The goal of the "Rhine 2040" programme is good water quality. The water of the Rhine should be so clean that drinking water can be obtained from it using the simplest and most natural methods possible. Suspended matter, sediments, plants and animals should also be uncontaminated. To this end, six sub-goals were formulated, which are to be implemented, among other things, through the measures listed below.
1. Reduce nutrient inputs
2. Reduce micro-pollutant inputs by at least 30 %
3. Reduce pollutant load
4. Improve sediment quality
5. Operate warning and alarm plan in a forward-looking manner
6. Reduce waste and plastic