River Network requests proposals from qualified individuals and consultants to support the development, delivery and production of a drinking water toolkit for communities and watershed groups. We are specifically seeking proposals from those with expertise in multiple areas of drinking water management and protection, which might include water quality, legal and policy approaches, financing, affordability, public health and community engagement. The selected consultant will work with River Network staff to develop, test and refine a toolkit in collaboration with our local, state and national partners. Experience interviewing scientists and decision makers, synthesizing complex information, and translating detailed material into practical and understandable formats for a lay audience is required. Consultant will report directly to River Network's Director of Science and Policy and work in close coordination and alignment with our Leadership Development Manager in the Great Lakes.
This work will build on River Network's existing efforts in the Great Lakes including capacity building for organizational development and on science and policy water-related issues. The project will involve research, writing, outreach, project management and training. Strong preference is for individuals/consultants located in the Great Lakes region. An initial version of the toolkit should be ready for launch by River Rally in late April 2018. A final version of the toolkit should be ready for dissemination with general audiences by September 2018.