To be able to regularly review the reduction target defined at the Conference of Rhine Ministers, a monitoring and evaluation system for micropollutants was developed. This Europe-wide pioneering system is now being published as ICPR technical report.
An international delegation from Uruguay River and Lake Titicaca visited the ICPR on 25 and 26 November. The exchange of experiences, preceded by several video conferences, was all about how to reconcile the use of a water body with ecology. The programme also included a field trip to the fish pass visitor centre "Mosellum" and to the flood protection in Cologne.
On the occasion of "RhineCleanUp 2022", the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) and the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) organised a waste collection campaign. They were supported by the AWO neighbourhood office Südliche Vorstadt.
For the third time since 2003 and 2018, the Rhine and many water bodies in its catchment area are affected by a pronounced low water level. The current event is comparable to the low water of four years ago. At the gauges in Duisburg-Ruhrort (Germany) and Lobith (Netherlands), the water levels even fell below those of 2018.