Director, Water Management
Dimple Roy’s work is focused on the areas of integrated water resources management, watershed governance, adaptive policy-making and sustainable agriculture.
As Director, Water, Ms Roy is the lead researcher on projects on watershed management in the Lake Winnipeg basin, watershed governance, the use of economic instruments for nutrient management in agricultural watersheds, and community-based adaptation in the Canadian prairies.
In addition, she works in partnership with provincial and federal agencies to develop programs and delivery mechanisms in water and agricultural management.
Before joining IISD, she was a policy analyst with Manitoba Conservation, conducted policy and legislative analysis and coordinated the Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development. She has also been an environmental consultant on issues ranging from environmental education, sustainable community development to governance structures for effective resource management.
- Water Transfers: What they are and why they need to be better managedOne of the most ambitious responses to the unequal distribution of water around the globe is the large-scale physical transfers of water from one source or basin to another—otherwise known as water transfers. We explore why they happen and how we can manage them better.
- The Multiple Benefits of Natural Infrastructure We explain exactly what natural infrastructure is and all the multiple benefits that it brings to humans and to the environment.
- How Going Glocal Could Help Fix Our Water TroublesThe need for water management has never been more critical. In North America, the media spotlight has focused most acutely on California, which is facing one its most severe droughts on record.