Earth Matters Month: Fernando Mirrales-Wilhelm

Thursday, April 4, 2013; 7:00 pm
Haupert Union Building, Snyder Room

"Tales from a Hydrologist Going through a Mid-life Crisis: How a Sabbatical Lead to International Development Banking and a Focus on Sustainability"

Fernando Mirrales-Wilhelm: Director, NASA WaterSCAPES University Research Cente, Florida International University and Water and Sanitation Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank.

Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm is a hydrologist and water resources engineer with 20 years of experience in modeling of surface and groundwater hydrology, climate-hydrology-vegetation interactions, stormwater management and water quality modeling.

He has worked as a consultant in water resources projects in all five continents. He has published over 30 peer reviewed scientific journal articles in topics such as remote sensing of hydrologic cycle processes, climate change impacts on water resources, hydrology and vegetation in ecosystems, and collaborative participation in management of water resources.

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Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle Discussion with
Robbie Gemmel, film director

Thursday, April 18, 2013; 7:00 pm
Haupert Union Building, Prosser Auditorium

CAPE SPIN! is the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle over America’s largest clean energy project. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt. CAPE SPIN! tells the incredible tale of how America’s first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. 

Five years in the making, Cape Spin! “proves that environmental films can be seriously funny crowd pleasers and about much more than just the environment.”  Trailer:   

Question & Answer session to follow film with film director, Robbie Gemmel.

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