H2OSU: October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013
(Fall Term, Week 4)



Monday, October 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting: Brooke Penaluna, USFS Examining the effects of forest harvest on trout in the context of climate change  | Nash Hall 32

Wednesday, October 23, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Fall 2013 Water Resource Seminar - Adam Sussman, GSI Water Solutions - Willamette Basin Reservoir Study  | Owen Hall 102

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Hydro Happy Hour | Bombs Away Cafe

Friday, October 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | 2013 College of Forestry Alumni Fellow Seminar: "The Collaborative Leadership Imperative in 21st Century Natural Resource Management" Featuring Martin Goebel, OSU | Richardson Hall 107 | Free

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  |  CUAHSI's Fall 2013 Cyberseminar Series Presents Multidisciplinary Approaches to Investigating River Processes "Arsenic in Deep Groundwater: InSAR and hydromechanical Modeling in the Mekong Delta"- Laura Erban, Stanford University | CUAHSI website


·         Thank you to all participants in the Columbia River Treaty Review process

U.S. Entity staff members extend big thanks to each stakeholder who participated in the recent public discussions on the Draft Regional Recommendation of Columbia River Treaty Review process.  In total, over 300 people attended the meetings in Spokane, Boise, Helena, Olympia and Portland during September and October.  Many in the OSU water community invested significant time and effort to attend one or more of the meetings.  Staff members truly appreciate each participant’s contributions to the ongoing regional conversation about the Treaty’s future.

The public comment period on the Draft Regional Recommendation remains open through this Friday, Oct. 25.  The Entity has received about 20 comments to date, and they want to insure that everyone who wants to make comments has the chance to do so.  Your ideas and feedback are important, so please submit your comments to this website:  http://www.bpa.gov/applications/publiccomments/OpenCommentListing.aspx .

You can also see comments submitted to date on this website.  Entity staff will compile and post all comments and a summary of the meetings mentioned above in early November.  Please check back at http://www.crt2014-2024review.gov/CurrentMeetingMaterials.aspx .

Under the Canadian / BC Hydro Info section on our website, you can find links to Canadian websites about the current Canadian review process, including their recently released draft recommendation.  For more information, go to:  http://blog.gov.bc.ca/columbiarivertreaty/.

Thank you again to all of those who participated in the Columbia River Treaty Review process!



‘Perfect storm’ of factors blamed for colony collapse (Capital Press: The West’s Ag Website)

AURORA, Ore. — An Oregon State University bee expert said that it is wrong to blame colony collapse disorder on neonicotinoid insecticides.  Ramesh Sagili, an assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture at OSU, said that exposure to neonicotinoids and other pesticides is just one of many factors contributing to the recent decline in bee populations Growers can help limit bee losses to pesticides by choosing insecticides with low toxicity to bees, avoiding spraying plants during bloom, and protecting water sources from pesticide contamination, Sagili said.

Article link: http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131018/ARTICLE/131019899



 de Terra BF, Hughes RM, Francelino MR, Araújo FG (11/2013) Assessment of biotic condition of Atlantic Rain Forest streams: A fish-based multimetric approach Ecological Indicators   OSU author: Hughes

Houtz EF, Higgins CP, Field JA, Sedlak DL (07/2013) Persistence of Perfluoroalkyl Acid Precursors in AFFF-Impacted Groundwater and Soil Environmental Science & Technology   OSU author: Field

 Tesi T, Miserocchi S, Acri F, Langone L, Boldrin A, Hatten JA, Albertazzi S (8/2013) Flood-driven transport of sediment, particulate organic matter, and nutrients from the Po River watershed to the Mediterranean Sea Journal of Hydrology   OSU author: Hatten
Thorpe SA, Smyth WD, Li L (9/2013) The effect of small viscosity and diffusivity on the marginal stability of stably stratified shear flows Journal of Fluid Mechanics   OSU authors: Smyth and Li

Warren DR, Keeton WS, Bechtold HA, Rosi-Marshall EJ (10/2013) Comparing streambed light availability and canopy cover in streams with old-growth versus early-mature riparian forests in western Oregon Aquatic Sciences   OSU author: Warren


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

OSU Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) 11/11/2013

NSF: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (LOI: 10/04/2013) 11/12/2013

NSF: Integrated Earth Systems (IES) 11/14/2013

NSF: Applied Mathematics 11/15/2013

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



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

NSF: Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Research 02/13/2014


Faculty Research Assistant, OSU School of Civil and Construction Engineering (Corvallis, OR) (Deadline: October 31, 2013)

Civil/Water Resources Engineer, Parametrix Inc. (Portland, OR) (Open until filled)

Water Agency Hydrogeologist II/III, The County of Sonoma (Santa Rosa, CA) (Open until filled)

Water Director, City of Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) (Deadline: November 3, 2013)

(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.

"The Future of the Concrete Channel" 1-Day Conference | Thursday, November 21, 2013 | David Brower Center, University of California-Berkeley Campus

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



International Hydrogeology Conference on Advances in Water Resources Development and Management (AWRDM) - 2013 | Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013 | Chandigarh, India

Produced Water Reuse Initiative 2013, Rocky Mountains | Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | Denver, CO

International Water Week 2013 Conference | Monday, November 4, 2013 - Friday, November 8, 2013 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.