ESSIC Director and AOSC Chair Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm was a featured speaker at the CMNS-sponsored “Science on Tap” event held in November 2018 at the Milkboy ArtHouse in downtown College Park.
The new after-hours lecture series–a partnership between the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS), the UMD Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and MilkBoy ArtHouse—provides discussion of science and technology in a relaxed social atmosphere, accompanied by food and drink.
Miralles-Wilhelm’s lecture was titled “Water, soil, vegetation, and climate: How nature can teach us to live on a budget.”
A hydrologist and water resources engineer, Miralles-Wilhelm conducts research on water, sustainability and climate. He has worked on problems related to surface water and groundwater; physical, chemical and biological processes in aquatic ecosystems; climate-hydrology-vegetation interactions in ecosystems; water resources management in urban and agricultural watersheds; stormwater management; and water quality control.