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Our Team

Anne Goggin

Project Manager

Anne Goggin is the Project Manager. Anne trained as a Civil and Structural Engineer, but has worked in the area of Environmental Protection for over 20 years. A large focus of her previous work was implementation of the Water Framework Directive and River Basin Management Plans at local authority level, with particular focus on agriculture, wastewater and industrial discharges. She has strong belief in the power of communities to effect change and was instrumental in establishing the Maigue Rivers Trust.

Paul Duffy

GIS & Data Manager

Paul is the GIS & Data Manager for the Waters of LIFE. A Geographic Information Scientist and Land Surveyor, Paul has over 10 years’ experience in the collection, mapping and analysis of ecological data. Paul has a background in ecology, and worked with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for over 15 years, both as a Conservation Ranger and an Ecological Data Specialist. His most recent role was with Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) where he worked on the Water Framework Directive Rivers and Lakes survey programmes.

Bronwyn Hayes

Project Administrator

Bronwyn Hayes is our Project Administrator and is responsible for the financial and day-to-day administration of the project and associated systems.

Bronwyn holds a professional post-grad qualification in Business Studies and Taxation. With over 14 years’ experience in the Civil and Public Sector, she has worked in the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine, Revenue Commissioner’s and Limerick City and County Council.

Living in South Limerick, Bronwyn volunteers with youth charities. She joins the project with a special interest in sustainability and climate action.

Philip Murphy

Agricultural Scientist

Philip Murphy is an Agricultural Scientist with Waters of LIFE. Philip studied Agri-environmental science in University College Dublin and went on to complete a PhD on source level nutrient budgeting and distribution on intensive dairy farms with Teagasc Johnstown Castle. He has since worked with the Local Authority Waters Programme and gained substantial experience in receptor/waterbody level environmental assessments as well as experience in recommending measures to mitigate impacts on water quality at local and regional scale. Philip comes from a busy farming background of cows, crops, and contracting in south Tipperary. His primary interest is in supporting farmers to make small and local changes that can contribute to maintaining and improving the environment. With the Waters of LIFE programme Philips goal is to ensure the promotion of positive actions by farmers to protect High Status rivers in Ireland.

Tom Drinan

Project Senior Scientist

Tom Drinan is the Project Senior Scientist with the Waters of LIFE.  After completing a PhD investigating the impact of plantation forestry on peatland lakes with University College Cork, Tom moved to New Zealand for over ten years and spent most of his time there working in the Public Sector.  A significant portion of Tom’s role was working with landowners to help restore/protect the water quality and ecological status of receiving freshwaters.  Tom has also worked in environmental consultancy roles, both in Ireland and New Zealand, and has also spent time with Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.  Tom is a strong believer in working with landowners to find practical solutions to help protect the natural environment.