ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

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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 2020. The Rhine Atlas shows the flood-prone areas along the Rhine from the Alps to the North Sea.…

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Following the new website www.ourrhine.eu, www.edu.ourrhine.eu was launched in autumn 2020 during a virtual meeting of the network of visitor centres in the Rhine basin.

Never before has home schooling been as important as in 2020, the year in which the COVID 19 pandemic broke…

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A film about the reintroduction of the salmon in Germany on the occasion of the Year of the Salmon 2019. The salmon used to be a breadfish in Germany, today it is almost extinct and only known from the supermarket. In order to strengthen the stocks again, and in addition to the…

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In July 2020, the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) will celebrate its 70th anniversary. It is one of the most successful international river basin commissions. This is shown, among other things, by the results of the "Rhine 2020" programme. With…

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Upon the invitation of Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Minister for Infrastructure, Water Protection and Water Management, the responsible ministers and the representative of the European Union met in Amsterdam on 13 February 2020 for the 16th Rhine Ministerial Conference. They drew an…

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On 1st January 2020, the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) gained a new president. On the same date, a change in management took place. In February 2020, the "Rhine2040" programme is to be adopted at the Rhine Ministerial Conference.

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The annual Plenary Session of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) was staged in Malbun (Liechtenstein) on 4 and 5 July 2019. The preparation of the Conference of Rhine ministers, in particular of the new programme “Rhine 2040”, which will be…

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​​​​​​​The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) has published recommendations on how states in the Rhine catchment can further reduce micropollutant inputs into waters. They particularly concern the areas of wastewater collection and wastewater…

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​​​​​​​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 gates of the…

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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…

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