Sustainability and LCA

The following speakers will participate in the "Sustainability and LCA" table:

Dra. Del Borghi & Dra. Gallo: Water Process: Water management models and water footprint assessment of an Italian vegetable supply chain

Prof. Ing Adriana Del Borghi, PhD is the Pro-Rector of Sustainability for the University of Genova and Director of the Interuniversity Centre for the development of Products Sustainability (CESISP). She is Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Genoa, delegate for the International climate negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties and member of the Italian Commission of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). She acted as scientific manager of several funded research on sustainability, ecodesign and climate change. She is member of the Editorial Board of international journals and author of more than 150 scientific articles.




Prof. Michela Gallo, PhD is member of the Scientific Committee of CESISP. She is Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering, professor of “Polluted sites remediation and solid waste management” and “Mitigation and adaptation to climate change" at the University of Genoa. She is delegate of the University of Genoa for the International climate negotiations at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties COP and member of international boards: AE/DOE FORUM of UNFCCC, IEA within the 57th WPFF Meeting on “International Concerted Action on CCS for the G8".

Current research activities are: Life Cycle Assessment; Circular Economy, Ecodesign; Climate Change: GHG (greenhouse gases) calculation and monitoring and emissions reduction projects; Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).


Dra. Montse Meneses: Integration of environmental and economic aspects to WWTP control actions evaluation.

Dra. Montse Meneses has a degree in Chemical Sciences and a PhD in Chemical Engineering by the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She has participated in numerous research and transfer projects at national and European level. At present, she is the main researcher of a national project within environmental sustainability in the development and application of the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology, as well as in the application of the concept of circular economy.





Dra. María José Amores Barrero: Territorial Circular Economy and urban water cycle

/>Dra. María José Amores Barrero, is a Chemical Engineer from the Higher Technical School of Chemical Engineering of the Rovira and Virgili University (URV) of Tarragona (2004-2009), where she later obtained a master's degree in Chemical and Process Engineering (MEQIP). She began her career in R+D+i at the URV's Chemical Engineering Department and participated in different national and international projects in the Environmental Management Analysis group, where she completed her PhD in Chemical, Environmental and Environmental Engineering Processes in April 2013. During this period, she carried out a research stay in the Ecologycal System Design group at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule of the University of Zürich. In January 2015, she obtained a Postgraduate degree in Water Business Development from EADA Business School Barcelona and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, which has allowed her to develop business value in the technical actions that she performed at the Cetaqua Technological Center.

Since March 2013, she has continued her professional career in the Sustainability, Environmental, Economic and Social Area of Cetaqua, the Water Technology Center of the Agbar-Suez group. She is head of Projects based on the methodologies of Life Cycle Analysis, Water Footprint, Carbon Footprint, Efficiency and Eco-efficiency, Cycle Cost Analysis, Cost Benefit and for the Urban Water Cycle (CUA) as well as for the industrial sectors. Recently, she is responsible for helping territories and organizations to implement circular economy models to identify circular opportunities and propose an action plan through the Cetaqua partners initiative. In addition to leadership and project management, she has carried out other tasks such as web tool development, methodology certification processes, development of corporate initiatives as well as representation in international platforms and groups such as in the ISO TC/323 standard preparation group in Circular Economy. Finally, she has participated in the definition and leadership of the network of entities committed to the EsAgua Water Footprint ( for the dissemination and awareness of the concept in Spain.