ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Programme “Rhine 2020”

In January 2001, the Rhine ministers adopted the programme "Rhine 2020” and set measurable targets for the areas of ecology, floods, water quality and groundwater protection.

The programme "Salmon 2020" and the "Action Plan on Floods" adopted in 1998 were included in the programme "Rhine 2020".

"Rhine 2020" was the continuation of the extremely successful "Rhine Action Programme" (1987-2000). Since 2020, its successor programme is "Rhine 2040".

In 2020 - after two decades - the responsible ministers took final stock of the "Rhine 2020" programme. You can read about which goals were achieved under the following link:

Balance “Rhine 2020”

We have listed the most important successes for you here: