ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

219. Strategy for the IRBD Rhine for adapting to climate change

In 2013, the Conference of Rhine Ministers charged the ICPR to present a provisional strategy on adapting to climate change for the Rhine catchment in 2014, which was to be based on the assessment of existing studies on the discharge regime (floods and low flow) and on water temperature. In this connection, forward-looking, sustainable precautionary concepts should be developed for water management and proposals for measures aimed at adapting to the expected effects of climate change based on the management measures available in the states/regions should be looked into.