The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) has published the Rhine Atlas 2020 and the draft 2nd International Flood Risk Management Plan Rhine in December. The Rhine Atlas shows the flood-prone areas along the Rhine from the Alps to the North Sea. The Flood Risk Management Plan describes the measures to be taken by the states in the Rhine river basin from 2022 to 2027 to reduce flood risk. Interested parties can comment on the draft version until June 2021.
The 2021 European River Symposium is a continuation of an effort begun in 2013, with the convening of the first European River Symposium, to strengthen efforts to protect, restore and better manage rivers in Europe.
The ICPR has published the results of the Rhine monitoring programme Biology 2018/2019.
Every 6 years, the Rhine riparian states collect extensive data on plant and animal species in the Rhine. The data on phytoplankton, macrophytes, diatoms and macrozoobenthos have now been evaluated and published in four technical reports. A report on fish fauna and a synthesis report will follow in 2021.