H2OSU - October 22, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012
(Fall Term, Week 5) 

 

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, October 22, 4-5 pm, Burt Hall 193, Water Resources: New Scenarios and Perspectives - Professor Luis Antonio Bittar Venturi Prof. Dr. do Departamento de Geografia - FFLCH - USP Coordenador do Programa de Pós Graduação em Geografia Física

Tuesday, October 23, 4-5 pm, Burt Hall 193, Water Conflict and Cooperation - Aaron Wolf, CEOAS and GEM Research Seminars Series

Wednesday, October 24 - Thursday, October 25, CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, October 24, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Taking on Water: Challenging the Inner Hypocrite - Wendy Pabich, Water Futures Inc.

Thursday, October 25, 7-9 pm, LaSells Stewart Center (Construction/Engineering Hall),Global Climate Change: Role of Indonesian Archipelago and Global Challenges - Fulbright Distinguished Scholar lecture presented by Dr. Indroyono Soesilo, the Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for People’s Welfare for the Republic of Indonesia

 

UPCOMING OSU WATER EVENTS

Monday, October 29, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 32, Willamette prespawn mortality project: probing the depth of knowledge - Mike Colvin, OSU

Tuesday, October 30, 5:30-8:00 pm, del Alma Restaurant (136 SW Washington #102), OSU Climate Network World Cafe - Meaningful Conversations Across Disciplines - The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Environmental Humanities Initiative

Wednesday, October 31, 4-5 pm, Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000, Public Utilities and Corporations: the next love story? - Sally Duncan, OSU, School of Public Policy

Thursday, November 1, 12-1 pm, Gilmore Annex Conference Room, Hydrophiles Brownbag - Hanford

Friday, November 2, 3-4 pm, Off Campus, Advances in Geophysical Tools for Estimating Hydrologic Parameters and Processes - Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines - CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminar Series

Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.

 

WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  Oregon farm pollution act goes under the spotlight (OregonLive.com) 

In 1993, Oregon passed its landmark agricultural water quality management act, a law that requires farmers and ranchers protect streams from harmful runoff. 

But Zollner Creek illustrates the limits of the law, which has relied largely on sporadic complaints for enforcement and cooperative landowners for improvements, leaving holes that threaten water quality.

Oregon's Department of Agriculture recently assessed Zollner and seven other creeks in agricultural areas to gauge streamside buffers statewide. About a third clearly did not meet state standards, with another fifth at the margin. Nearly 20 years after the act, ODA concluded, there remains a "widespread lack of awareness of the water quality program and what is required."

 

  • New online course offered winter term: WRP 509: PRACTICUM - Practical Solutions to Water Conflict.

This non-traditional, online water resources course, explores tools, models, and applies collaborative decision-making processes to water resource management. It’s a course that provides practical solutions to help manage water conflict. Emphasis is on self-directed practical application of community-based natural resources. 

 

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Kratzer JF, Warren DR(10/2012) How much temporal replication do we need to estimate salmonid abundance in streams? Fisheries Management and Ecology Abstract OSU author: Warren 

  

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences 12/05/2012 

NSF: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) 12/15/2012 

Foundation: McDonnell (James S) Foundation - Collaborative Activity Awards 

Foundation: Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program 

NSF: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Type 2 and 3 Projects 01/14/2013 

USEPA: Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management 01/15/2013 

NSF: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology 01/17/2013 

Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water 01/31/2013 

 

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

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NSF: SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) 10/29/2012 

Foundation: CUAHSI - Let’s Talk about Water Challenge Grant 10/31/2012 

NASA: The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Research Internship Program 11/01/2012 

State of Oregon: Graduate Student Travel Award 11/01/2012 

PhD scholarships at Aarhus University Department of Agroecology 11/01/2012 

Foundation: Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Program 11/05/2012 

Foundation: Oregon Sea Grant - Contaminants in Oregon Waters and Tsunami Marine Debris 11/05/2012 

NSF: East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)11/08/2012 

NSF: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) 11/08/2012 (LOI: 10/05/2012) 

NSF: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) 11/09/2012 

Foundation: River Restoration Northwest Symposium Scholarship 11/15/2012 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

(All New!)

Principal Engineer - Strategic Asset Management in Water, AECOM (Melbourne, Australia) (open until filled) 

Tenured Faculty Position in Engineering Water Systems, Michigan Tech (Houghton, MI) (closes 12/15/2012)

Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology, Pennsylvania State University Geosciences Department (University Park, PA) (open until filled)

Assistant Professor of Earth Surface Process Modeling, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) (open until filled) 

Senior Engineer, Water Resources, State of California Water Resources Department (Sacramento, CA) (closes 10/31/2012) 

Water Microbiologist II, County of Hawaii (Hilo, Hawaii) (closes 10/26/2012)

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (Ecosystem Program Coordinator), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (Salem, OR) (closes 10/31/2012)

Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Database and Reporting Specialist), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (Salem, OR) (closes 10/31/2012)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES 

Hydropower in Montana Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012 |Missoula, MT 

19th Western Water Law Conference - Most Current & Critical Issues Facing the West |Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012 Las Vegas, NV 

The Cutting Edge of Temperature Measurement in Earth Sciences Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations of Distributed Temperature Sensing for Environmental Sensing Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Sunday, December 2, 2012 |Stanford University, Stanford, CA 

Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists Friday, December 7, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada 

 (View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities Friday, November 9, 2012 Fort Worth, TX 

AWRA's 48th Annual Water Resources Conference Monday, November 12, 2012 -Thursday, November 15, 2012 Jacksonville, Florida 

American Water Summit 2012 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Thursday, November 15, 2012 Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago's O'Hare Airport 

2012 AGU Fall Meeting Monday, December 3, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 San Francisco, CA 

 
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