Monday, June 1, 2010
OSU Water Events this Week
Today, Tuesday, June 1
4:00-5:00 p.m. - Beyond the Black Box: Integrating Advanced Characterization of Microbial Processes with Subsurface Reactive Transport Models | Speaker: Tim Scheibe, National Ground Water Association Darcy Lecturer and Hydrology Technical Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | 200 Cascade Hall, University of Oregon | FMI: Qusheng Jin (email@example.com)
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
4:00-5:00 p.m. - 2nd Kiewit Lecture: Now is the Time | Speaker: Prof. Paul W. Jowitt, President, Institution of Civil Engineers (London) | The lecture will make the case for a 21st century engineering renaissance to build and rebuild our infrastructure. | Reception following | 112 Kearney Hall
4:00-5:20 p.m. - Quantifying flow and reactive transport in the heterogeneous subsurface environment: From pores to porous media and facies to aquifers, Spring Hydrology Seminar Series | Speaker: Tim Scheibe, National Ground Water Association Darcy Lecturer and Hydrology Technical Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | ALS 4000
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Hydrophiles Annual Spring BBQ | Location: Jeff McDonnell's house: 2670 NW Linnan Circle. Detailed directions are located on the HP website. Basic drinks and food will be provided. You are welcome to bring side-dishes to share. Hydrophiles encourages you to bring your own cup and plate, they will have extras available. Hydrophiles board-member elections will take place at the BBQ.
Thursday, June 3
9 a.m. - Disturbance, Incision and Channel Evolution: The Roles of Excess Transport Capacity and Boundary Materials on Channel Response | Speaker: Andrew Simon, Research Geologist, USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory | ALS 4001 | FMI: Desiree Tullos NOTE THE 9 a.m. START TIME - this a change from the original seminar announcement.
2 p.m. - Influence of Vegetation on Streambank Hydraulics | Speaker: Nicole Czarnomski, PhD Candidate, OSU - Water Resources Engineering | Wilkinson 203 | FMI: Desiree Tullos
4 p.m. Biogeochemical Interactions between Microorganisms and the Environment. Speaker: Sherry Cady, Department of Geology, Portland State University | Gilfillin Auditorium
Friday, June 4
9:30-10:30 a.m. - 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 | Weniger 247
Monday, June 7
9-10 a.m. - Stream Team: Food web ecology meets enzymology: A proposal and some preliminary data | Speaker: Allison Evans, OSU, Fisheries & Wildlife | 10 Nash Hall
Water Community Announcements
Don't forget, the Hydrophiles Spring BBQ is tomorrow after the Hydro Seminar!
See note on the calendar above or visit the Hydrophiles website for details and directions.
OSU Water in the News
(none this week)
Recent OSU Water Publications
Title: Variations of delta O-18 in rainwater from southwestern Oregon
For Faculty: Funding Opportunities
(listed by due date)
7/8/2010. NSF: Math and Science Partnership (MSP).
7/9/2010. NSF: Ecosystem Studies Program.
7/12/2010. Water Reuse Foundation: 2010 Unsolicited Research Program Request for Preproposals in Water Reuse and Desalination (Preproposal due: 3/8/2010).
Preproposal due: 7/14/2010. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) (Full Proposal due: 8/12/2010).
7/16/2010. NSF Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics.
(for a longer list of water-related RFP's visit the IWW website.)
For Students: Funding Opportunities
OSU Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity Grants for 2010-2011 (proposals due June 7).
The National Academies Research Associateship Program (Applications due August 1)
Resource Operations Analyst – Career or Associate, PacifiCorp (supporting hydro generation resource planning) (Portland)
Remote Sensing Field Technician, Watershed Sciences (Portland or Corvallis) (closing June 11)
Hydrologist, USFWS Klamath Falls (closing June 14)
Bureau of Reclamation Restoration Hydraulic Engineers, Hydrologists (up to four positions; #BR-PN-DE-RTS-10-189) Boise, ID (closing June 18)
Habitat Restoration Technician, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council (closing June 18)
Postdoc in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management (Universidad Austral de Chile) (closing June 30)
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Water Management (New Zealand) (closing July 2)
Field Biologist, Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program (LaGrande) (closing July 7)
Public Involvement/Education Coordinator, Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program (LaGrande) (closing July 7)
Senior Research Associate, Climate Change, Hydro-Conflicts and Human Security (UK) (closing June 15)
Other Items of Interest
"Stories from our Watershed" Film Contest Invites Short Film Entries
The films should focus "on the human, ecological and economic benefits of whole watershed restoration in the Northwest". There is $3,500 in prize money for two categories of filmmakers: 21-and-over and 20-and-under. Submission deadline: July 19. Contest sponsored by: Ecotrust, the NOAA, the BLM and others.
Other Upcoming Campus Events
Thursday, June 3, 3:30-4:15 p.m. - Trials and Tribulations of Measuring Methane and Greenhouse gases with eddy covariance | Dr. Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley | Burt 193
Friday, June 4, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm + plus reception - Can planting trees offset carbon emissions? Science & ecology of carbon offsets | Speaker: Dr. Dennis Baldocchi, UC Berkeley | Gilfillan Auditorium
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
Saturday, June 12 - Free Fishing Day | The Oregon Hatchery Research Center is looking for volunteers to help. Contact Ryan Couture for more information, email@example.com .
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.
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.
New! July 1 - Abstract Deadline for the 2010 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium (September 15-16 in Portland) | Sponsored by the Oregon Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Environment and Water Resources Group (ASCE-EWRG) and the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)
September 28-30 - Salvelinus confluentus Curiosity Society 2010 Annual Meeting | Collier State Park, Chiloquin, Oregon
National and International Events and Conferences
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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