H2OSU: November 5, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012
(Fall Term, Week 7) 

 

OSU WATER EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, November 5, 9-10 am, Nash Hall 32, Stream temperature under changing environment- magnitude of influence of different heat budget factors - Mousa Diabat, GeoSciences, OSU

Wednesday, November 7, 4-5 pm, ALS 4000, Water scarcity in hydro‐economic models: Comparing Willamette Water 2100 and the Klamath- William Jaeger, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, OSU

Thursday, November 8, 9:00am, Wilkinson Hall 203, Gaining leverage in freshwater management through savvy use of shallow aquifers- Phil Neumann's thesis defense

Friday, November 9, 3-4 pm, Off Campus, A Visionary Perspective for Instrumentation in Hydrology - CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminar Series -John Selker, Oregon State University

 

UPCOMING OSU WATER EVENTS

Monday, November 12, 9:00am-10:00am, Nash Hall 32, “Why is it so dark in here? Am I in a riparian plantation or do I have my head up my . . . ?” -Tom Spies and Gordie Reeves, USFS Pacific Northwest Forests Experiment Station

Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Burt Hall 193, Modeling the Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills from Deep-water Wells -Jim Graham, CEOAS- GEM Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Kerr Administration Building B008, Applying and interviewing for a post-doc position -Women in Science Fall Work

Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, Various locations, USGS Cyanobacteria Webinar- Cyanobacteria Monitoring in Kansas

Wednesday, November 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ALS 4000,Rivers of Ideas: Keynes' dams, Hayek's meanders, and Aristotle's regimes- Martin Doyle, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

Thursday, November 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Gilmore Annex Conference Room, Hydrophiles Brownbag Politics and Water

Friday, November 16, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Wilkinson Hall 203, Alison Doniger's Thesis Defense- Establishing Irrigation Criteria for Cultivation of Veratrum californicum

Friday, November 16, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Various locations, Monitoring Hydroecologic Change in a Restored Riparian Wetland: A Need for Improved Soil Moisture Measurement Technology - Steve Loheide, University of Wisconsin-Madison CUAHSI Fall Cyberseminar Series

 Look ahead on our online osu water events calendar.

 

WATER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Hydrophiles are looking for mentors!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Hazel Owens (email: Hazel.Owens@oregonstate.edu). Sign up by Friday November 5, 2012. It’s only for an hour and there is no training required.  Mentoring is just an opportunity for the incoming cohort to talk candidly about classes, the program of study, Corvallis, OSU, etc. with hip, young folks like ourselves.

Hope to see you there!


 OSU WATER IN THE NEWS

  • Well users can have water tested for nitrates (Corvallis Gazette Time)

The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering free well water nitrate screenings for well owners.

A portion of the southern Willamette Valley has been designated as a Groundwater Management Area by the Department of Environmental Quality due to elevated nitrate levels in well water. It is especially important for households with pregnant women or newborns to test for nitrate because of a rare type of blue-baby syndrome, but all homes with private wells should be aware of their nitrate level.

For a free nitrate screening, bring half a cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container. You may either wait for your results (the test takes five to 10 minutes if the well water clinic is not busy), or leave your contact information for the results to be delivered after the clinic date.

In Corvallis, bring a sample anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to the OSU Extension Service of Benton County office at 4077 S.W. Research Way in Corvallis for screening. Located at 4077 S.W. Research Way in Corvallis.

For more information, call 541-766-3556 or see the OSU Extension Service website at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton.

 

RECENT OSU WATER PUBLICATIONS

Withey JC, Lawler JJ, Polasky S, Plantinga AJ, Nelson EJ, Kareiva P, Wilsey CB, Schloss CA, Nogeire TM, Ruesch A et al. (11/2012) Maximising return on conservation investment in the conterminous USA Ecology Letters Abstract OSU author: Plantinga

Swanson RD, Singha K, Day-Lewis FD, Binley A, Keating K, Haggerty R (2012) Direct geoelectrical evidence of mass transfer at the laboratory scale Water Resources Research Abstract OSU Author: Haggerty
 
Kelsey EP, Wake CP, Yalcin K, Kreutz K (09/2012) Eclipse Ice Core Accumulation and Stable Isotope Variability as an Indicator of North Pacific Climate Journal of Climate Abstract OSU author: Yalcin
 
Maynard JJ, Dahlgren RA, O’Geen AT (10/2012) Quantifying spatial variability and biogeochemical controls of ecosystem metabolism in a eutrophic flow-through wetland Ecological Engineering Abstract OSU author: Maynard  

 

FOR FACULTY: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NSF: Hydrologic Sciences 12/05/2012

NSF: Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps) 12/15/2012

Foundation: McDonnell (James S) Foundation - Collaborative Activity Awards

Foundation: Wells Fargo Environmental Grant Program

USDOD: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) 01/08/2013

NSF: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Type 2 and 3 Projects 01/14/2013

USEPA: Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management 01/15/2013

NSF: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology 01/17/2013

(Visit the IWW funding database for more funding links...)

