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The chairman, the Plenary Assembly and the Coordination Committee Rhine as well as working and expert groups are supported by the international staff of the secretariat in Koblenz (19. 04. 2017)
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Fish and other organisms are indicators of the ecological state. For the first time since 1970, 63 fish species again live in the Rhine (19. 04. 2017)
In order to improve the ecological state, water bodies must be more nature near and free fish migration must be re-established. (19. 04. 2017)
In 2004, a large scale inventory of the Rhine and the water bodies in its catchment as well as groundwater, the so-called survey was concluded. (19. 04. 2017)
Thanks to the active participation of all Rhine bordering countries and of many fisheries associations, Salmon 2000 / Salmon 2020 have been successful: (19. 04. 2017)
96 per cent of the wastewater from industry, trade and settlements in the watershed of the Rhine are today treated in wastewater treatment plants. (13. 04. 2017)
Waters in the Rhine watershed are polluted by different substances. Point source discharges, Diffuse inputs (13. 04. 2017)
„Salmon 2020“ is part of the ICPR-programme „Rhine 2020” for the sustainable development of the Rhine and continues the successful programme Salmon 2000. (13. 04. 2017)
With the construction of three fish passages on the Nederrijn/Lek and of two fish passages on the Upper Rhine, the objective „Improve the continuity of the main stream” has been achieved. (13. 04. 2017)
Balance of the programme on the sustainable development of the Rhine, „Rhine 2020“ (2000-2005) (13. 04. 2017)
The ICPR programme „Rhine 2020“ defines objectives and approaches related to ecosystem improvement, restoration of the habitat patch connectivity and of the ecological continuity. (13. 04. 2017)
Above all, the targets for Rhine protection fixed in „Rhine 2020“ for the next 20 years concentrate on the following fields of action: (13. 04. 2017)
With a view to improving the Rhine ecosystem, the ICPR programme on sustainable development of the Rhine, in short „Rhine 2020” demands to restore the former network of habitats typical for the Rhine (habitat patch connectivity) as well as ecological river patency of the Rhine from Lake Constance to the North Sea and the patency of Rhine tributaries included in the programme on migratory fish. (13. 04. 2017)
Numerous areas of protection in the Rhine watershed depending on water and further protection measures contribute to preserve the performance of the ecological balance of the Rhine system and, where necessary, to restore it. (13. 04. 2017)
The Rhine Ministers required the ICPR to develop a joint and comprehensive strategy for reducing and avoiding micro-pollutant inputs into the Rhine and its tributaries. (11. 04. 2017)
The expert group “Fish fauna” (WG FISH) is treating the following issues: (11. 04. 2017)
If required, the expert group “Biological Quality Components” (BMON) prepares the Rhine monitoring programme Biology, collects data and examines the coherence of results (11. 04. 2017)
The president of the Working Group B regularly reports on the state of work and eventual problems to the Strategy Group SG and the subordinate Strategy Group SG-K. (11. 04. 2017)
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Many new micro-organisms living in the Rhine have immigrated from other waters or been introduced via canals. (11. 04. 2017)
Many micro-organisms live in the Rhine, such as bryozoa, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, hirudinea, turbellaria and freshwater sponges. (10. 04. 2017)
Many hundreds of animal and plant species live in the innumerable different habitats along the Rhine and its tributaries. (10. 04. 2017)
The “Habitat Patch Connectivity Rhine” equally aims at restoring ecological continuity. (10. 04. 2017)
The relevant areas are represented on more than 40 individual charts in the “Atlas” of the “Habitat Patch Connectivity of the Rhine“ (10. 04. 2017)
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Groundwater protection is one of the objectives of the programme Rhine 2020 and of the European Water Framework Directive. (28. 03. 2017)
Rhine protection: The warnings, information and search reports issued every year are compiled in an annual report. (22. 03. 2017)
The most dangerous substances for human and environment have been summarized by the ICPR and the EU as a so-called priority substances. (16. 03. 2017)
The state of the Rhine is monitored from Switzerland down to the Netherlands. (15. 03. 2017)
Targets aimed at improving water quality, Approach and measures (15. 03. 2017)
The water quality of the Rhine has distinctly improved following the many measures taken, above all the implementation of the ICPR. (15. 03. 2017)
The Rhine, its tributaries and lakes in the watershed are called surface waters. (15. 03. 2017)
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Effects of climate change modify the discharge pattern of the Rhine and its tributaries. Presumably, periods with floods or low flow will become more frequent and more distinct. (31. 01. 2017)
The Rhine figures among the most important shipping lanes of the world and is the most important shipping lane in Europe. (15. 12. 2016)
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The Rhine represents the most important cultural and economic axis in Middle Europe. In its watershed 58 million people are living in nine different states.  (24. 10. 2016)
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The Vorderrhein rises from Lake Tomasee in the Swiss canton Graubünden. The source of the Hinterrhein is near the San Bernadino pass in the east.  (30. 08. 2016)
The Rhine river basin: Alp Rhine / Lake Constance, High Rhine, Upper Rhine, Middle Rhine, Lower Rhine, Delta Rhine  (30. 08. 2016)
The presidency of the Commission alternates every three years. The Plenary Assembly is staged annually together with the Coordination Committee Rhine. (24. 08. 2016)
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The president of the Working Group S regularly reports on the state of work and eventual problems to the Strategy Group SG and the subordinate Strategy Group SG-K. (04. 08. 2016)
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The president of the Working Group H regularly reports on the state of work and eventual problems to the Strategy Group SG and the subordinate Strategy Group SG-K. (02. 08. 2016)