Leading committee

Anne-Marie Boulay

Anne–Marie Boulay graduated from Chemical Engineering at McGill University in 2006. After working as a consultant, she integrated CIRAIG’s team at École Polytechnique of Montreal and obtained her Ph.D. in 2013 on the assessment of water use impacts in LCA. It is for this work that she received the SETAC Europe Young Scientist Award in 2014. After more than 10 years on the topic of Life Cycle Impact Assessment, she has become an expert on water footprint, providing water footprint training for UNEP and ISO in developing countries around the world and she is the Canadian chair of ISO sub-committee on Life Cycle Assessment (TC207/SC5). She is now an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal and CIRAIG. She is currently chairing the WULCA working group on water use in LCA of UN Environment, the LEAP working group of FAO on water footprint and the MARILCA working group (UN Environment and FSLCI) on marine impacts, specifically plastic litter, in LCA. These working groups are leading the international consensus building processes and the scientific work into achieving harmonized methods for assessing important impact pathways in LCA, involving key method developers and stakeholders through international collaborative efforts.

Montse Núñez

Montse Núñez, PhD, has an academic degree on environmental sciences (2004). Her research and interests focus on furthering Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and footprint tools and on applying life cycle-based approaches to evaluate the sustainability of agri-food systems along their value chains. With her research, she seeks to identify solutions to reduce food’s environmental impacts. Montse contributes to the improvement of LCA for those impact categories relevant in agriculture, particularly water use, land use and pollutant emissions due to the use of inputs such as fertilisers. Montse is currently a researcher at IRTA, the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, Catalonia (Spain). She worked before at research centres in Spain (ICTA-UAB), France (inrae) and Germany (TU Berlin), always advancing LCA methods.


35 Active Members

Members currently involved in water-related methodology development or plan to be. They directly contribute to the outcome and deliverables of the working group and invest an average of 1 day per month of work equivalent. They are included in all communications with respect with on-going work and progress.

60 Expert Members

They are knowledgeable on the topic of water and LCA. They contribute their expert judgment to the outcome of the working group. They may be an expert in method application (not only method development) or an active stakeholder wishing to provide feedback. They invest a few hours per month to review relevant document, attend some of the meetings and provide input. They are included on communications that are relevant for their expertise and are kept informed on each meeting outcome and progress of the project.

>100 Observer Members

They are not necessarily an expert or do not have enough time to invest, but they are kept informed of the progress of this working group and its deliverables. They are notified when important deliverables are available and on the progress of the group via the LinkedIn group.