ICPR – International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

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For the third time since 2003 and 2018, the Rhine and many water bodies in its catchment area are affected by a pronounced low water level. The current event is comparable to the low water of four years ago. At the gauges in Duisburg-Ruhrort (Germany) and Lobith (Netherlands),…

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The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) presented its priorities until 2027 at its Plenary Assembly on 7 July 2022 in Brussels. In addition, a newly published report and an atlas provide an overview of the development of habitats and biodiversity along…

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For the third time since 2009, the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) has published a river basin management plan for the International River Basin District Rhine. The report provides an overview of the state of the Rhine and its largest tributaries…

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The Rhine and its tributaries are doing much better. Based on the successes achieved, further progress is needed to reach the good status. This is shown by the reports on the ecology and water quality of the Rhine adopted at the plenary session of the International Commission for…

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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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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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