Harold Lockwood is the director of the UK consulting firm Aguaconsult and an international expert in water supply and sanitation with over twenty-six years of experience focussing primarily on the rural sub-sector in areas including institutional reform and sector policy development, decentralisation of governance functions, service delivery arrangements and sustainability of services. Harold also has considerable experience in Disaster Risk Reduction, undertaking evaluations of humanitarian programmes and policy development work. Harold holds an M.Sc. from Cranfield as well as a BA in Geography at Sussex University and has worked in a wide range of countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa, including a long-term position in Pakistan between 1993 and 1995, where he was a technical advisor to the Local Government and Rural Development Department and in Nicaragua from 1996 to 1999 where he was advisor to the National Institute for Water and Sanitation. Since then, Harold has worked on dozens of assignments in almost 30 countries for a range of clients including DFID, USAID, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, other private sector firms, international NGOs, philanthropic foundations and sector research institutions. In 2011 he co-authored a book on the sustainability of rural water service provision, which has contributed substantively to the way in which policy makers, practitioners and governments think about and support their investments globally. Since 2014, Harold has becoming increasingly involved in systems-based approaches to sector strengthening and change. Harold has some Spanish language proficiency.