Sean Furey is an experienced water and knowledge professional who combines technical expertise and passion for communicating issues around rural water supply, groundwater research, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH).
||MSc Infrastructure Engineering – Community Water Supply option (Cranfield University at Silsoe, UK)
BSc Environment Sciences (University of East Anglia, U
||English (native), German
|Years of Experience
|Country experience and regional expertise
||Sub-Saharan Africa: Uganda, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Nambia, Tanzania, Kenya
Asia: Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand
America: Guatemala, Chile, Bolivia
|Select projects, roles, achievements and publications
- RWSN – Rural Water Supply Network: Director of Rural Water Supply Network/ Co-lead of Sustainable Groundwater Development Theme
- Co-organiser of 6th RWSN Forum (Kampala, 2011) and 7th RWSN Forum (Abidjan, 2016)
- UPGro – Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor
- REACH – Improving water security for the poor
- National “Water Source Protection Guidelines” for the Government of Uganda
- “Effective Joint Sector Reviews for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)” co-author of World Bank Learning Note.
- “Writing for WASH” short course (online and face-to-face) co-developer and trainer. Adapted to coach Government of Liberia staff to produce their first national WASH Sector Performance Report (SPR).
- Department for International Development (DFID)
- Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)
- Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
- University of Oxford
- The World Bank
- Ministry of Water & Environment, Uganda
|Affiliations and networks
- Visiting Teaching Fellow, Cranfield University
- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London
- Skat/RWSN representative to the Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) Knowledge & Learning constituency.