Anne-Marie Boulay


AnneMarie 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.

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Shooka Karimpour, Anne-Marie Boulay, Cecile Bulle (2021) Evaluation of sector-specific AWARE characterization factors for water scarcity footprint of electricity generation, Science of The Total Environment 753, p. 142063, url, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142063

John S. Woods, Francesca Verones, Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Anne-marie Boulay () A framework for the assessment of marine litter impacts in life cycle impact assessment, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (submitted)

Anne-Marie Boulay, Katrin Drastig, Amanullah, Ashok Chapagain, Veronica Charlon, Bárbara Civit, Camillo DeCamillis, Marlos De Souza, Tim Hess, Arjen Y. Hoekstra, Ridha Ibidhi, Michael J. Lathuillière, Alessandro Manzardo, Tim McAllister, Ricardo A. Morales, Masaharu Motoshita, Julio Cesar Pascale Palhares, Giacomo Pirlo, Brad Ridoutt, Valentina Russo, Gloria Salmoral, Ranvir Singh, Davy Vanham, Stephen Wiedemann, Weichao Zheng, Stephan Pfister (2021) Building consensus on water use assessment of livestock production systems and supply chains: Outcome and recommendations from the FAO LEAP Partnership, Ecological Indicators 124, p. 107391, url, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107391

Anders Bjørn, Sarah Sim, Anne-Marie Boulay, Henry King, Julie Clavreul, Wan Yee Lam, Valerio Barbarossa, Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni (2020) A planetary boundary-based method for freshwater use in life cycle assessment: Development and application to a tomato production case study, Ecological Indicators 110, p. 105865, url, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105865

Jérôme Lavoie, Anne-marie Boulay, Cécile Bulle (2020) Micro- and Nano- Plastics in LCA: Development of an Effect Factor, LCIC

Carla AlChahir Bel Hajjar, Cécile Bulle, Anne-Marie Boulay (2020) The fate of microplastics in the marine environment, SETAC SciCon

Anne-Marie Boulay, Leo Lenoir (2020) Sub-national regionalisation of the AWARE indicator for water scarcity footprint calculations, Ecological Indicators 111, p. 106017, url, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.106017

Anders Bjørn, Chanjief Chandrakumar, Anne-Marie Boulay, Gabor Doka, Kai Fang, Natacha Gondran, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Annemarie Kerkhof, Henry King, Manuele Margni, Sarah McLaren, Carina Mueller, Mikołaj Owsianiak, Greg Peters, Sandra Roos, Serenella Sala, Gustav Sandin, Sarah Sim, Marcial Vargas-Gonzalez, Morten Ryberg (2020) Review of life-cycle based methods for absolute environmental sustainability assessment and their applications, Environmental Research Letters 15(8), p. 083001, url, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab89d7

Carla AlChahir Bel Hajjar, Cécile Bulle, Anne-Marie Boulay (2020) Linking the Life Cycle Inventory and Impact Assessment of Marine Litter and Plastic Emissions, FSLCI Workshop

Carla AlChahir Bel Hajjar, Cécile Bulle, Anne-Marie Boulay (2020) The fate of microplastics in the marine environment, LCIC

Jérôme Lavoie, Anne-marie Boulay, Bulle; C (2020) Micro- and Nano- Plastics in LCA: Development of an aquatic ecotoxic effect factor, SETAC SciCon

Anne-Marie Boulay, Lorenzo Benini, Serenella Sala (2019) Marginal and non-marginal approaches in characterization: how context and scale affect the selection of an adequate characterization model. The AWARE model example, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, url, doi:10.1007/s11367-019-01680-0

Cécile Bulle, Manuele Margni, Laure Patouillard, Anne-marie Boulay, Guillaume Bourgault, Vincent De Bruille, Viêt Cao, Michael Hauschild, Andrew Henderson, Sebastien Humbert, Sormeh Kashef-Haghighi, Anna Kounina, Alexis Laurent, Annie Levasseur, Gladys Liard, Ralph K Rosenbaum, Pierre-olivier Roy, Shanna Shaked, Peter Fantke, Olivier Jolliet (2019) IMPACT World+: a globally regionalized life cycle impact assessment method, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi:10.1007/s11367-019-01583-0

C Pradinaud, S Northey, B Amor, J Bare, L Benini, M Berger, A M Boulay, G Junqua, M J Lathuilliere, M Margni, M Motoshita, B Niblick, S Payen, S Pfister, P Quinteiro, T Sonderegger, R K Rosenbaum (2019) Defining freshwater as a natural resource: a framework linking water use to the area of protection natural resources, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 24(5), p. 960-974, doi:10.1007/s11367-018-1543-8

