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Monday, May 24, 2010
Spring Term - Week 9

OSU Water Events this Week

Tuesday, May 25, 12:00-1:30 pm - 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 | 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: Dr. 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 (abouracc@onid.orst.edu) if you would like to meet individually with Dr. Hopmans.

Thursday, May 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Data Sharing Workshop hosted by the H.J. Andrews IT Team | This workshop is for anybody (grad student, PI, etc.) in any stage of their research to learn how to plan, manage, and share their data with the Andrews community.  For anyone doing research at the Andrews this workshop is a great learning opportunity and an essential aspect of Andrews research.  Please bring a data set to work with at the workshop. FMI: Travis Roth, rothtra@engr.orst.edu | Richardson 203

Monday, May 30 - Deadline to submit a letter of interest for a Hydrophiles Officer position. 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.



Photo of Roy HaggertyDr. Roy Haggerty (Geosciences) has been named the first recipient of the Hollis M. Dole Professorship in Environmental Geology at Oregon State University! An installation ceremony was held on Friday, May 21 with more than 60 colleagues, current and past students, friends and family members attending.

Dr. Haggerty has been an integral part of the OSU water community since 1996 teaching groundwater geology and flow modeling courses, and leading research projects on hyporheic flow, nitrate transport, and other groundwater geology topics. His insight and collaborative work style is appreciated by colleagues and students alike - the OSU Water Community extends a warm congratulations to him on this well-deserved honor!

THe Hollis M. Dole Professorship in Environmental Geology honors the distinguished OSU alumnus whose career included appointments as Oregon State Geologist and as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Mineral Resources. He was instrumental in writing the rules and regulations for offshore drilling for oil and gas in the coastal areas of Oregon before other states had such regulations.


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.


Nominations Requested for the Library Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Would you like to recognize one of your hard working undergraduate students? Consider nominating them for a Library Undergraduate Research Award. Typically there are two awards: a $1000 scholarship awarded to an upper division undergraduate and a $1000 scholarship awarded to a lower division undergraduate from Oregon State University. To be eligible, students must have written their papers or completed their research projects as part of their course work at OSU during the 2010 calendar year (Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall term).  Although the application deadline is January 31, 2011 the library encourages submissions now for papers and projects written during the winter/spring terms. FMI: Jennifer Nutefall, Associate University Librarian (Jennifer.Nutefall@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8527).


OSU Water in the News

Small towns struggle to fix aging sewage systems (MSNBC, 5/22/10) - “I think we are reaching a point over the next 10 years where it could become really serious,” said Kenneth J. Williamson, professor of environmental engineering at Oregon State University and vice chairman of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission.

Nature Conservancy floods fields in hopes of helping wildlife and farmers (LA Times, 5/19/10) - Researchers at Oregon State University are studying benefits to farmers and birds.

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.

Oregon turns up drip irrigation option to save water (Western Farmer-Stockman) - Oregon State University researchers and farmers are turning to drip irrigation to deliver water in an effort to fight waste.

Recent OSU Water Publications

Title: Soil moisture effects on the carbon isotope composition of soil respiration
Authors: Phillips, CL; Nickerson, N; Risk, D; Kayler, ZE; Andersen, C; Mix, A; Bond, BJ
Source: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 24 (9): 1271-1280
Published: May 2010

Title: Protecting sediment-sensitive aquatic species in mountain streams through the application of biologically based streambed sediment criteria
Authors: Bryce, SA; Lomnicky, GA; Kaufmann, PR
Source: Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29 (2): 657-672
Published: JUN 2010

Title: Perspectives on next-generation technology for environmental sensor networks
Authors: Benson, BJ; Bond, BJ; Hamilton, MP; Monson, RK; Hans, R
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8 (4): 193-200
Published: MAY 2010

For Faculty: Funding Opportunities

Hydrologic Synthesis Capstone hosted by CUAHSI and the CUNY Environmental Cross-Roads Initiative (Theme: Historical Human-Water Interactions in the Northeast United States: Dynamics in a Water-rich Environment; July 15-16, 2010) . Applications from early career individuals (post-docs and faculty) from the following disciplines involved in water-related research are being accepted for travel stipends to participate in the symposium: hydrology, ecology, economics, geography, history, anthropology, sociology, urban planning. 6/10/2010

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.

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

CUAHSI travel grants available to attend July 19-21 CUAHSI Biennial Science Colloquium in Boulder CO. Abstracts due May 31 and travel support requests due June 30.


Job Opportunities

(all new!)

Check out Science Magazine's Science Careers Section and its report, Go with the Flow A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities.

Restoration Assistant paid internship Long Tom Watershed Council (closing 6/15/10)

Bonneville Environment Foundation Business Development Representative focused on generating new business opportunities with BEF's Water Restoration Certificate product (closing 6/11/10)

Post-doctoral Hydrologist/Watershed Scientist, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Sciences


Other Items of Interest

Several New Water and Climate Reports Available...

The May 20th print edition of the Economist features a special report on water.

Three new National Research Council reports: Advancing the Science of Climate Change, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

Quality of Water from Public-Supply Wells in the United States, 1993–2007 by the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program


Other Upcoming Campus Events

New! Tuesday, May 25, 4 pm, MU Journey Room - Communicating More Effectively About Climate Change, A seminar and discussion lead by Miriah Russo.

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

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 paula.dungjen@oregonstate.edu

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

Wednesday, May 26 - Corvallis Forest Tour | Pre-registration required. | FMI: Ken.McCall@ci.corvallis.or.us

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.

New! 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.

New! Thursday June 17-Friday June 18 - Thistle Dig in Upper Klamath Lake, opportunity for a water-related service learning opportunity in connection with other OSU Hydrophiles.

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


National and International Events and Conferences

New! July 11-16 - 2010 Gordon Conference on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media | Bates College, Lewiston, ME -- still time to apply!

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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Corvallis, Oregon 97331

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