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.
- The Social and Environmental Benefits of Manitoba's Community PasturesA total economic value analysis of Manitoba's community pastures, demonstrating the private and public benefits of sustainable grazing management.
- The Adaptive Watershed: Training program for inclusive, ecosystem-based watershed managementThe Adaptive Watershed (TAW) is watershed-based ecosystem management that explicitly addresses the need to understand and manage for a rapidly changing climate, while also incorporating the needs of vulnerable communities and women.
- Towards Sustainable Development in Manitoba: Recommendations for Manitoba's Watershed-Based Policy FrameworkIISD's recommendations to strengthen proposed programs under Manitoba's Watershed-Based Policy Framework aim for net gains through geographic targeting, an evaluation framework to assess cumulative impacts and value for money, as well as coordination of local level-actions through aligned metrics with other programs related to land and water management.
- Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Mass balance budget for nutrient management at Pelican Lake, ManitobaThis study documents the variance and relative importance of different nutrient sources and internal lake processes for a Prairie lake (Pelican Lake, Manitoba).
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern ManitobaThis report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba (Summary)This document summarizes a longer report that explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
- Manitoba Prairie Lakes: In-lake remediation treatment summaryThis is a summary of a comprehensive research study (Manitoba Prairie Lakes: Eutrophication and In-Lake Remediation Treatments Literature Review) in which IISD examines in-lake remediation treatments.