Studies have already been undertaken relating to future climate change, synthethised in ‘The impacts of climate change on the discharges of the river Meuse’, 2005, International Meuse Commission. Conclusions are on the:
- increased frequency of floods in winter, extreme events in particular,
- increase in low-flows, more likely the result from higher water demand than higher temperatures,
- need to agree on common scenarios, jointly examine the effect of an improved coordination of water management policies. The transnational cooperation will result in basin-wide scenarios on climate change discharges, used as input for the strategy.