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Dr. Owen Naughton is Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, SETU Carlow. Having graduated with a PhD in hydrology from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Owen held research fellowships in groundwater flooding and environmental modelling and a lectureship in the University of Galway before taking up his post in SETU. His research interests are transdisciplinary with a focus on hydrology and ecosystem research, and much of his work ties in with implementation of the EU Habitats, Floods and Water Framework Directives. His research focuses on understanding ecosystem processes through environmental observation (field, remote sensing), analysis, and modelling techniques.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The hydrology and ecohydrology of turloughs, Trinity College Dublin


Bachelors Degree, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering


External positions

SFI Public Service Fellow, National Parks and Wildlife Service Ireland


Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin


Lecturer in Hydrology, National University of Ireland, Galway


EPA STRIVE Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin


IRC Enterprise Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin



  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Hydrology
  • Wetlands
  • Remote sensing
  • Ecosystem research
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Hydrogeology


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