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


Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.


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

Jarvis, WT (09/2011) Unitization: a lesson in collective action from the oil industry for aquifer governance Water International Abstract OSU authors: Jarvis

Wyrick, JR, Klingeman PC (2010) Proposed fluvial island classification scheme and its use for river restoration River Research and Applications Abstract OSU authors: Klingeman

Falke, JA, Fausch KD, Magelky R, Aldred A, Durnford DS, Riley LK, Oad R (09/2011) The role of groundwater pumping and drought in shaping ecological futures for stream fishes in a dryland river basin of the western Great Plains, USA Ecohydrology Abstract OSU authors: Falke

Błȩdzki, LA, Bubier JL, Moulton LA, Kyker-Snowman TD (09/2011) Downstream effects of beaver ponds on the water quality of New England first- and second-order streams Ecohydrology Abstract OSU authors: Moulton

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 

NSF: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) 11/18/2011


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


For Students: Funding Opportunities


Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowship 12/01/2011


USDOD: The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program 12/01/2011 

NGO: Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Scholarships 01/06/2012 


Job Opportunities

(All New!)

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.)

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