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Monday, May 10, 2010
Spring Term - Week 7

OSU Water Events this Week

Wednesday, May 12, 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm - Climate and vegetation water use efficiency at catchment scales, Spring Hydrology Seminar Series  | Speaker: Peter Troch, Professor, Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona |  ALS 4000

Wednesday, May 12, 5:20 pm (after the seminar) - Hydrophiles Service Learning Working Group Meeting. A time to exchange information on various opportunities with water-related projects, and to make plans to move forward. Open to all HP members. | ALS 4000. | FMI: Bridget Brown

Thursday, May 13, 4:00-5:00 pm - Benno P. Warkentin Lecture: Colloid Mobility in Soils: When Little Things Matter  Presenter - Dr. Michael L. Thompson, Professor in Soil Mineralogy and Chemistry, Iowa State University |   ALS 4000

Monday, May 17, 9:00-10:00 am - Stream Team: Linking groundwater pumping for irrigation to stream habitat: Is there a future for fish in western Great Plains streams?  | Speaker: Jeff Falke, NOAA Fisheries | 10  Nash Hall 


Water Community Announcements

Jay Zarnetske.Jay Zarnetske Receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

Jay's paper was titled: Labile Dissolved Organic Carbon Availability Controls Hyporheic Denitrification: a 15N Tracer Study and he presented at the 2009 Fall AGU Meeting. Jay is a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Geosciences & the Water Resources Graduate Program. This is the second year in a row that he has received this award. Congratulations Jay!


HydroGeoPhysics Opportunity through CUAHSI

Interested in collaborating with hydrologists and geophysicists? The CUAHSI HydroGeoPhysics facility is starting a new phase with opportunities for travel grants to support site-specific collaborations and new research partnerships. FMI contact Ty Ferre, University of Arizona.


OSU Water in the News

Scientists determine hatchery salmon threaten wild fish (OPB, 5/5/10) - It took years for Oregon State University scientists to determine that hatchery fish in Hood River created genetic problems for migrating wild fish. (See also Associated Press and Seattle Times)

Recent OSU Water Publications

Title: Seeing satellite data
Authors: Phipps, M; Rowe, S
Source: Public Understanding of Science 19 (3): 311-321
Published: MAY

Title: Characteristics of lipid tracer compounds transported to the Arabian Gulf by runoff from rivers and atmospheric dust transport
Authors:Rushdi, AI; Al-Mutlaq, KF; Simoneit, BRT; Al-Azri, A; DouAbul, AAZ; Al-Zarban, S; Al-Yamani, F
Source: Arabian Journal of Geosciences 3 (2): 113-131
Published: APR 2010

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

New! Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Grants for Collaborative Research on Environment and Health in China 5/30/2010.

NSF: Informal Science Education (ISE) Preproposal due: 6/24/2010. (Full Proposal due: 11/18/2010).

NSF Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS). 7/7/2010.

USDA AFRI: Economics of Markets and Development. 7/7/2010.

USDA AFRI: Prosperity of Small and Medium-sized Farms and Rural Communities. 7/14/2010.

New! U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Broad Agency Announcement (no deadline)

NSF: Developing Global Scientists and Engineers, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) 9/15/2010.

(for a longer list of water-related RFP's visit the IWW website.)


For Students: Funding Opportunities

(all new!)

$500 CUAHSI Student Travel Grants to attend Biennial Colloquium in Boulder, CO, July 19-21, 2010. Available to all grad students who present a poster (poster abstracts due 5/31 and travel support requests due 6/30.) FMI: busmgr@cuahsi.org.

Water Leaders Scholarships, International Water Centre, Australia (due 8/1/10)

Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Students (due 6/1/10 for Fall start)

Developing Global Scientists and Engineers, Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP)) (apply at any time)


Job Opportunities

(all new!)

