H2OSU: October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013
(Fall Term, Week 2)



Monday, October 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Stream Team Monday Morning Meeting: Paul Mayer, Corvallis EPA Lab Buried streams and the loss of ecosystem services in urban watersheds | Nash Hall 32

6:30 PM - 8:50 PM | Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Program Volunteer Training | Grace Lutheran Church Ronnenkamp Hall (435 NW 21st Street), OSU Extension Benton County.

Tuesday, October 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Mary Santelmann
“Biogeography: Geography of Life in Space and Time”
| Wilkinson Hall 108

Wednesday, October 9, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Fall 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series
"Genius of Place: Applying biomimicry to urban storm water management" Faye Yoshihara, Portland State Univeristy
| Owen Hall 102

Saturday, October 12, All Day | River Extravaganza Weekend! McKenzie River rafting trip | Off campus

Sunday, October 13, All Day | River Extravaganza Weekend! Stream Access and Water Safety Training: South Fork of the Santiam River  | Off campus


  •  Symposium Student Internship Opportunity!

An opportunity exists for students to volunteer and participate in the River Restoration Northwest Symposium.  The 13th annual symposium will be held February 4-6, 2014 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington.  This symposium brings together multi-disciplinary professionals in the science and practice of river restoration planning and design.  For more information on the symposium please visit the Symposium section of our website.

Student interns will have a unique opportunity to work with river restoration professionals at the symposium.  Interns will be responsible for assisting with activities such as compiling symposium materials and helping with registration and presentations.  Interns will be expected to be on site from 3pm Sunday February 2 through Thursday February 6 and will be responsible for their meals on Sunday and Monday and all travel costs (Monday lunch and all other meals will be provided).  Each intern will be required to pay $100 for symposium registration and will receive shared lodging for the duration of the symposium.  RRNW will support up to 6 student interns.  Interested students should send their name, school and a brief description (no more than five sentences) of why they are interested in volunteering to:  volunteer@rrnw.org by October 15, 2013.

  •  New Online Course: Introduction to Water Diplomacy

Date: 21 Oct - 17 Nov 2013

Cost: USD $600

Course Description:

This online course will help raise participants’ awareness on the current state of freshwater resources worldwide and the need for adequate diplomatic solutions to foster cooperation around the management of water. It will provide knowledge resources, circumstantial experiences, and a cadre of tools to a variety of stakeholders towards enhancing their skills with aim to assess, prevent, and respond to the tensions arising from extreme situations of water scarcity and mismanagement worldwide. Such negotiation- and mediation-oriented experiences will be relevant to the great water pressures of our time and will serve to increase both short and longer term cooperation around water through shared benefits, inclusive multi-stakeholder agreements, and sustainable transboundary institution building.

To learn more see attachment and visit https://www.unitar.org/event/introduction-water-diplomacy

  •   Calapooia Watershed Restoration Tour

Saturday, October 19th from 9am-1pm

Join staff from the Calapooia Watershed Council on a tour of a number of their recent projects.  Participants will visit projects where landowners have partnered with CWC to enhance streamside conditions by planting native vegetation and improve habitat with in-stream log placement.  Landowners living along the Calapooia River will discuss their experiences and what motivated them to become involved with the Council.  Attendees will learn about how to manage invasive species, reduce stream erosion, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat through a host of programs CWC can help implement. 

Meet at Calapooia Watershed Council Office (136 Spaulding Ave, Brownsville, OR) at 8:45am. 

Remember to wear boots, dress for the weather, and bring food and water.

To RSVP, contact Lance Wyss at 541-466-3493 or lwyss@calapooia.org.



  • Benton County Forum to Focus on the Environment (Benton County Board of Commissioners News Release)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Water quality will be the primary topic of this year’s Fall Forum sponsored by the Benton County Environmental Issues Advisory Committee.

With the theme Rivers to Roofs, the event – scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., in Corvallis – will feature speakers discussing a variety of water topics and announcing the Benton County Sustainability Award winner as well as the first-ever selection for the Benton County Environmental Award.

The Benton County Sustainability Award winner is selected by the Benton County Sustainability Committee and is designed as an internal organizational award to recognize sustainability oriented achievements and contributions among Benton County employees and programs. The Benton County Environmental Award is a broader community award, and the winner is selected by the Benton County Board of Commissioners. In its inaugural year, there are nine nominees for the Environmental Award. In addition to the awards, the following presentations will be on the agenda:

    Healthy Streets and Stormwater Systems, by Iris Benson with the city of Corvallis;

    Biochar Water Filtration Products, by John Miedema; and

    Benton County Stormwater Management, by Adam Stebbins with Benton County Public Works.

The event is free and open to the public. Those in attendance will be invited to express their interests in environmental issues affecting Benton County. For more information, those interested can contact Laurie Starha at 541-766-6002.

For further information, contact:

Rick Osborn, Public Information Officer, Benton County Board of Commissioners

(541) 766-6082, rick.osborn@co.benton.or.us



Rupp DE, Mote PW, Bindoff NL, Stott PA, Robinson DA (03/2013) Detection and attribution of observed changes in Northern Hemisphere spring snow cover Journal of Climate Abstract OSU authors: Mote and Rupp


NSF: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation - Broadening Participation in STEM Education Research Proposals 10/18/2013

NSF: Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems (EPAS) 10/23/2013

 NSF: Physics of Living Systems (PoLS) 10/23/2013

NSF: Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR) 10/30/2013

 OSU LL Stewart Faculty Development Fund 10/31/2013 

NSF: Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) (Engineering Directorate) 10/31/2013

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

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



CUAHSI Pathfinders Graduate Fellowship 10/18/2013

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships 11/01/2013

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


Geoscientist (Supervisor), The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Ground Water Quality Bureau (GWQB) (Santa Fe, NM) (Open until filled)

Hydrologist (Supervisor), The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Ground Water Quality Bureau (GWQB) (Santa Fe, NM) (Open until filled)

Environmental Restoration Planner, The Klamath Tribes’ Research Station: Sprague River Water Quality Lab (Chiloquin, OR) (Open until Filled)

Fisheries Biologist, The Klamath Tribes’ Research Station: Sprague River Water Quality Lab (Chiloquin, OR) (Open until Filled)

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Integrated Water Resources and Hydrologic Systems Engineering, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) (Application review begins October 2013, Open until Filled)

Utilities Deputy Director, City of Bellevue (Bellevue, WA) (Deadline: October 11, 2013)

Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Environmental Health Specialist), Drinking Water Services (DWS) (Springfield, OR) (Deadline: October 11, 2013)

Outreach Assistant, Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC) (Independence, OR) (Deadline: October 28, 2013)

Hydro Data Analyst (Postdoc Researcher), NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) (Boulder, CO) (Deadline: November 1, 2013)

Hydro Modeler (Postdoc Researcher), NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) (Boulder, CO) (Deadline: November 1, 2013)

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) (Deadline: November 15, 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.

Stormwater Management Forum: "Roofs to Rivers", Thursday, October 10, 2013, Corvallis/Benton County Library (645 NW Monroe Ave), Hosted by the Benton County Environmental Issues Advisory Committee.

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)



DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado) |  Application Deadline: February 28, 2013  

DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS) Symposium | Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 | La Foret Conference Center Colorado Springs, CO |  Application Deadline February 28, 2013

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