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This calendar compiles OSU events related to water and watersheds. Events are sponsored by many departments. For more information about the IWW and water-related education and research at OSU visit: http://water.oregonstate.edu
Updated: 9 hours 8 min ago

Tribes, Water, and Policy

9 hours 8 min ago
Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Following a 30-year adjudication process, the Klamath Tribes were recently recognized as the senior water rights holders on three major tributaries to the Klamath River. Drought in the basin has prompted negotiations among stakeholders to devise an acceptable strategy for managing water to protect fish habitat and sustain local agriculture.


This special event is designed to bring a  unique opportunity to the OSU community, allowing OSU to hear from key tribal representatives who are directly involved in negotiating the historic agreements. Don Gentry, Chairman of the Klamath Tribes, and Kris Fischer, Research Biologist for the Klamath Tribes in Southern Oregon and Northern California, will speak about their personal interactions between tribal governments, non-tribal governments, and research institutions throughout this negotiation process, the components and objectives of the Basin Restoration Agreements, and their vision for the future of the Klamath River.  

 

*Funding provided by SORCE


Monday Morning Meeting

9 hours 8 min ago
Monday, November 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Julia Jones, CEOAS

9 hours 8 min ago
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Willamette Water 2100 Webinar: Climate Change and Upland Forest Dynamics in the Willamette River Basin

9 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Abstract:

As the potential magnitude of anthropogenically-driven climate change becomes clearer, it is increasingly desirable to anticipate impacts of projected climate change on forest ecosystems and forest landscapes. Notable impacts of climate change on forests will include alteration of the disturbance regime, changes in tree species composition, and shifts in the geographic distribution of vegetation types. These potential impacts have been studied using climate change scenarios and a variety of empirical or process-based modeling approaches, but projections of climate change impacts have generally not included the role of land use. For the Willamette Water 2100 Project, we have applied an agent-based landscape simulation model (Envision) to assess potential climate change impacts in the Willamette River Basin (WRB). Envision accounts for harvesting, fire, and land use change. To incorporate climate change impacts, we have integrated it with results from a dynamic global vegetation model (MC2), driven by climate scenarios developed for the 5th IPCC report. Our goal is to evaluate the sensitivity of forest area, biogeography, rates of fire, rates of harvest, and forest age class distribution to three climate change scenarios. The related influences on basin-wide evapotranspiration are also being simulated and are of interest in evaluating the future WRB water budget.

Dr. Turner's research is part of the Willamette Water 2100 Project.

WRGP Fall Seminar Series - Jon Souder

9 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for the Water Resources Graduate Program's Fall Seminar Series

Jon Souder from the Coos Watershed Association will join us to discuss: "Stream and Watershed Restoration: The Implementation Quandry."

Wednesday, November 5 at 4 pm in Kearney Hall, Room 305

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Students can enroll for credit under Seminar WRP 507 (CRN 14547)and Journal Club WRP 505 (CRN 15364)

People Matter: The Role of Affect and Relationship in Student Engagement

9 hours 8 min ago
Friday, November 7, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As one of the first points of entry for students in the academic world, faculty can become some of the most influential figures in a student’s college experience. In the larger picture of student engagement, faculty can also play pivotal roles in a student’s sense of belonging within their academic communities. Dr. Denise Wilson, Associate Professor of Engineering Education at University of Washington, and her team have spent five years exploring the role of student belonging on academic engagement at five diverse institutions across the country. Join us as we hear about the important roles that student-faculty and peer relationships can play in both the undergraduate and post-graduate experience. 

This event is hosted by the College of Engineering and the Center for Resesarch on Lifelong STEM Learning. Refreshments will be provided.  

 http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/people-matter-role-affect-and-relationship-student-engagement

Monday Morning Meeting

9 hours 8 min ago
Monday, November 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WRGP Fall Seminar Series - Sarah Bates

9 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for the Water Resources Graduate Program's Fall Seminar Series

Sarah Bates from the National Wildlife Federation and the Center for natural Resources and Environmental Policy, Montana will join us to discuss: "TBA."

Wednesday, November 12 at 4 pm in Kearney Hall, Room 305

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Students can enroll for credit under Seminar WRP 507 (CRN 14547)and Journal Club WRP 505 (CRN 15364)

Monday Morning Meeting

9 hours 8 min ago
Monday, November 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WRGP Fall Seminar Series - Lori Kramer

9 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for the Water Resources Graduate Program's Fall Seminar Series

Lori Kramer from Oregon State University's Department of Sociology will join us to discuss: "TBA."

