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15th Conference of the Rhine Mnisters, October 28, Basel

Prevention and AdaptationFuture challenges for sustainable water management in the Rhine catchment
The 15th Conference of Rhine Ministers on October 28, 2013 has adopted a precise schedule for restoring the continuity of the Rhine for fish migration. By 2020, salmon should again...


Rhein-Ministerkonferenz ,18. Oktober 2007, Bonn

 Bonn, 18. Oktober 2007
Die für den Schutz des Rheins und seines Einzugsgebietes zuständigen Ministerinnen und Minister und der Vertreter der Europäischen Kommission sind am 18. Oktober 2007 zur 14. Ministerkonferenz zusammen gekommen. Sie haben eine positive Bilanz über die...


Upstream Salmon Migration again possible at some 480 Obstacles

Rotterdam, 3 July 2013 Result of the present ICPR balance of ecological measures taken during 2000 - 2012: Upstream migration is again possible at some 480 obstacles in the Rhine catchment. 122 km² of floodplains have been reactivated, 80 oxbow lakes and backwaters have been...


Action Plan on Floods in the Rhine catchment: 55 km² of floodplains along the Rhine regained

Strasbourg, 10 July 2012
Since the last great flood of the Rhine in 1995 the countries in the Rhine catchment have invested some 10.3 billion € into improved flood protection and have thus increased the protection of people and goods. Such is the result of the balance of the...


New Study Results on the Consequences of Climate Change for the Rhine Catchment

Vaduz, 5 and 6 July 2011 By the middle of the century, in the Rhine catchment up to 20 % higher discharges are to be expected during winters and up to 10 % lower discharges are expected during summers, while regional variations may occur. These are among the findings of a new...


60 years ICPR - a new strategy on micro-pullutants

Koblenz, July 2010
The Rhine bordering countries have decided on a comprehensive strategy to address the problem of micro-pollutants from municipal and industrial wastewater. The decision was taken by the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) and the...


60 years of International Water Protection along the Rhine – Commemorative Colloquium in the Electoral Palace in Mainz

Koblenz/Mainz, 29/30 June 2010
On Wednesday, 30 June 2010, more than 250 participants representing water management in the ICPR Member States Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, and Germany, and in other states belonging to the Rhine catchment will celebrate 60...


Re-introduction of salmon on the right track

Koblenz, 29 April 2010
The workshop „Master Plan Migratory Fish Rhine“ which the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine staged in the Regierungspräsidium Freiburg (Germany) on 27 and 28 April 2010 hosted a large number of international participants. More than...


Almost all fish species back in the Rhine

Salmon: Improve access to habitats and reduce illegal catchesICPR Plenary Assembly in Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen, 2 July 2009
Redevelopment measures targeted at improving the Rhine water quality have made many species return to the watershed. As far as fish are concerned, the...


New ICPR website goes online – www.iksr.org

Koblenz, March 22, 2009
On the occasion of the United Nations’ World Water Day (22 March 09) the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) launches its new and revised internet site. www.iksr.org presents a survey of the multiple international co-operation...