Water Resources Specialist ,
GWP Consultants LLP

Market Street
Charlbury OX7 3PJ
United Kingdom


Clive Carpenter is a BSc and MSc qualified water resources specialist with more than 25 years international development experience including more than 15 years specialising in Small Island Developing States. Between 2001-2004 Clive designed and managed the Pacific Region Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme based at SOPAC. During this time he facilitated the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management, Pacific Policy and Framework for Action on Wastewater Management and set up the Pacific Water Partnership, advising the Pacific SIDS Missions at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and at the EU Water Facility.

Since 2004 Clive has worked as a consultant in the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Caribbean SIDS on water resources, water supply infrastructure and water governance projects across the full project cycle including design, implementation and monitoring & evaluation, including climate change adaptation, WASH and disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Qualifications and credentials
MSc, 1991-1992, Completed, University of Birmingham
BSc Hons, 1986-1989, Completed, University of Bristol
Geological Society of London, Chartered Geologist, 1995 to date
Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, Chartered Water Manager, 1995 to date
English, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Work experience
M & E specialist
Proposal writing/Report writing
Capacity building specialist
Water Sector Strategist
GWP Consultants, Head of Water Resources, Equity Partner, Oxford, United Kingdom, Maldives, Maurtius, Seychelles and Kenya, IWRM Advisor, Atlantic and Indian Ocean IWRM Programme, IWRM advisor to the AIO SIDS IWRM Programme on improving water governance in 6 SIDS in Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Responsible as senior technical adv, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, WASH Policy Advisor, WASH Policy Review, Review of the national WASH policy framework in 5 countries in the Pacific for UNICEF. The review has a specific focus on assessing the sustainability, Solomon Islands, UNICEF WASH Programme Evaluator, UNICEF Integrated WASH Programme Mid Term Evaluation, Mid Term Evaluation of 4 year $ 3 Million EU funded UNICEF implemented national rural WASH programme in the Solomon Islands, including assessment of e, Tonga, Water Resources Adaptation Advisor, Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience for the Kingdom of Tonga - Design Phase, Water advisor to the Asian Development Bank design team for the SPCR programme for Tonga. Design phase included the mapping and diagnostic assessment , Tonga, Tuvalu, Niue, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Fiji, Water Advisor to Mid Term Review of PACC Programme, Mid Term Review of Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Programme, Water advisor to multi-disciplinary mid-term review team for 5 year PACC programme being implemented by SPREP. Contracted by UNDP to review project de, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Cabo Verde, Sao Tome et Principe, Kenya, IWRM Programme Advisor and Designer, Development of Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS IWRM Programme, Development of a US$ 10 Million 4 year IWRM programme for 6 SIDS in Atlantic and Indian Ocean, as a sister programme to Pacific IWRM and Caribbean IWC, Kiribati, Project Manager and Technical Advisor, Abaiang Island Drought Preparedness and Response Planning, Development of a drought resilience governance structure and planning process to enable the communities and institutions of Abaiang in Kiribati to dev, Banaba Island, Kiribati, Chief Technical Advisor and Project Manager, Construction of Drought Resilient Water Supply for Banaba Island in Kiribati, Supervision of construction of re-design and re-use of historic and derelict industrial mining infrastructure on Banaba to provide a rainwater harvest, South Tarawa, Kiribati, Project Manager, Groundwater Resources Assessment of South Tarawa, Investigation of groundwater resources in urban areas of South Tarawa using drilling and observation borehole piezometer nests, surface geophysics and, Kiribati, Chief Technical Advisor and Project Manager, Kiribati Adaptation Programme Phase II (KAP II) Fresh Water Component, Delivery if 2 year Aus $1 Million water resources assessment and water supply upgrade climate adaptation programme in 25 islands of Kiribati. Work inc, Tonga, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Water Sector Drought Resilience and Security Advisor, Envelope-B Water Sector Infrastructure Disaster Resilience Improvement Programme, Assessment and design of integrated water security infrastructure improvements in 4 countries in the Pacific, including addressing drought resilience , Pacific Region, Fiji, IWRM Advisor, Development of IWRM Programme for Pacific Region, Advisor to SOPAC on development of US$ 10 Million IWRM in 14 Pacific Island Countries, Antigua and Barbuda, IWRM Policy Advisor, IWRM Policy and Road Map Development for Antigua and Barbuda, IWRM Advisor to Antigua and Barbuda on IWRM governance reform process including stakeholder engagement, vision and strategy development, IWRM road map, Caribbean Region, Chief Technical Advisor and Project Manager, Caribbean Groundwater Recharge and Rainwater Harvesting Guidelines, Development of multi-scale, multi-water type water capture and groundwater recharge techniques using literature research and global knowledge experien, Samoa, Water Resources Advisor, Water Sector Support Programme (WaSSP), 5 Year 20 Million Euro programme to strengthen water sector in Samoa. Embedded within Water Resources Division, provided water resources technical dir, Trindad and Tobago, IWRM Partnership Advisor, Developement of Caribbean Water Partnership, Development of early partnership governance processes for regional water partnership in Caribbean., Niue, Water Advisor, Groundwater Resources Vulnerability Management of Niue, Two phases of groundwater vulnerability work in Niue: 2005-2006: investigation and characterisation of freshwater lens, including drilling, salinity , Maldives, Water Advisor, Post-Tsunami Recovery Programme, Advisor to WHO and Government of Maldives of impact of tsunami on water resources and water & sanitation sector. Review of recovery multi-donor progra