Wednesday, November 19 at 4 pm in Kearney Hall, Room 305

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Students can enroll for credit under Seminar WRP 507 (CRN 14547)and Journal Club WRP 505 (CRN 15364)

CEOAS - Special Seminar - Grace Chang, Managing Scientist Integral Consulting Inc.

9 hours 8 min ago
Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Chang is a a consultant in limnology and oceanography at Integral Consulting Inc.  She has more than 20 years of experience performing site assessments, including hydrodynamics, sediment transport, particle dynamics, and marine hydrokinetic energy. Dr. Chang has managed programs involving field operations, data processing and analysis, and numerical modeling for environmental characterization, observational monitoring, scientific research, and technology development.

In addition to her seminar, Dr. Chang will be available to speak with students about her experience in academia, in the private sector and non-profit environmental organizations after the seminar.

Water on Tap

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A new opportunity to learn more about H2O in a relaxed, informal environment. Speakers will present water-related talks to a diverse audience. It is an opportunity to engage the broader Corvallis community about important ideas in water management. Buy a brownie, pull up a pint from Oregon Trail Brewery, meet locals interested in water issues, and support a local business and community resource. This month, students working on the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database will present a series of talks on their work.

If you are interested in presenting a 25-minute or 50-minute talk at a future event, please contact Brett Boisjolie.

CEOAS - WR Seminar - Matthew Weber, US Environmental Protection Agency: Western Ecology Division

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday Morning Meeting

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Monday, October 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM




 

CEOAS - GEM Seminar - Jenna Tilt, CEOAS

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cultivating a STEM-Ready Society

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Friday, October 31, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Storksdieck, Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. 

The complex problems we face in the 21st century revolve around STEM-related issues. Resolving them will require enhanced research as well as a STEM-Educated workforce and public.

RSVP to 541 737 2226 or email karla.rockhold@oregonstate.edu.

For more information visit: http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu/stem-ready 

Willamette Water 2100 Webinar: Modeling the Human Side of Water Scarcity in the Willamette Basin

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Abstract

To predict the when, where, and how of future water scarcity in the Willamette Basin we have developed a model that integrates natural system components of water supply with the human system components of water demand. Constructing an economic model for the human side of this system presents a number of challenges. Some of these are different from and others are similar to the challenges faced by those modeling the biophysical system components.

This seminar will describe some of those challenges, and explain how we have tried to address them. We’ll describe the models we have constructed for agricultural water use and urban water use. These two models have empirical and theoretical underpinnings, and they have strong similarities as well as important differences. In both cases, the models represent powerful tools for addressing questions about future water scarcity: first, they provide a basis for predicting how the demand for water will grow in the future as human and natural systems change; second, these same models represent a way to quantifying the impact of water availability on social values in terms of the costs or benefits of changing water scarcity, as well as the costs and benefits of policy actions aimed at mitigating water scarcity.

Dr. Jaeger's work is part of the Willamette Water 2100 Project.

 

WRGP Fall Seminar Series - Laura Condon

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for the Water Resources Graduate Program's Fall Seminar Series

Laura Condon from the Colorado School of Mines will join us to discuss: "The Role of Regional Scale Water Management in Natural Systems: Connections, Interactiosn and Feedbacks."

Wednesday, October 1 at 4 pm in Kearney Hall, Room 305

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Students can enroll for credit under Seminar WRP 507 (CRN 14547)and Journal Club WRP 505 (CRN 15364)

Hydrophiles Fall BBQ

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Thursday, October 2, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

It's that time again to get the grill going and celebrate the new water year - Hydrophiles style!

Do you like beer? How about grilled food and delicious side dishes? How about beer and food while hanging out with cool people? Are you alive and living in Oregon? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the Annual Hydrophiles Fall BBQ.

Friends, family, and pets are all welcome! This is an excellent chance to catch up with your fellow water lovers, make new connections, and pay your $10 annual dues. Hydrophiles gear will also be available for purchase.

Food will be provided, but please feel free to bring additional grill-ables, side dishes, beverages, and a plate/cup to reduce trash.  

WRGP Fall Seminar Series - Brent Steel

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:11am
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for the Water Resources Graduate Program's Fall Seminar Series

Brent Steel from Oregon State University's department of Policital Science will join us to discuss: "Sustainable Rural Communitites and the Urban-Rural Divide in Oregon."

Wednesday, October 8 at 4 pm in Kearney Hall, Room 305

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Students can enroll for credit under Seminar WRP 507 (CRN 14547)and Journal Club WRP 505 (CRN 15364)