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Europe’s most important river is running dry

18 Jan 2019, Bloomberg LP

The Rhine waterway, which serves as an economic lifeline in Europe because it is critical to moving thousands of goods, risks becoming impassable as climate change increases temperatures and causes alpine ice flows to shrink, parching the river. Low water levels have already caused a financial impact on manufacturers by affecting their operations.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570
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