Analyst, Regional Climate Impacts (Victoria, BC) (closing 5/19/10)

Post Doctoral Fellow, Schoold of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University (focus on predicting climate change impacts on water resources and potential management-based adaptation strategies) (review begins 5/24/10)

Office Manager and Outreach Coordinator, Corvallis Environmental Center (open until filled)

Chief, Basic Systems in Hydrology Division, World Meteorological Organization (Geneva)

Geomorphologist, BLM vacancy announcement # BR-PN-DE-RTS-10-174 (closing 6/5/2010)

District Manager, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (closing 6/7/10)

Executive Director, Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (Salem) (closing 6/15/10)

Other Items of Interest

(none this week)


Other Upcoming Campus Events

Tuesday, May 18, 4:00-5:00 pm - The Role of Salmon Safe in Greening AgroEcosystems, Horticulture Seminar | Speaker: Jude Law, Salmon Safe  |  ALS 4000

Tuesday, May 18, 5:00-6:30 pm - Hydrocareers: A panel discussion on careers in water science, engineering, and policy  |  129 Wilkinson Hall

Wednesday, May 19, 4:00-5:20 pm - So what's new about transpiration? and Water geochemistry of the Angelo Coast Mountain Reserve in the high frequency time domain, COAS Frontier Seminar and Spring Hydrology Seminar Series  |  Gilfillan Auditorium

Monday, May 24, 9:00-10:00 am - Stream Team: Stream temperature, buffer design, and upstream/downstream correlations? Speaker: Liz Cole, OSU, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management   |  10 Nash Hall  |  Free

Tuesday, May 25, 12:00-1:30 pm - Life Cycles: Sustaining the Flow of Water, Fish, and Human Cultures Spring Hydrology Seminar Series   |  116 Weniger Hall

Wednesday, May 26, 4:00-5:20 pm - The California Critical Zone Observatory, Spring Hydrology Seminar Series |  ALS 4000

Monday, May 30 - Deadline to submit a letter of interest for a Hydrophiles Officer positions. Elections will take place during the Spring BBQ on June 2. There are two vacant positions (Vice-President and Secretary / Web Developer). Details of positions are listed on the HP website.

Wednesday, June 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Biogeochemistry of a contaminated aquifer: Microbial roles and genomic goals (CGRB Seminar). Eugene Madsen, Department of Microbiology, Cornell University. Host: David Myrold, Crop and Soil Science | ALS 4001

Wednesday, June 2, 4:00-5:20 pm - Quantifying flow and reactive transport in the heterogeneous subsurface environment: From pores to porous media and facies to aquifers, Spring Hydrology Seminar Series |  ALS 4000

Wednesday, June 2 - Hydrophiles Annual Spring BBQ | Details TBA | Location: Jeff McDonnell's house. | Hydrophiles board-member elections will take place at the BBQ.

Thursday, June 3, 4 p.m. Biogeochemical Interactions between Microorganisms and the Environment. Speaker: Sherry Cady, Department of Geology, Portland State University | Gilfillin Auditorium

Monday, June 7, 9-10 am - Stream Team: Food web ecology meets enzymology: A proposal and some preliminary data | Speaker: Allison Evans, OSU, Fisheries & Wildlife | 10 Nash Hall


Regional Events and Conferences

Tuesday, May 11, 7:30-9:30 pm - Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming | Speaker: Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the Pennsylvania State University | Linfield College, McMinnville

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.Contact Mikkel Leslie (lesliem@onid.orst.edu) for more info or to coordinate on transportation. | There is a preconference workshop on Aquifer Storage and Recovery.

Saturday, May 22 - Prescription Drug Turn in Event | Benton County Fairgrounds.

Saturday, May 22 - Walk 4 Water Corvallis | Benefit for Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association, specifically their work focused on water, sanitation, & watershed management.

Friday, June 4 - Algae: Impact on Water Treatment Operations, Utility Management, and Public Health | Sponsored by the American Water Works, Pacific Northwest Section | Salem, OR

Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 - Got Water? Managing It for the Future
A Forum on Our Regional Water Supply
| First Unitarian Church, Portland | RSVP to Nancy Matela at nancy.matela@gmail.com.

Friday, June 11 - Wet your Whistle in the Watershed | Fundraiser co-hosted by the Calapooia Watershed Council | Calapooia Brewery, Albany

Tuesday, June 15-Wednesday, June 16 - PNW Climate Science Conference | Topics: Climate in the PNW: Past, Present, Future; Climate Impacts on: Hydrology & Fresh Water, Terrestrial/Aquatic/Marine Species & Ecosystems, Managed Resources & Human Systems; Greenhouse Gas Sinks & Fluxes; Human Responses & Policy Initiatives | Abstracts due May 10, 2010 | Cost $40, free for students.

Monday, June 14-Friday, June 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.

September 28-30 - Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society 2010 Annual Meeting | Collier State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon


National and International Events and Conferences

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.

July-26-30 - CSP3185 - Managing Water for People and Nature: Environmental Flows | Short course offered at the USFWS, National Conservation Training Center; Shepherdstown, WV



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