Request for proposals – mining industry impact on access to WASH

WaterAid is seeking proposals to analyse and draw lessons from the mining industries’ impact on community access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This will inform our strategy for engagement with the sector and our policy change and advocacy agenda.


26 Feb 2016

The mining industry can have significant economic, social and environmental impacts, presenting challenges and opportunities for the countries and communities where WaterAid works.

Whilst there is a growing body of research on the impact mining has on water resources and environment, there has been limited analysis on the direct and indirect impact it has on access to WASH, and the human rights to water and sanitation in marginalised communities.

To inform WaterAid’s approach to the sector, as well as decision making processes in governments, mining companies and communities, there is a need for quantifiable evidence and analysis. This will maximise development benefits of mining activities and minimise risks for all, but in particular the poor and marginalised living in WASH poverty.

Therefore, as a first step, WaterAid is seeking Expressions of Interest to conduct a comprehensive literature review outlining the current state of knowledge around mining activities and WASH.

Find out more and download the terms of reference [PDF] >

Application process

Consultants may apply either individually or in teams from around the world, and will be reviewed based on staff competencies, record of previous work, quality of proposal and value for money. This work is expected to cost £10,000 including VAT.

We are particularly looking for organisations with capacity in the following areas:
  • Knowledge and experience of working on extractive industry issues. 
  • Knowledge of the WASH sector and Government’s role in the delivery of services and the extension of coverage at national and local level.

The proposal should be sent in a single document of no more than 3,000 words (plus CVs in appendix) to [email protected] no later than 26 February 2016.

Proposals will be reviewed and a decision made by the 3 March 2016.