ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Cope with low water

The aim of the programme "Rhine 2040" is to mitigate the negative effects of low water in the Rhine catchment. To this end, two sub-goals were formulated, which are to be implemented, among other things, through the measures listed below.

1.  Ensure low water monitoring

  • Improve monitoring and consider data on drought and impacts of low water
  • Analysis of the future availability of water resources until 2050

2.  Develop international assessment and solution approaches

  • Develop common assessment approaches
  • Implement measures to promote sustainable water management
  • Raise awareness among user groups
  • Develop joint assessment criteria and solution approaches, if necessary, draw up a low-water management plan