The state of the Rhine is monitored from Switzerland down to the Netherlands. The map of the Rhine catchment (below) shows the location of the monitoring sites of the Rhine Monitoring Programme Chemistry.
Biological monitoring and the classification of water plants, algae, fish and invertebrates are also of great importance. Characteristics such as water structure (eco-morphological quality) are included into the investigations.
Report on the Coordination of Surveillance Monitoring Programmes in the Rhine River District
Rhine Monitoring Programme Chemistry 2021-2026 (This document is only available in German, French and Dutch.)
Parameter list of the Rhine Monitoring Programme Chemistry 2021-2026 (This document is only available in German, French and Dutch.)
that regularly more than 100 substances are monitored and assessed in water and suspended matter?
Among them nutrients, heavy metals and organic micro-pollutions.