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Jiedine Phanbuh   


Jiedine Phanbuh   


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
University of Massachusetts Boston

Undergraduate School
St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, India

Massachusetts Water Resources Commission

Vandana Rao, Director of Water Policy

Joe Curtatone, President, Massachusetts Clean Energy Council, Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member, and former Rappaport Urban Scholar and Rishya Narayanan, Climate Change Communications Strategist, Conservation Law Foundation and 2019 Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Jiedine will be working with the Massachusetts Water Resource Commission on laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. Massachusetts ranks number 13 out of the 50 US states on The Alliance for Water Efficiency’s scorecard which ranks states based on their adoption and implementation of state-level water related laws and policies. Although 13 is a good ranking there is room for improvement and Jiedine will be making policy recommendations which make sense for Massachusetts and which are cost effective.