Senior Policy Advisor
Marina Puzyreva is a senior policy advisor with IISD’s Water team.
With an extensive background in economics and public policy, she is investigating a business case for nature-based solutions for improved water outcomes and their co-benefits. Marina has led studies examining the economic value of climate-smart agricultural practices and several large-scale conservation initiatives, including the Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area. She also works with Indigenous partners in Canada to expand understanding of value in policymaking and develop collaborative approaches to managing and protecting our waters.
Previously, Marina worked in public policy research with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives where she delivered evidence-based recommendations for government policy. She has assisted on many projects in areas of child welfare and food security with organizations such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Southern First Nations Network of Care.
Marina holds master's degrees in economics from the University of Manitoba in Canada and the Higher School of Economics in Russia.