On the occasion of "RhineCleanUp 2022", the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) and the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) organised a waste collection campaign. They were supported by the AWO neighbourhood office Südliche Vorstadt.
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), the water levels even fell below those of 2018.
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 the Rhine.