Stanford Experts

Leon Szeptycki

Executive Director, Water in the West Program


(650) 721-3047



Leon Szeptycki is an attorney who specializes in water quality, water use and watershed restoration. His work includes issues related to stream flow restoration in the context of the Western appropriative rights system and increasing human demands on water. Over his career, he has worked on a broad range of matters related to the restoration of river health and water quality on a landscape scale. He is professor of the Practice at the  Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and executive director of the Water in the West project.