What: Texas' Water Crisis: We Can’t Build Our Way Out of It, by Andrew Sansom
When: April 9, 2013, at 7 p.m.; north dining room of Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin
Who: Andrew Sansom, the former executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Nature Conservancy, now serves as executive director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. At the Meadows Center, he coordinates university policy and research related to freshwater resources; manages the headwaters of the San Marcos River, the second-largest artesian spring in the Western United States; administers the most extensive freshwater environmental education program in Texas; and supervises the training and coordination of more than 1,000 volunteer water monitors in rivers and streams throughout the state.
At the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Sansom spearheaded a number of important programs, including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and a program to introduce urban children to nature and the outdoors.