Anne-Marie Boulay, Léo Lenoir, Alessandro Manzardo (2019) Bridging the Data Gap in the Water Scarcity Footprint by Using Crop-Specific AWARE Factors, Water 11(12), p. 2634, url, doi:10.3390/w11122634

O Jolliet, A Anton, A M Boulay, F Cherubini, P Fantke, A Levasseur, T E McKone, O Michelsen, L M I Canals, M Motoshita, S Pfister, F Verones, B Vigon, R Frischknecht (2018) Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators: impacts of climate change, fine particulate matter formation, water consumption and land use, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(11), p. 2189-2207, doi:10.1007/s11367-018-1443-y

M Nunez, R K Rosenbaum, S Karimpour, A M Boulay, M J Lathuilliere, M Margni, L Scherer, F Verones, S Pfister (2018) A Multimedia Hydrological Fate Modeling Framework To Assess Water Consumption Impacts in Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Science & Technology 52(8), p. 4658-4667, doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05207

C Houssard, A-M. Boulay, D Maxime, Y Pouliot, M Margni (2018) Eco-efficiency for the manufacturers and for the society: what’s the difference? A case study on Greek yogurt, Conference proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food

S M Absar, A M Boulay, M F Campa, B L Preston, A Taylor (2018) The tradeoff between water and carbon footprints of Barnett Shale gas, Journal of Cleaner Production 197, p. 47-56, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.140

Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Michael Z. Hauschild, Anne-Marie Boulay, Peter Fantke, Alexis Laurent, Montserrat Núñez, Marisa Vieira (2018) Life Cycle Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, p. 167-270, Cham: Springer International Publishing, url, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_10

Anne-Marie Boulay, Jane Bare, Lorenzo Benini, Markus Berger, Michael J. Lathuillière, Alessandro Manzardo, Manuele Margni, Masaharu Motoshita, Montserrat Núñez, Amandine Valerie Pastor, Bradley Ridoutt, Taikan Oki, Sebastien Worbe, Stephan Pfister (2018) The WULCA consensus characterization model for water scarcity footprints: assessing impacts of water consumption based on available water remaining (AWARE), The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(2), p. 368-378, url, doi:10.1007/s11367-017-1333-8

M Motoshita, Y Ono, S Pfister, A M Boulay, M Berger, K Nansai, K Tahara, N Itsubo, A Inaba (2018) Consistent characterisation factors at midpoint and endpoint relevant to agricultural water scarcity arising from freshwater consumption, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23(12), p. 2276-2287, doi:10.1007/s11367-014-0811-5

C Caldeira, P Quinteiro, E Castanheira, A M Boulay, A C Dias, L Arroja, F Freire (2018) Water footprint profile of crop-based vegetable oils and waste cooking oil: Comparing two water scarcity footprint methods, Journal of Cleaner Production 195, p. 1190-1202, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.221

A Bjørn, A Boulay, S Sim, H King, J Clavreul, C Mueller, Bulle; C, M Margni (2017) Requirements for developing planetary boundaries-based impact categories and application to freshwater use, SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

Stephan Pfister, Anne-Marie Boulay, Markus Berger, Michalis Hadjikakou, Masaharu Motoshita, Tim Hess, Brad Ridoutt, Jan Weinzettel, Laura Scherer, Petra Döll, Alessandro Manzardo, Montserrat Núñez, Francesca Verones, Sebastien Humbert, Kurt Buxmann, Kevin Harding, Lorenzo Benini, Taikan Oki, Matthias Finkbeiner, Andrew Henderson (2017) Understanding the LCA and ISO water footprint: A response to Hoekstra (2016) “A critique on the water-scarcity weighted water footprint in LCA”, Ecological Indicators 72, p. 352-359, url, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.07.051

R Clift, S Sim, H King, J L Chenoweth, I Christie, J Clavreul, C Mueller, L Posthuma, A M Boulay, R Chaplin-Kramer, J Chatterton, F DeClerck, A Druckman, C France, A Franco, D Gerten, M Goedkoop, M Z Hauschild, M A J Huijbregts, T Koellner, E F Lambin, J Lee, S Mair, S Marshall, M S McLachlan, L M I Canals, C Mitchell, E Price, J Rockstrom, J Suckling, R Murphy (2017) The Challenges of Applying Planetary Boundaries as a Basis for Strategic Decision-Making in Companies with Global Supply Chains, Sustainability 9(2), doi:10.3390/su9020279

Jérôme Lavoie, Anne-Marie Boulay, Cécile Bulle () Micro- and Nanoplastics in LCA: Development of an effect factor for the quantification of their physical impact on aquatic biota, Industrial Ecology (submitted)