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Friday, april 3 2009

Work Package 1 starts !

Partners involved in WP1 "Impacts of Future Floods and Low-flows" are starting working. The first meeting is hosted by the University of Metz, who leads the actions 1 and 3.There are great expectations from this WP, as its results will be used by the...

Thursday, march 11 2010

WorkPackage 1 follow-up meeting

The AMICE Partners have now been working for one year. WorkPackage 1 - Impacts of future floods and low-flows - focused most specifically on the analysis of climate change scenarios for the coming century and the impact of future climate conditions o...

Thursday, june 24 2010

Actions 6 and 7 start

Action 6 (hydraulic modelling of the impacts of climate evolutions on the Meuse river and main tributaries) and Action 7 (risk analysis, damage calculation related to futur floods and low-flows and cost of inaction) have started jointly in a WP1 meet...

Attached documents

pdf MdeWit_invitation

jpg MdeWit_couverture livre

pdf MdeWit_parution livre

pdf MdeWit_discours

pdf MdeWit_translation of speeches

pdf WP1_invitation

jpg WP1 meeting picture

pdf WP1 Meuse Symposium

pdf 1 Meuse Symposium

pdf 3 Meuse Symposium

pdf 4 Meuse Symposium

pdf Report Flanders Bibliography and impact on hydrology

jpg Map_Nat_Hazards

doc meeting report

pdf participants

pdf Das_Einzugsgebiet_der_Rur

pdf 2 Meuse Symposium

pdf RheinBlick2050

pdf AMICE results 1

WP1 - Impacts of future floods and low-flows

IMPACTS of future FLOODS and LOW-FLOWS: a technical and scientific analysis of climate-change-induced floods and low-flows: prospective modelling, efficiency of water management measures, damage calculation, and proposition of solutions.

The main objective is to propose, by the end of 2012, a WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY for the ADAPTATION of the Meuse basin to climate change and its hydrological impacts: floods & low-flows.

To be used by water managers and policy-makers, this strategy will be built on a scientific investigation of climate trends and of the direct & indirect effects of the evolution of the hydrology on the Meuse basin. The proposed strategy will consist in a series of actions to be implemented in water management as well as recommendations for sustainable land-use.

Several studies confirm potential clashes between water supply, flood control, hydropower & minimum streamflow (required for ecological & water quality purposes) under changing climatic & hydrological conditions. AMICE's wide partnership has been set up to generate win-win solutions and avoid negative side-effects.

Existing management practices need to be revised and amended where appropriate, to adapt and respond to climate evolutions.

The second objective is to check whether present water management techniques applied on the Meuse basin will be able to cope with climate change and still be efficient in the coming decades: the “CLIMATE-CHECK”. Of particular relevance is the vulnerability to climate change of costly water infrastructures (ex. dykes & dams), which have an operational lifespan of several decades, but were designed on the assumption of fixed climatic conditions. This evaluation will influence the strategic orientations of the countries on preparedness, prevention and protection measures, but also in other domains than water management: land use, transport, energy, ...

The last objective of WP1 is to communicate on this strategy of adaptation. Books, scientific publications, technical reports and summary reports will be set-up to explain, share and DISSEMINATE OUR RESULTS. Non-technical summaries of the main findings will be provided in the 4 languages of NWE.