Monday, April 12, 2010
Water Events this Week
Monday, April 12 - A new tracer to measure metabolically active transient storage in streams | Stream Team Seminar | Alba Argerich, OSU, Geosciences Department | 9 a.m. | 10 Nash
Tuesday, April 13 - Poster Submission Deadline for the H.J. Andrews Annual Student Symposium (to be held April 20) - All students are welcome, the Graduate Representatives welcome questions: Travis Roth <email@example.com> Monica Hubbard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wednesday, April 14, 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm - Variations in spatial precipitation patterns in the Sierra Nevada, California: Implications for hydrologic modeling and water resource planning | Speaker: Jessica Lundquist, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington | Part of the Spring Hydrology Seminar Series: Breakthroughs in Hydrology Monitoring: from Pore to Watershed Scales | Agricultural & Life Sciences 4000.
Important Water Community Announcements
New Seminar added to Hydrology Seminar Series
Life Cycles: Sustaining the Flow of Water, Fish, and Human Cultures Speaker: Brian Richter, Ph.D., Co-Director, Global Freshwater Program The Nature Conservancy, Charlottesville, Virginia. Coming up on May 25, 12-1:30 pm in Weniger 116.
OSU Water in the News
Talking water issues (Argus Observer, 4/8/10) - A lack of funding for modernization of irrigation systems is part of the challenge, Malheur Experiment Station Superintendent Clint Shock said. Shock later said Oregon State University has been a leader on this side of the state in developing integrated policies and strategies but complained that it has received little support or recognition for its efforts.
Recent OSU Water Publications
(none this week)
For Faculty: Funding Opportunities
New! NSF: Macrosystems Biology 9/16/2010.
(for a longer list of water-related RFP's visit the IWW website.)
For Students: Funding Opportunities
AWRA $2K Scholarships (undergrad and graduate students). Application due 4/23/10.
Student travel awards for the Pacific Northwest Section American Water Works Association Meeting in Tacoma in May. Applications due Today!
Summer Temporary Ecologist (GS-0408, Grade 5/7) or Physical/Environmental Scientist (GS-1301, Grade 5/7) (wetlands) USEPA Corvallis
Director, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE) and Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI)
Field Services Division Administrator, Oregon Water Resources Department (Salem)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden)
Other Items of Interest
(none this week)
Other Related Campus Events
New! Wednesday April 28 - Title IX: From Sports to Science and Engineering How Does It Affect You?| Speaker: Carla Todenhagen, Attorney and Engineer. Women in Science and Engineering | 5:30 pm | 212 Kearney Hall (with dinner)
Regional Events and Conferences
New! Tuesday, April 13 - Reducing Your Water Bill | Two speakers (David Sandrock and Tammie Stark) and displays on rainbarrels, water conservation and the link between water conservation and a cleaner river. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters | 7-9 pm | Corvallis Benton Public Library Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 13 - Public Gray Water Forum | A chance for the public to provide input to the Citizens' Advisory Committee that is creating recommendations for DEQ to use when writing the rules to regulate exterior graywater re-use. This Committee was created by the legislature in 2009. Hosted by Recode Oregon and BPS. | 2-5 p.m. | Lovejoy Room, Portland City Hall, 1221 Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland.
New! Wednesday, April 14, 7-8 pm - Calapooia Watershed Council Meeting | Brent Steele (OSU Political Science) will speak about “Stakeholder Processes and Engagement” . | Brownsville Community Room behind City Hall, 255 Main St.
Thursday, April 15 - Deadline for abstracts for the 2010 Columbia River Estuary Conference - Abstracts relevant to adaptive management of Lower Columbia River Estuary ecosystems to benefit salmon and other species are welcome. The conference will be May 25-26, 2010 in Astoria.
Friday, April 16 - Saturday, April 17 - OSU/MHCC Water School | Oregon State University Extension Service, Oregon Sea Grant and Mt. Hood Community College host a two day mini-college on sustainable living, watershed stewardship, and water-related topics. | Gresham, Oregon.
Thursday, April 22 - Friday, April 23 - Annual Meeting of the Oregon Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils | Redmond, Oregon.
Thursday, May 6 - Friday, May 7 - Bretz Club | This inaugural event was inspired by the wildly successful Gilbert Club, with a Pacific Northwest twist. It is intended to bring together Oregon geomorphologists and encourage new ideas, new friendships, and new collaborations amongst our fellow Oregonians. | HJ Andrews Experimental Forest
New! Wednesday, May 12 – Friday, May 14 - Pacific Northwest Section American Water Works Association Meeting in Tacoma | The cost for registration is $100 and includes membership to AWWA. Student travel awards deadline March 12 - today! Last word is that they have received very few applications. Contact Mikkel Leslie (email@example.com) for more info or to coordinate on transporation.
June 14-18 - Water Governance and Conflict Management 2010 | This Water Governance and Conflict Management course offers an opportunity for water resources professionals and graduate students to learn about current and leading-edge ways to work effectively in contentious water situations. | The course is also available online via Extended Campus.
National and International Events and Conferences With Local Ties
New! April 14 and 22 - Webinars on Google Earth, Google Maps, KML, mashups, APIs, and publishing GIS maps on-line. |Sponsored by Ecosystem-based Management Tools Network | 2-3:30 pm US EDT/11 am-12:30 pm US PDT/6-7:30 pm GMT
July 19-22 - Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI) Biennial Colloquium | Gordon Grant (USFS, OSU-Geosciences) will give the meeting's M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman Lecture. | Boulder, Colorado.
July 22 - Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Down to Earth: Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations for Environmental Sensing | Workshop sponsored by NSF, CUAHSI, CTEMPs, OSU, UN-R | Instructors: John Selker (OSU BEE) and Scott Tyler (Nevada-Reno) and Cost: $150 USD includes snacks, lunch, and materials. A $75 discount for the first 25 current students. | The workshop will follow the CUAHSI Colloquium. |FMI: Susan.Atkisson@oregonstate.edu. | Boulder, Colorado.
November 30 - December 2 - 1st International Conference and Exploratory Workshop on Soil Architecture and Physico- Chemical Functions “CESAR” | The mission of CESAR is to create and stimulate basic research into the physics, chemistry, and biology of soils that will significantly advance our understanding of the factors that contribute to soil quality and its ability to sustain vital functions across a range of scales, thereby providing strategic knowledge to decision makers regarding production, environmental health, and climate issues. | Meeting will be held at the Research Centre Foulum, Denmark. | Abstracts due September 1, 2010. | Announcement forwarded by Dorthe Wildenschild.
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