Harold Lockwood is an expert in water supply and sanitation with over twenty years of international work experience focusing on institutional analysis, sector reform and policy development, decentralisation of service provision, programme design, monitoring and evaluation, community participation and management, and sustainability issues. Harold holds a Master's degree and has worked in a wide range of countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Harold held a long-term position in Pakistan between 1993 and 1995, where he was a technical advisor to the Local Government and Rural Development Department. In 1996 to 1999, Harold was based in Nicaragua as an advisor to the National Institute for Water and Sanitation. Harold is the director of the UK consulting firm Aguaconsult. He regularly undertakes field assignments for a broad range of clients including major bi-lateral donors, multi-lateral agencies, UN organisations, international NGOs, Foundations and private sector companies. Harold's passion for improving services for the rural poor stems from his decade and more field experience and working in close collaboration with communities, local and central government in sustaining the benefits of development aid over the long term.