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Salmon can again pass the Haringvliet dam (NL) on their way up into the Rhine and the Meuse - A milestone in international water protection

Rotterdam, 15 November 2018
As from 15 November 2018, the way from the North Sea into the rivers Meuse and Rhine is again open for salmon at sufficient runoff. Salmon may again reach their home waters, where they reproduce naturally. All depending on the discharge, one or more...


New findings on low water of the Rhine

Solothurn, 3 and 4 July 2018

During the first half of the last century periods of low water on the Rhine were distinctly more pronounced. Discharges were lower, and low flow periods lasted longer than in the past 50 years. The perception that low water occurs more often than...


ICPR - The Rhine for everyone!

How is the Rhine today? The general public is provided with appropriate information in the new ICPR brochure “Rhine for Everyone”. The ICPR aims at sensitising citizens in the entire international catchment for the Rhine as an important lifeline for man and nature The objective...


International and national water protection along the Rhine “30 years after Sandoz” Where are we today and what remains to be done?

Considerable investments into environmental protection and water protection triggered by the Sandoz warehouse fire 30 years ago have shown that it is possible to turn the former sewer Rhine into a largely clean river. Worldwide, the Rhine with its many uses and high industrial...


ICPR - innovative assessment tool concerning the effectiveness of flood prevention measures

A new ICPR tool is able to produce a quantitative proof of the effectiveness of flood prevention measures along the Rhine. Calculations show that the ambitious target defined in the Action Plan on Floods in 1998, to reduce flood risk by 25 % between 1995 and 2020 will be achieved...


Record-breaking year 2015: More than 150 upstream migrating salmon observed in Iffezheim - Upstream fish migration into Switzerland continues to be an important ICPR issue

The fish passage in Iffezheim which was reopened end 2013 clearly shows the encouraging development of migratory fish in the Rhine. Between January and the beginning of June 2015, more than 150 salmon, 30 allice shad and 120 sea lamprey were counted, which is considerably more...


ICPR wins prestigious Thiess International Riverprize

Worldwide reward for decades of international cooperation in Rhine protection!
On 16 September 2014 the ICPR was awarded the Thiess International RiverPrize 2014 in Canberra (Australia). During a gala dinner, the price was handed over to the President of the ICPR, Mr. Gustaaf...


Further reduction of water pollution required in the Rhine catchment

Pollutant contents of the waters in the Rhine catchment have been diminishing for a long time. However, there still are substances which pose a problem for the chemical and ecological water quality. These substances are part of continuous monitoring programmes and the states take...


15th Conference of the Rhine Mnisters, October 28, Basel

Prevention and AdaptationFuture challenges for sustainable water management in the Rhine catchment
The 15th Conference of Rhine Ministers on October 28, 2013 has adopted a precise schedule for restoring the continuity of the Rhine for fish migration. By 2020, salmon should again...


Rhein-Ministerkonferenz ,18. Oktober 2007, Bonn

 Bonn, 18. Oktober 2007
Die für den Schutz des Rheins und seines Einzugsgebietes zuständigen Ministerinnen und Minister und der Vertreter der Europäischen Kommission sind am 18. Oktober 2007 zur 14. Ministerkonferenz zusammen gekommen. Sie haben eine positive Bilanz über die...


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