Published in Watershed Conference, Tokyo, July 2001. Also published as KNMI Brochure in 2001
J. de Jong, G. P. Können and A. Kattenberg
The long struggle to come from ad hoc and indiscriminate use or misuse of the river Rhine by locals and travellers towards the present integrated and internationally co-ordinated approach to the management of the river and its uses is described as a long and protracted mental climate change. In hindsight, this process was necessary to be prepared for the real climate change that we are currently experiencing. We describe how the river managers in the Rhine basin anticipate climate change.