Meadows Center director to moderate Texas Book Festival session

Andrew Sansom
Andrew Sansom

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
October 27, 2016

Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, will moderate a session at the Texas Book Festival with authors of the book The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People, David Todd and Johnathan Ogren, on Saturday, November 5.

The session, entitled “The Changing Texas Landscape,” will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Extension Room E2.016 at the Texas Capitol, with discussions that explore the book’s highly visual and deeply researched view of environmental changes that have occurred in Texas.

“One of the best things about our deep and diverse lineup is the opportunity for discovery,” says Lois Kim, the festival’s executive director. “We can’t wait for people to dive in and find their next favorite author at the festival, which is free to attend, thanks to the festival’s generous supporters and dedicated volunteer army.”

Covering the entire state, from Piney Woods bottomlands and Panhandle playas to Hill Country springs and Big Bend canyons, The Texas Landscape Project examines a host of familiar and not so familiar environmental issues. With more than 300 color maps and 100 other figures, the book seeks to give a geographic, visual, accessible look at major environmental events and conservation work in the state, touching on habitat, water, energy, wildlife and public health issues.

The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People is the latest addition to the Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Conservation Leadership Book Series, published by Texas A&M University Press and sponsored by The Meadows Center. This nine-book collection was established to illustrate strategies and diverse approaches to foster the protection of the natural world.

The Texas Book Festival takes place on Nov. 5-6 at the Texas Capitol in Austin and will feature more than 280 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about “The Changing Texas Landscape” session and the Texas Book Festival at

About The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment was named following a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation in August 2012. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is dedicated to environmental research, stewardship, education and service. It is run by renowned conservationist Andrew Sansom.