Dr Brad Ridoutt

Principal Research Scientist

Contact details:

Other Interests

ISO TC 207 (Environmental Management), SC 5 (Life Cycle Assessment)

ISO TC 207/SC5/ Working Group 8 (Water Footprint)

Chair – Standards Australia Committee EV005 (Life Cycle Analysis – Environmental)

Standards Australia Committee EV003 (Environmental Labeling)

Scientific Committee 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (Italy, 2010)

Scientific Committee 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (France, 2012)

Scientific Committee 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (USA, 2014)

Australian Life Cycle Initiative, Sector Working Group on Agriculture

Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society, Committee on Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Water Stewardship Australia, Technical Advisory Committee

Steering Committee - UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative Flagship Project: Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators

Expert Member – UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative Project: Water Use in Life Cycle Assessment

Advisory Board – International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation (Thailand, 2014)

Advisory Board – 3rd LCA Agri-Food Asia Conference (Thailand, 2014)

Co-leader of the Climate/Resource Constraints (Sustainability) Priority Working Group of the National Food and Nutrition Forum (2011-2013)

Steering Committee, DEFRA UK Project WU0120 Water Footprint of Selected UK Produced and Imported products (2009-2011)

Project Management Committee, PIMC IDC National Value Chain Project

Research Advisory Committee UNEP/UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate: Water Footprint Project (2009-2010)

Session organizer UNEP Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Biodiversity and Business conference (Jakarta, 2009)

Steering Committee: Water Research Foundation project RPA WRF/UKWIR "Water Footprints and the Value of Water" (2012 - 2013)

Program Committee: 1st Agrifood LCA conference (Melbourne 2015)

Reviewer of scientific journal papers and research grant proposals:
Ecological Economics; Environmental Science & Technology; International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment; Water; Journal of Food Policy; Journal of Hydrology; Sustainability; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Industrial Ecology; Journal of Environmental Management; Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining; Agricultural Systems; PNAS; CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water; Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research; Chemosphere; Forest Products Journal; Wood and Fibre Science; New Zealand Journal of Forest Science; Physiologia Plantarum; International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology; Nutrients; University of Wageningen Institute of Animal Science; EU FP7 project - LC Impact; Council of Earth and Life Sciences - Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; International Food and Agribusiness Management Association; New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - National Science Challenges; International Dairy Federation; Among others…

Recent invited speaking engagements:

World Business Council for Sustainable Development Water Footprint Workshop (Montreux, Switzerland, 2010)

Nestle Corporate Office (Vevey, Switzerland, 2010)

Water Footprint Network Partner Forum, Stockholm World Water Week (Stockholm, 2009)

Corporate Water Footprint Summit (London, 2008)

SAI Platform International Conference (Canberra, 2011)

Beverage Industry Environment Roundtable (BIER), Denver, USA, October 2012

China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, October 2012

World Water Forum 6: Session 2.2.8 and 3.2.4 Water savings and sustainable diets, reducing post harvest losses and food waste for multiple gains, Marseilles, France, March 2012

International Dairy Federation Workshop on Water Footprint in the Dairy Sector (Brussels, 2012)

Water and Livestock: interactions, tradeoffs and opportunities, World Water Week, Stockholm, August 2012

Food Wastage in SE Asia – Expert Working Group Meeting. Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (23-24 Aug, 2012)

International Life Cycle Management Conference, Water Footprint Session, Berlin, 2011

Workshop: “Livestock development and environmental impact: towards a comprehensive livestock environment assessment framework” 23-24 October 2013, Stockholm

Water for Food Global Conference. University of Nebraska, Robert B Daugherty Water for Food Institute, USA, May 5-8, 2013.

Workshop: “Water Footprints and the Value of Water: New Concepts for Sustainable Water Utilities and Communities” Feb 21, 2013, Arcadia, CA, USA

UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative: Water Use in LCA project group meeting, SETAC Europe, Sunday 12 May 2013, Glasgow

Water footprinting in the agricultural sector. Invited keynote presentation to South African Water Footprint Symposium – Towards Sustainable Freshwater Use, September 3, 2014, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

South African Water Footprint Workshop – Towards a method for water footprint assessment in South Africa, September 4, 2014, Bloemfontein, South Africa.


Australian Food and Grocery Council, Senior Executive Forum (Sanctuary Cove, 2009)

Australian Farm Institute, Agriculture & Greenhouse Emissions Conference (Adelaide, 2010)

SAI Australia Senior Executive Forum (Wagga Wagga, 2009)

Investor Group on Climate Change (Melbourne/Sydney 2010)

NSW Agriculture Ministerial Advisory Council (Albury, 2009)

Australasian Milling Conference (Melbourne, 2010)

Australian Processing Tomato Research Council Annual Conference (Echuca, 2010)

Excellence in Industrial and Commercial Water Conference (Melbourne, 2009)

CSIRO Sustainable Food Manufacturing Forum (Sydney, 2010)

ALCAS (Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society) LCA Roundtable (Melbourne, 2009)

Pet Food Industry Association of Australia Conference (Melbourne, 2010)

Dairy Manufacturers Sustainability Council (2011)

National Sustainable Food Summit (2011)

Australian Meat Processors Conference (2011)

Australian Wine Industry Environment Conference (Adelaide, 2011)

Standards Australia Environmental Management Forum, Sydney June 2012

Academic Qualifications

  • 1992

    University of Melbourne

  • 1992

    Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours First Class)
    University of Melbourne

  • 2008

    Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
    Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2006-Present


  • 2005-2006

    Business Development
    New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited

  • 1996-2000

    Research Management
    New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited

  • 1995-1996

    Forintek Canada Corporation

  • 1995-1995

    Research Fellow
    University of Melbourne


We have publications by Dr Brad Ridoutt
For more publications, please see Researcher ID: D-3329-2011 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7352-0427