Regina M. Buono
Title: Nonresident Scholar, Center for Energy Studies
Office Phone: (713) 348-2217
Regina M. Buono is a nonresident scholar at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Buono previously served as the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at CES. Prior to that, she was an associate with McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP, in Austin, Texas, focusing her practice in the areas of water, administrative, and endangered species law. She has also worked in various roles with the Texas legislature and as a consultant to oil and gas companies, designing a habitat credit exchange to achieve compliance with the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Her research interests include water governance, water and energy, urban resilience, and adaptive governance and law as related to nature-based solutions to environmental challenges. During the summer of 2019, she participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, working with the Governance in Transition subgroup of the Risk and Resilience section to advance her research on law and nature-based solutions.
Buono received a B.A. in international relations and political science and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Arkansas, a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and an M.Sc. in water science and governance from King’s College London. She is currently a doctoral candidate in public policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
my research and publications
- 02/04/2016 - Policies and Opportunities to Confront Climate Change
- 12/07/2015 - Summary: Water and Energy Workshop
- 11/12/2015 - Reducing flood damage in Houston
- 12/13/2016 - Looming Conflicts? Energy Reform Priorities and the Human Right of Access to Water in Mexico
- 07/27/2016 - From the ‘What?’ to the ‘How?’ in the Water-Energy Nexus
- 04/26/2016 - Climate change after Paris
- 04/14/2016 - Using Brackish Groundwater
- 02/04/2016 - Confronting Climate Change
- 07/25/2017 - Advanced Materials, Technologies, and Complex Systems Analyses: Emerging Opportunities to Enhance Urban Water Security
- 12/06/2018 - A comparative study of water-related issues in the context of hydraulic fracturing in Texas and Spain
- 01/21/2020 - Regulating Water Security in Unconventional Oil and Gas
- 09/29/2015 - Climate Lecture Series Summary
- 08/19/2015 - The WOTUS Rule: Overdue Necessity Or Unnecessary Overburden?
- 10/22/2014 - Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle
- 12/22/2014 - Congressional Interference Undermines Efforts to Conserve the Greater Sage-grouse
- 06/10/2015 - Managing Brackish Groundwater
- 05/18/2015 - Easing Texas' Path to Aquifer Storage