Senior Attorney; Director, Western Water Program
Adam Schempp joined ELI as a Staff Attorney in 2007. He leads the Institute’s work on water allocation and use in the U.S. Much of Mr. Schempp’s research focuses on water resource management, specifically identifying opportunities to meet conservation and sustainability objectives through existing laws and potential legal developments. Mr. Schempp also has worked extensively on other topics, including TMDLs and CWA 303(d) listing under the Clean Water Act, marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management of marine resources, and routine program changes under the Coastal Zone Management Act. Prior to joining ELI, Mr. Schempp clerked in the legal department of the Denver Water Board and for the Native American Rights Fund.