H2OSU - October 24, 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011
(Fall Term, Week 5)
OSU Water Events This Week
Wednesday, October 26, 1-3 pm, Richardson Hall 115, Hydrophiles Planning Sessions, What would you like to see happen this year? How can Hydrophiles better serve the OSU water community? We want to hear your ideas and see who else might be interested in making these ideas happen!
Wednesday, October 26, 4-5 pm, Kelley Engineering 1001, Getting a Water Plan that is Both Good and Right: The Oklahoma Experience, Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Will Focht, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma; Director, Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute, Environmental Institute, Environmental Science Graduate Program
Thursday, October 27, 10:30-12:30 pm, Gilmore Lounge, Hydrophiles Planning Sessions, What would you like to see happen this year? How can Hydrophiles better serve the OSU water community? We want to hear your ideas and see who else might be interested in making these ideas happen!
Upcoming OSU Water Events
Monday, October 31, 9-10 am, Nash 404, Fish and Wildlife Monday Morning Meetings, Predicting the distribution and abundance of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) redds across a complex riverscape: a spatially continuous approach, Jeff Falke, USGS FRESC Corvallis Research Group
Wednesday, November 2, 4-5 pm, Kelley Engineering Center 1001, Stakeholder Learning to Action Networks: Using Collaborative Learning to Inform Models of Coupled Human-Natural Systems Water Resources Research Seminar: At the Interface of Science and Policy, Samuel Chan, OSU Sea Grant Extension and WW2100 Broader Impacts Team Lead and Mary Santelmann, SLAN member)
Friday, November 4, 9:00-10:30 am, Kerr Administration Building B008, Women in Science - Fall workshop series - Negotiating terms of employment
Water Community Announcements
Open Channel Hydraulics will be offered Winter term; and is changing course numbers from CE 640 to CE 544. The change in course number will not impact the content of the class, or the students eligible to take the class. For more information contact Dr. Hill.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Internship Program is accepting applications (due 11/1/2011) for the Spring 2012 session. CEQ interns work on a number of issue portfolios and gain experience in communications and media relations, legislative affairs, and policy outreach.
OSU Water in the News
The Earth Times recently published an article called Severe drought permanently alters ecosystems; in which severe, repetitive cycles of drought are shown to potentially cause “catastrophic regime change” in ecosystems, making it unlikely that many species will manage to recover. The article is a summary of a new eight-year study published recently in the journal Freshwater Biology by Oregon State University professor David Lytle and doctoral candidate Michael Bogan.
Recent OSU Water Publications
Argerich, A, Haggerty R, Martí E, Sabater F, Zarnetske J (2011) Quantification of metabolically active transient storage (MATS) in two reaches with contrasting transient storage and ecosystem respiration Journal of Geophysical Research Abstract OSU authors: Argerich, Haggerty, Zarnetske
For Faculty: Funding Opportunities
NSF: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) 11/14/2011
State of Oregon: Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) 11/14/2011
NSF: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) 11/15/2011
NSF: Applied Mathematics 11/15/2011
(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)
For Students: Funding Opportunities
USDOD: The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program 12/01/2011
NGO: Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Scholarships 01/06/2012
Director of Environmental Studies (expertise in biology or geology), Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) (closing 12/15/2011)
Water Resources Engineer, Center for Watershed Protection (Ellicott City, MD) (closing 11/6/2011)
Hydrologist/Programmer, The Western States Water Council (WSWC) (Murray, UT) (closing 11/11/2011)
Hydrogeologist, CH2M HILL (Santa Ana, CA) (open until filled)
Natural Resource Spec 3 (Water Quality Specialist), Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Division (Medford, OR) (closing 11/4/2011)
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Water Resources Engineering, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) (closing 2/1/2012)
Climate -Assistant or Associate Professor (Job # 9922), Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) (open until filled)
Regional Events and Conferences
Oregon Water Law Institute--Pros & Cons of Conservation Easements and Water Quality and Toxics | Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | OSU Extension--Klamath Falls, OR
Impacts of FEMA Floodplain Mapping: Regulatory Changes and Implications for Local Jurisdictions and Property Owners | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | World Trade Center Portland, OR
The 11th annual Northwest Stream Restoration Design Symposium | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington
National and International Events and Conferences
CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS) webinars - Component-based Modeling using the HydroModeler Plug-in | Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | All webinars will be recorded and posted to the CUAHSI HIS site.
Second International Conference - Groundwater Resources Management: Adaptation Measures to Water Scarcity: Science and Policy Responses | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - Saturday, December 3, 2011 | Irvine, CA
18th Annual Western Water Law Conference [New Developments in the Western States] | Thursday, December 1, 2011 - Friday, December 2, 2011 | Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa--Phoenix, AZ
(View the complete calendar of external events online.)
News & Awards