Abundant Water is made up of people from all walks of life, working from our head office and in the field. Together, our team works tirelessly to develop sustainable access to clean water.
Our Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Sunny founded Abundant Water in 2008. In the years since he has been on the ground in project countries such as Laos and Nepal, refining filter systems and growing the social businesses.
He is continually inspired by the human spirit’s capacity for practical creativity and to link across the world in order to overcome global obstacles.
Stuart was instrumental in founding Abundant Water in 2008 and is dedicated to developing a culture of innovation and enterprise.
He trained in Zen Buddhism and Eastern medicine, works in Health Care and Conceptual Art, and has extensive experience in community organisations.
Neha brings her wealth of experience in chartered accountancy and professional services as treasurer of Abundant Water.
Being born and raised in India, Neha saw how difficult life can be for a lot of people in this world. Realising how lucky we are to live in Australia, she is passionate about giving back to the global community to help the less fortunate.
Michael served as an army officer for over 30 years in a variety of diverse locations overseas. He is currently an advisor on environmental compliance in the military and government sector.
Michael has seen how difficult it can be for communities to have access to safe, clean drinking water and is committed to the Abundant Water approach of capacity building and empowering local people.
Field Work Advisor
Tristan initially studied freshwater science and has since worked on catchment management, aquatic ecosystems and GIS projects, and currently with the Murray Darling Basin Authority in Canberra.
Tristan's understanding of water and sanitation in international aid grows from living and working in Laos and Vietnam. Tristan uses his extensive skills to develop Abundant Water’s field programs.
Director of Volunteering
Jennah leads the Volunteering Directorate to bring the best people to Abundant Water. Jennah works in the field of global learning and is passionate about providing young people with transformative learning opportunities through intercultural experiences.
Jennah was drawn to Abundant Water’s focus on reflective action, and it’s mission to bring local and international knowledge together for the benefit of all.
Co-Director of Communications
Sophie brings to the Abundant Water team experience in the international development sector through her role at CARE Australia and experience in communications and event management gained through previous roles at the Public Information Unit at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra.
Sophie is excited to be involved in a small, local "grassroots" NGO that believes in sustainable, demand-driven solutions.
Alex CatalÁn Flores
Co-Director of Communications
Alex brings a wealth of experience to the Abundant Water Communications team through his previous role as Editor-In-Chief of ANU Student Media.
Alex is a graduate from the Australian National University with a Bachelor Laws/Economics.
Our staff in Laos
LAOS COUNTRY DIRECTOR
Originally from Denver, Keith is the Abundant Water Program Manager and joined us in 2017. He brings years of experience working in the region as an International Director for school leadership trips and Peace Corp volunteer and a masters in International Development.
Nukham has been with us since the beginning in 2008. She is a founding member of Abundant Water and our kiln master, and the years of pottery expertise she brings is invaluable.
Nukham is married and has 2 children and 1 grandchild.
Thai has been with Abundant Water since 2013. She is rarely without a smile that brings serenity to the workplace and binds the Abundant Water family together. Importantly, Thai helps train new potters and assits in the monitoring and evaluation of our projects. She is married and has a young son.
Keo is our latest addition to the Vientiane staff. She started training as a potter in July 2013. Keo recently graduated from high school and plans to attend college and study banking in the future.