The Meuse River is 950 km long and drains a catchment area with a population of over nine million. It is shared by France, Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands.
Mainly fed by rainfall and in the absence of glaciers and few supporting groundwater, its flow varies considerably according to the season, between 3100m3/s (winter 1993) and 10m3/s (summer 1976).
As a result, major activities and issues depending on the river are likely to be directly influenced in the future by changes in the precipitation regime in connection with climate change.

The AMICE project, which brought together 17 partners from 4 countries in the catchment area for 4 years (between 2009 and 2013), aimed to

  • the definition of a common strategy for adaptation to the impacts of climate change on floods and low water periods;
  • the implementation of a set of measures that could benefit and be applied to the whole basin;
  • the strengthening, broadening and perpetuation of the partnership between the actors of the international basin;
  • the involvement of the population and the public authorities through the knowledge and the feeling of belonging to the Meuse River basin and the awareness of the flood and low water risk.
The results of the work carried out within the framework of the AMICE project, whether from the point of view of scientific studies, investments or actions contributing to the development of the Meuse culture, are available and preserved by the IMC on the following links: