Happy Hour / food and beverages (http://www.scholzgarten.net/menu_page_2010.html): 6-7 pm
Socializing and informal discussions on current events: 6-7 pm
Announcements and program begin at 7 pm
Topic: “Texas Water Crisis: We Can’t Build Our Way Out of It”
Presenter: Andrew Sansom
Andrew Sansom, one of Texas’ leading conservationists and former Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and of the Texas Nature Conservancy, is currently serving as Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. 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 1000 volunteer water monitors in rivers and streams throughout the State. For his commitment to the management and protection of natural resources, Andy Sansom is a recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award, The Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Pugsley Medal from the National Park Foundation, the Seton Award from the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencie, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nature Conservancy. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Austin College and Texas Tech University.
Consider carpooling or taking a Cap Metro bus (http://www.capmetro.org/planner/) to the meeting.
Free parking is available after 6pm on San Jacinto, Trinity, and nearby streets.