The BlueSCities Project was designed to bridge the gap between those stakeholders involved in the Water and Waste sectors on the one hand and their counterparts in the ICT, Transport and Energy sectors on the other.
The creation of a BlueSCities package consisting of the City Blueprint, the City Amberprint and the BlueSCities Self-Assessment Software offers a practical mechanism which will permit the integration of water and waste within long-term Smart City policies.
The resulting combination is an effective, dynamic and accessible methodology which will ensure a more global approach to the planning and implementation of sustainable urban roadmaps.
Reveals at a glance precisely where a city's strong and weak points lie and can serve as the key first step in strategic long-term planning to realize cities to be sustainable and water-wise
It is an easy to understand interactive tool serving strategic decisions. The actual assessment is done together with key stakeholders ensuring usable results and quick access to expert knowledge
It offers a platform that enhances city-to-city learning, exchange of best practices. Cities can learn important practical lessons from other cities that have already implemented best practices
The City Blueprint platform is expanding with at present, 50 cities in 30 different countries
How does it work?
Participation in the City Blueprint process requires little effort whereas it can produce high returns. It shows the city exactly what steps they want to take towards making Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) sustainable.
Preliminary City Blueprint
Can be used for internal purposes and comparison with the eight other cities that have been assessed
This guarantees an optimal and independent assessment of the baseline situation and allows for a comparison with all other cities, providing the city insight into its most important strengths and weaknesses
After the completion of the questionnaire, a radar chart of all 25 performance-oriented indicators and the overall score, the Blue City Index (BCI) are provided both varying from 0 (concern) to 10 (no concern).
The indicators are divided over seven broad categories representing the entire urban water cycle:
1 Water quality
2 Solid waste
3 Basic water services
4 Wastewater treatment
6 Climate adaptation
For detailed information regarding the scoring and rationale of each individual indicator, see: