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237. Technical report « Tool and assessment method to determine flood risk evolution/reduction”

To determine the effects of measures on flood risk the ICPR has developed a method which was integrated into a geographical information system (GIS). With the help of this new tool it is now possible to establish quantitatively the effectiveness of prevention measures on the...


236. Synthesis report « Assessment of flood risk reduction (APF) according to the types of measures and risk objects covered by the FD”

A new ICPR tool is able to produce a quantitative proof of the effectiveness of flood prevention measures along the Rhine. Calculations show that the ambitious target defined in the Action Plan on Floods in 1998, to reduce flood risk by 25 % between 1995 and 2020 will be achieved...


235. Warning and Alarm Plan Rhine - Reports 2015 -

The WAP distinguishes between warnings, information and search reports. The International Main Alert Centres (IHWZ) issue warnings in cases of water pollution incidents implying substances noxious to water, if the amounts or concentrations concerned may detrimentally impact the...


234. Substance data sheet - Copper -

The ICPR has decided to derive environmental quality standards for the Rhine according to the rules of Annex V, Paragraph 1.2.6 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) for the list of substances relevant for the Rhine.As far as possible, these EQS Rhine are to be based on the...


233. Emission inventory for the Rhine catchment 2010

The relevant substances to consider in the international river basin district Rhine for the programme “Rhine 2020” and the 2nd Management Plan Rhine 2015 are set. For these substances, the emission inventory at hand relating to the year 2010 has been carried out. Due to the...


232. Summary Report on the Rhine Measurement Programme Biology 2012/2013

The synthesis report at hand represents the results of the biological inventories within the second monitoring cycle (2012/2013) of the management plan for the international river basin district Rhine and compares them with the results of the first cycle in 2006/2007. The data on...


231. Report of the President of the ICPR 2015

In the Plenary Session, the President of the ICPR annually reports on the most important activities of the Commission in the past year.
On 16 September 2014 and one year after having been awarded the very first European Riverprize in Vienna, the International RiverFoundation...


230. Warning and Alarm Plan Rhine - Reported incidents 2014

The objective of the Warning and Alarm Plan (WAP) is, to pass on reports on sudden pollutions with substances noxious to water in the Rhine catchment if the amount and concentration may detrimentally impact the water quality and/or biocoenosis of the Rhine and to warn the...


229. Assessment of the modification of probability due to flood level reduction measures along the Rhine

Based on the report on the “Evidence of the effectiveness of measures aimed at reducing flood levels of the Rhine” (ICPR report no. 199, 2012) the ICPR has calculated the modified flood probability resulting from flood retention measures already implemented or planned (ICPR...


228. The fish fauna of the Rhine 2012/2013

The species composition, abundance and age structure of fish reflect the large-scale occurrence of habitat structures of importance for different life stages and the river continuity. Discharge modifications (impoundments, water intake, diversion) and thermal pollution also...


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