Monday, May 17, 2010
OSU Water Events this Week
Today, May 24
Eric Andersen thesis defense for the degree of Masters of Science in Water Resources Science will be on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in room
Tuesday, May 25, 12:00-1:30 pm - Life Cycles: Sustaining the Flow of Water, Fish, and Human Cultures Spring Hydrology Seminar Series (special late addition to the series, note location) | 116 Weniger Hall
Wednesday, May 26, 1:00 pm - M.S. Thesis Defense: A Bayesian Network for Prioritizing Restoration of Aquatic Connectivity | Student Eric Anderson, Water Resources Science | Rm 1007 Kelley Engineering
Wednesday, May 26, 4:00-5:20 pm - The California Critical Zone Observatory, Spring Hydrology Seminar Series | Speaker: Jan Hopmans, Professor and Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, University of California - Davis | ALS 4000 | Please sign up online or contact Carole Abou-Rached (email@example.com) if you would like to meet individually with the speaker.
Water Community Announcements
Register now for the Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Workshop
The workshop will be held following the CUAHSI 2nd Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering in Boulder, CO, July 21-22 and is sponsored by NSF, CUAHSI, CTEMPs, OSU and U. Nevada-Reno. Instructors are John Selker (OSU BEE) and Scott Tyler (Nevada-Reno). Cost: $150 USD includes snacks, lunch, and materials. A $75 discount for the first 25 current students. FMI: Susan.Atkisson@oregonstate.edu.
OSU Water in the News
Global Insider: The Nile River Basin (World Politics Review, 5/17/10) - In an e-mail interview, Aaron Wolf, a professor at Oregon State University specializing in water resources policy and conflict resolution, explains the longstanding issues and prospects for Nile Basin water-use negotiations.
Recent OSU Water Publications
For Faculty: Funding Opportunities
NSF: Informal Science Education (ISE) Preproposal due: 6/24/2010. (Full Proposal due: 11/18/2010).
(for a longer list of water-related RFP's visit the IWW website.)
For Students: Funding Opportunities
Check out Science Magazine's Science Careers Section and its report, Go with the Flow A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities.
Other Items of Interest
The May 20th print edition of the Economist features a special report on water.
Other Upcoming Campus Events
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
Thursday, June 3, 4 p.m. Biogeochemical Interactions between Microorganisms and the Environment. Speaker: Sherry Cady, Department of Geology, Portland State University | Gilfillin Auditorium
Thursday, June 3, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm, Burt 193, Trials and Tribulations of Measuring Methane and Greenhouse gases with eddy covariance (intended for a specialized audience) | Dr. Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley
Friday, June 4, 9:30-10:30, Weniger 247 - Meetings of faculty interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education research (including udergrad, grad, free-choice, and school-based) | RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 4, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm + plus reception, Gilfillan Auditorium: "Can planting trees offset carbon emissions? Science & ecology of carbon offsets" (intended for a wide-audience) | Speaker: Dr. Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley
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
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
Wednesday, June 9 - Role of Riparian Shading in Meeting Water Quality Requirements (City of Corvallis TMDL Alternatives) | 6-8:30 pm | Main Fire Station Meeting Room (Council Chambers)
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
Institute for Water and Watersheds
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