International Institute for Sustainable Development

Institut international du développement durable

 

Project Manager

Karla Zubrycki’s work in the Natural and Social Capital Program is focused on the topics of EcoHealth, water security, integrated water resources management, community sustainability indicators and the history of the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

She joined IISD after completing her Master’s thesis in which she explored the inclusion of civil society in news media coverage of Lake Winnipeg nutrient loading, and how patterns in coverage might affect good governance and democracy.

Ms. Zubrycki also uses skills gained during her time as a media practitioner to help develop outreach materials for the Natural and Social Capital Program. Prior to working at IISD, she was a communications assistant at Food Matters Manitoba, and a freelance writer for numerous publications, including various industry magazines, the Winnipeg Free Press and the Selkirk Journal.

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Affiliations

  • Member, Manitoba Master Composter Network.

Education

  • Degree in Communications (2006): University of Winnipeg/Red River Community College.
  • Master of Environmental Studies (2010): University of Waterloo.
Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in Saskatchewan
Paper: Karla Zubrycki, Dimple Roy (July 22, 2014)
Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in Manitoba
Paper: Daniella Echeverría, Darren Swanson, Karla Zubrycki, Dimple Roy (July 18, 2014)
Distilling Science at the Experimental Lakes Area: Climate change and water
June 10, 2014

This video describes research being conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), Canada, into the effects of climate change on lake ecosystems.

Cattails for Clean Community Waterways
April 28, 2014

In 2013, the City of Winnipeg and IISD embarked on a project to turn locally harvested cattail (Typha) and native prairie grasses into pellets to burn in a pellet stove located at ...

Distilling Science at the Experimental Lakes Area: Acoustic imaging
April 17, 2014

This video highlights the use of hydroacoustic imaging technology at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a unique freshwater science research facility in northwestern Ontario, Canad...

Distilling Science at the Experimental Lakes Area: Studying mercury in ecosystems
April 11, 2014

This video highlights the role that the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a freshwater science research facility in northwestern Ontario, Canada, has played in helping the world under...

Distilling Science at the Experimental Lakes Area: Phosphorus, algae and nutrient loading
April 7, 2014

This video highlights the role that the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), a unique freshwater science research facility in northwestern Ontario, Canada, has played in helping the worl...

Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Agricultural Investment: A sustainable development guidebook
Paper: Livia Bizikova, Dimple Roy, Henry David Venema, Matthew McCandless, Darren Swanson, Avet Khachtryan, Carter Borden, Karla Zubrycki (March 28, 2014)
Connecting the Bay - Hudson Bay Inland Sea Initiative
April 4, 2013

The Hudson Bay Inland Sea, the largest seasonally ice-covered inland sea in the world, consists of Hudson Strait, Foxe Basin, Hudson Bay, James Bay and Ungava Bay. Its vast seascap...

Our Lake, Our Solutions: Two years of progress and partnerships
November 30, 2012

This video details progress IISD has made with its partners on the bioeconomy concept since the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit in 2010, when IISD brought together 150 stakeholders to t...

Water-Energy-Food Security: New Challenges and New Solutions for Water Management
Paper: Richard Lawford, Karla Zubrycki, Sina Marx, Henry David Venema (June 22, 2012)
EcoHealth: Health, Well-Being and Watersheds
Brochure: Karla Zubrycki, Henry David Venema (May 1, 2012)
Netley-Libau Nutrient-Bioenergy Project
Brochure: Richard Grosshans, Karla Zubrycki, Amanda Hope, Dimple Roy, Henry David Venema (May 31, 2011)
Water Security in Canada: Responsibilities of the federal government
Paper: Karla Zubrycki, Dimple Roy, Henry David Venema, David B. Brooks (May 26, 2011)
Agricultural Participation in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Canada: Four case studies
Paper: Dimple Roy, Bryan Oborne, Karla Zubrycki, Rosemary Dohan, Henry David Venema (May 13, 2011)
Establishing a Foundation for Ecological Infrastructure Investments in the Red River Basin
Paper: Vivek Voora, Robin Gislason, Karla Zubrycki, Sara Perlmutter (March 23, 2011)
A History of Innovation in the Lake Winnipeg Basin
February 11, 2011

Karla Zubrycki of the Water Innovation Centre presents on the history of innovation in the Lake Winnipeg Basin at the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit, held in Winnipeg, Canada, on Nov. ...

Netley-Libau Marsh Google Earth Tour
February 7, 2011

Take a video tour of Netley-Libau Marsh (Manitoba, Canada), a major freshwater coastal wetland that lies at the mouth of the Red River and at the south end of Lake Winnipeg, the te...

Hula Valley Google Earth Tour
February 7, 2011

Take a video tour of Hula Valley, Israel, which highlights Lake Agmon, a restored wetland that was once part of an 85 km2 wetland network. Human activity in the valley now includes...

Ñeembucú Wetlands Google Earth Tour
February 7, 2011

Take a video tour of the Ñeembucú Wetlands, Paraguay, an 8,000 km2 wetland complex that provides critical habitat for at least 279 bird species, many of which are mig...