 

FOR STUDENTS: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Foundation: ACS Public Policy Fellowship Programs 12/31/2012

NSF: NSF STEM Scholarships for students in Water Resource Science and Engineering degree programs at OSU 01/04/2013

AWWA Abel Wolman Fellowship 01/05/2013

AWWA Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) 01/05/2013

AWWA Thomas R. Camp Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Holly A. Cornell Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA American Water Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Black & Veatch - Building a World of Difference Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Malcolm Pirnie Graduate Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA MWH Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Charles “Chick” Roberts Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Hazen and Sawyer Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Mueller Systems Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Echologics Scholarship 01/05/2013

AWWA Neptune Scholarship 01/05/2013

USEPA: Performance and Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Management Approaches in the Urban Context: A Philadelphia Case Study 01/08/2013

NSF: Law & Social Sciences (LSS) 01/15/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Political Science 01/15/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics 01/15/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics 01/16/2013

USDA: USAID Title II Development Food Assistance Programs 01/16/2013

NSF: SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) - Economics 01/18/2013

Foundation: Oregon Best Red List Design Challenge 01/18/2013

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Policy and Research Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Suva, Fiji) (closes on November 26, 2012)

Fisheries Development Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (Noumea, New Caledonia) (closes on November 29, 2012)

Natural Resource Specialist 4 (Ecosystem Program Coordinator), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (Salem, Oregon) (Deadline: 11/09/2012)

Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Database and Reporting Specialist), Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (Salem, Oregon) (Deadline: 11/09/2012)

Assistant Profession Position, College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental
Geosciences (Charleston, S.C) (deadline: January 6, 2013)

Assistant Profession Position, the University of Tennessee College of Engineering (Knoxville,TN) (deadline: January 2, 2013)

Assistant Profession Position, Clemson University Department of Environmental Engineering andEarth Sciences (Anderson, SC) (deadline: December 16, 2012)

(All New!)

 

REGIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES 

21st Annual Oregon Water Law Conference | Thursday, November 8, 2012 - Friday, November 9, 2012 | Portland, OR

Professional Grant Development Workshop | Monday, November 12, 2012 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Portland State University

SERDP Funding Opportunities Webinar | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Various locations

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Cal/Val Workshop #3 | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012 | Oxnard, CA

Hydropower in Montana | Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012 | Missoula, MT

19th Western Water Law Conference - Most Current & Critical Issues Facing the West | Thursday, November 15, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV

The Cutting Edge of Temperature Measurement in Earth Sciences Principles, Applications, Operational Factors, and Demonstrations of Distributed Temperature Sensing for Environmental Sensing | Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Sunday, December 2, 2012 | Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Explaining Complex Hydrogeological Issues | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

NGWA Geothermal Forum: Business Success Through Excellent Performance | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

(View the complete calendar of external events online.)

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

Environmental Isotopes in Groundwater Resources and Contaminant Hydrogeology | Thursday, November 8, 2012 - Friday, November 9, 2012 | Orlando, Florida

Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities | Friday, November 9, 2012 | Fort Worth, TX

Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities | Friday, November 9, 2012 | Texas Wesleyan School of Law Fort Worth, TX

AWRA's 48th Annual Water Resources Conference | Monday, November 12, 2012 - Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Jacksonville, Florida

American Water Summit 2012 | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago's O'Hare Airport

2012 AGU Fall Meeting | Monday, December 3, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 | San Francisco, CA |

NGWA 2012 Groundwater Expo's | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, NV

2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - Friday, December 7, 2012 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Geohazards and the Role of Groundwater and Surface Water | Friday, December 7, 2012 | Columbus, Ohio

AGU Short Course - Launching an Academic Career: A 1-Day shortcourse for PhD students and Post docs | Saturday, December 8, 2012 | Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

International Conference on Fresh Water Governance for Sustainable Development | Monday, November 5, 2012 - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg,South Africa

Water resources in the arid and semi-arid regions: challenges and prospects. Case of the African continent. | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - Friday, November 16, 2012 | Beni Mellal, Morocco

1st Guatemalan Hydrogeological Congress | Monday, November 19, 2012 - Saturday, November 24, 2012 | Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA

4th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technologies and Policies | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Adelaide, Australia

 

 

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