The ELI Western Water Program is an effort to advance sustainable water management throughout the states of the Western U.S. by identifying and explaining the success of sound water laws, highlighting regulatory obstacles to water use efficiency, and devising comprehensive and adaptive water policies. Adam Schempp, Director of the Western Water Program, leads ELI’s efforts to:
Advance effective implementation of existing laws and regulations governing water management;
Explore options for improving the responsiveness of water laws to changing supplies and demands; and
Develop policy strategies for capitalizing on market influences that improve water use and distribution.