Water is what we do.
Since 2002, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment’s faculty and staff have brought multi-disciplinary expertise to complex, real-world, water-related challenges. We are geographers, biologists, engineers, social scientists, urban and regional planners, strategists, and experts in community engagement and public policy. We are dedicated to helping our partners find economic, social, cultural, and environmental resilience.
In 2012, The Meadows Foundation contributed a transformational gift to Texas State University, providing endowments for three chairs, two professorships, research and scholarships. This gift has proven invaluable to our team and to the organizations and the people we serve. And as a result of that partnership, today our work stretches from West Texas to West Africa.
The Meadows Center is the only organization of its kind in Texas. Our headquarters are located on the site of an environmentally, culturally, and archaeologically significant resource, Spring Lake, which serves as a living laboratory, a community center, and an irreplaceable educational resource.
As a vital part of Texas State University, The Meadows Center brings together departments and research centers to both engage in scholarly inquiry and to provide practical science-based opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. Further, we are committed to sharing that knowledge and information with the community at large.
Our future depends on water. The Meadows Center is steadfast in its mission to find and share holistic, multi-disciplinary, practical, and science-based solutions to real-world challenges. Across Texas and around the world, our work is water. We do that work through research, stewardship, education, and service.