Science cafés related to water and waste governance will be organised where research and scientific information is put into a local context. Science cafés constitute an informal and adaptable format to bring people together (usually at the end of the day in a café) where one or more scientists or experts give an introduction to a given topic, opening then the floor to debate and questions. BlueSCities will adapt the format and provide instructions to partnering cities or other organisations that may want to set up their own science-cafés to discuss water and waste integration within a Smart Cities approach and engage the local community. Experts from the consortium will be available to take part in the science cafés organised locally.
Prizes for school pupils participating in activities about water management will be created. Guidelines on how to structure local or regional competitions will be provided and schools will be encouraged to respond to them, through the intervention of the municipal authorities.