ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Flood Risk Management Plan

Disclaimer: the second draft of the International Flood Risk Management Plan "Rhine" will be available beginning 2021 on this page. Please find here the DE, FR or NL version of the IFRMP.

Remark: Please send your questions, adjustment wishes and remarks concerning the draft of the second FRMP of the IRBD Rhine by June 30, 2021 to sekretariat(at)iksr.de.

By 22 December 2015, the first "International Flood Risk Management Plan for the international Rhine basin district (IRBD Rhine; Part A: Catchment areas > 2,500 km²)" in continuation of the Action Plan on Floods has been published. The draft second IFRMP has been published by 22 December 2020 for public participation until 30 June 2021. This plan is part of the implementation of the European Flood Risk Management Directive. It describes the management of flood risks jointly convened by all states in the Rhine catchment in order to reduce detrimental consequences of floods for human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activities of the states.

The Flood Risk Management Plan 2015 concerns the period 2016 to 2021. The second draft of the IHWRM plan 2020 covers the period 2022 to 2027. It includes joint targets and measures of the states concerning different areas of flood prevention and technical flood protection. Also, the plan includes important information on flood risks and links towards the national flood risk management plans of the states in the Rhine catchment. The states are obliged to review the plan every 6 years and to update it, if required.

International Flood Risk Management Plan for the IRBD Rhine 2020 (draft)(available beginning 2021, please find here the DE, FR or NL versions)

International Flood Risk Management Plan for the IRBD Rhine 2015
The results of the information and participation of the public with respect to this plan are here.