<P>FALL 201214 A $1 million gift from The Meadows Foundation is helping establish a $10 million center at Texas State University that will focus on water research and waters importance to the environment. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, formerly the River Systems Institute, was founded in 2002 with support from The Meadows Foundation, which recognizes Texas State as a leader in environmental preservation. The Texas State University System Board of Regents authorized the name change in August 2012. At an August news conference in Austin, the Dallas-based foundation indicated it intends to continue funding the center over the next four years. University and foundation of?cials say this will account for $5 million of the cost. The initial $1 million gift will fund an endowment that supports work of the centers director, Andrew Sansom. Texas State will seek other philanthropic gifts and state funds to cover the balance needed to support the new center. The gift is directly related to The Meadows Foundations strategic plan for the environment, which places a priority on environmental issues focused on water quantity and quality, land and habitat conservation, sustainable energy and environmental awareness. We are deeply grateful to The Meadows Foundation for its support of water and the environment in Texas, says Texas State President Denise Trauth. The foundation has been a generous supporter of the university for many years and is dedicated to improving the environment in our state. Water is a core value at Texas State and The Meadows Center is uniquely poised to be a leader in this country on that topic by combining research, steward- ship, education and service. The Meadows Center will collaborate with other entities at Texas State, including the nationally recognized Department of Geography and the Aquatic Resources program in the Department of Biology. Other collaborations will involve research centers at other univer- sities in Texas and around the world. Establishing the center is a critical step toward our goal of preserving a sustainable supply of water to support the needs of Texas residents, wildlife and natural habitats by providing scienti?c research on which to base sound water management policies in Texas, says Linda Perryman Evans, president and CEO of The Meadows Foundation. The new center has well-established ties with other entities and is supported by the three Texas agencies that address water- related issues: the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. This gift truly transforms our work, says Andrew Sansom, The Meadows Center director. The Meadows Foundation com- mitment will enable us to build on our success; expand research into key areas such as water conservation, environmental ?ows, watershed protection and environmental education; and make a major contribution in the years ahead to both the economic prosperity and the environment of Texas. When fully funded, The Meadows Center will include a conservation leadership endowment for the centers director, two endowed chairs and two endowed professorships. Additionally, the Meadows Endowed Graduate Fellows program will bring outstand- ing students to Texas State for learning and research opportunities. Sansom has developed a number of programs for water and environmental research with support from The Meadows Foundation, other donors and governmental entities. One of Texas leading conservationists, Sansom is the author of six books and former executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and The Nature Conservancy. He has received numerous national awards, including the Pugsley Medal from the National Park Foundation, the Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Seton Award from the National Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Algur H. and Virginia Meadows established The Meadows Foundation in 1948 to assist the people and institutions of Texas to improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations. Since 1991, the foundation has contributed more than $2 million to Texas State, including gifts to the universitys water initiatives, its Mathworks program and the Center for the Study of the Southwest. Water is the only substance without which no life can exist, says Trauth. It is clearly the most critical natural resource issue facing Texas in the coming generation and, thanks to The Meadows Foundation, Texas State will assume an even larger and more effective role in addressing it on behalf of future generations. —Matt Flores (wide)views Meadows gift spurs new $10 million center for water, environmental research Of?cials from Texas State University and The Meadows Foundation pose with the new logo for The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. From left are Bruce Esterline, Andrew Sansom, President Denise M. Trauth, Meadows President and CEO Linda Perryman Evans, Lee Rouse and Mike McCoy. 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