Sean Furey


Sean Furey

Sean is the Director of the Rural Water Supply Network, the only global practitioner-focused network dedicated to rural water supply.

He has over 20 years of experience in water management and network management. He focuses on uptake and scaling of research and innovation into practice and policy, and the professionalisation of rural water services.

Sean’s strengths include collaboration-building, networking and stakeholder engagement. He is an excellent communicator and facilitator, with extensive experience in workshop facilitation and public speaking. His technical expertise in rural water supply and groundwater resources management feeds into RWSN’s efforts towards achieving safe water and sanitation for all.

Sean holds an MSc in Infrastructure Engineering and a BSc in Environmental Sciences, and has co-authored numerous reports, briefings, and papers in the water sector. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London since 2001 and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Cranfield University.


Key work areas: rural water supply, networks, relationship management, knowledge brokering, research into use.

Countries: 54 countries including: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire (4 missions), Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya (4 missions), Liberia (3 missions), Myanmar/Burma, Namibia, Nepal, Norwegian Arctic, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda (10 missions), Ukraine, Zambia.

Languages: English, German.

Nationality: British, Swiss.