thank you to all the new and renewing members (32 memberships just at the BBQ!).  Many folks asked us at the BBQ how to join and contribute their dues at a later date.  You should send or drop off your name, email address, and dues to our Treasurer, Terry Frueh, 104 Wilkinson Hall, OSU.  Annual dues = $10/student; $20/faculty & alumni.  Checks should be made out to "Hydrophiles".

We look forward to seeing you around campus and at future Hydrophile events.

Your Hydrophile officers
(Jay, Racquel, Terry, & Stef)

Esteemed Hydrologist Thomas C. Winter Dies - Thomas C. Winter, a scientist emeritus with the USGS, was known for his pioneering work on groundwater interaction with lakes. Read more about Dr. Winter and his distinguished career on the GSA website.

UO River Club invites presentations for a River Observations, Monitoring and Management Session at AAG in Seattle - This illustrated paper session will explore theoretical and applied river research across the spectrum from data acquisition and processing to regulation and management of river systems. Abstracts due October 20.


OSU Water in the News

What is “Evapotranspiration” And How Is It Changing Our Planet? (TreeHugger, 10/13/10) - New research from Oregon State University shows that trends in evapotranspiration is having incredibly significant impacts on everything from our planet’s vegetation growth to carbon absorption to natural cooling systems.


Recent OSU Water Publications

(one or more authors is affiliated with OSU)

(none this week)


For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

(listed by due date)

OSU Research Equipment Reserve Fund for Fall 2010 10/25/2010

OSU International Programs 2010-2011 Faculty Grants and Awards Program 11/01/2010

NSF: Applied Mathematics 11/15/2010

OSU LL Stewart Faculty Development Awards 11/15/10

NSF: Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) (LOI: 12/01/2010) 02/01/2011

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences 12/05/2010

NSF: Informal Science Education (ISE) 12/07/2010

New! UK-US Funding Opportunity: Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) (LOI: 12/08/2010) 01/19/2011

NSF: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) 12/09/2010

New! UK-US Funding Opportunity: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) – International Opportunity Fund (IOF) 12/14/2010


For Students: Funding Opportunities

(listed by deadline)

(All New!)

OSU Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity (URISC) 11/1/10

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) 11/10/2010

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) (year long fellowship to study and intern in Germany) 12/1/2010

2011 American Society for Microbiology Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute 12/1/2010

2011 Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium 12/31/2010


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

Remote Sensing Field Technician, Watershed Sciences, Portland or Corvallis, Oregon (closing 10/22/10)

Student Interns (3) for BPA Power Services (generally seeking backgrounds in Engineering, Science, Environment, Economics, or Business)

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling of Natural Resources, Purdue University (Indiana)

Assistant Professor, Urban and Environment Planning, University of Virginia (closing 11/1/10)

Assistant Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (review begins 12/1/10)

Senior Geomorphologist (WA, CA, OR)

Fish and Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service GS-0401-11 (Frankfort, KY)


Other Items of Interest

(none this week)


Other Related Campus Events

Monday, October 18, 4 p.m., MU Journey Room - Moral Ground: Ethical Actions for a Planet in Peril | Speaker: Kathleen Dean Moore

Thurs, November 4, 9am–10:30am MU 109A - Negotiating Terms of Employment, Sponsored by OSU Women in Science (WIS) group | bring a resume/CV


Regional Events and Conferences

October 20 - Deadline for abstracts for the 2011 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) April 12-16, 2011, Seattle, WA | Many special sessions related to fresh water and ecosystems.

October 20 - 14th Annual WA/OR Climate and Water Meeting: 2011 Water Year | Vancouver, WA

October 20, November 1, 8, 9 - Public Meetings on the soon-to-be released plan to restore spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead populations in the upper Willamette River Basin | hosted by the State of Oregon, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and NOAA Fisheries Service

November 5-6 - 24th Annual Oregon Mediation Association Fall Conference | There will be 2 workshops on water conflict, both on Friday, November 5.  The morning workshop will focus on international water issues, presented by Professor Aaron Wolf and WCMT alumna Dena Marshall, and will focus on international water issues.  The afternoon workshop will focus on water conflict in Oregon, presented by The Freshwater Trust, Tillamook Bay Watershed Council, and Walla Walla Watershed Alliance) | Ambridge Event Center, Portland

November 6 - The Fall Creek Festival: A day of art workshops at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center | Registration required.

November 7-9 - The 2nd Annual Symposium on Transboundary River Governance in The Face of Uncertainty: The Columbia River Treaty, 2014

November 15 - Managing for Uncertainty: Climate Change Models May be WRONG, but They ARE Useful, A workshop for natural resource extension educators | LaSells Stewart Center

November 15-17 - 2010 Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Conference Pendleton, Oregon.

November 29-December 3 - Contaminant Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Training

December 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Oregon Water Utilities Council’s 2010 Legislative Symposium Meeting Oregon’s Water Needs | Salem

May 24-25, 2011 - 2011 Oregon Water Conference: Evaluating and Managing Water Resources in a Climate of Uncertainty | Convened by the Oregon Section of the American Water Resources Association (ORAWRA) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Hydrology.


National and International Events and Conferences

November 12, 3 p.m. ET - CUAHSI Cyberseminar - Thorsten Wagener, Pennsylvania State University | Hydrologic Similarity and the Search for a Catchment Classification Framework