International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine

Recognizing the need for cross-border collaboration for the benefit of the Rhine and of all waters running into the Rhine, the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) is comprised of nine states and regions in the Rhine watershed (Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Liechtenstein and the Belgian region of Wallonia, Italy). The members closely co-operate with each other and the European Commission in order to harmonize the many interests of use and protection in the Rhine area. Key work areas include:

  • The sustainable development of the Rhine and its alluvial areas
  • The quality of water and pollution of waters in the watershed
  • The prevention and protection against river floods.

The commission includes various working- and expert groups with clearly defined mandates which work on all relevant technical issues arising from the implementation of the Convention on the Protection of the Rhine and from European law. Decisions are taken in the annual plenary assembly. The Conference of Rhine Ministers takes decisions in matters of political importance and establishes the basis for coherent, coordinated programs of measure. The set-up of this cross-country commission was the model for many other river basins.

International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine website, Convention of the Protection of the Rhine , International Warning- and Alarm Plan Rhine , List of Rhine Flood Warning and forecasting centres, Progress reports
http://www.iksr.org, http://www.iksr.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente_en/Convention_on_the_Protection_of_the_Rhine_12.04.99-EN_01.pdf, http://www.iksr.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Dokumente_en/International_Warning-_and_Alarm_Plan.pdf, http://www.iksr.org/index.php?id=140&L=3, http://www.iksr.org/index.php?id=127&L=3

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Research
01 Mar 2016
This report presents the key insights and findings from a Comparative review of the First Aid App funded by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC). The study was led by Trilateral Research (TRI), with support from Fraunhofer Institute for Ope...
Tags: Research, Mobile Technology
Video
26 Nov 2014
Flash Floods and Debris Flow are a major hazard in Europe and worldwide and Early Warning Systems are the best way to increase preparedness and suport efficient operational risk management. The video presents the advanced tools developed under the EU...
Tags: Video, Early Warning Systems, Flood
Case Study, Guidance material
26 Jul 2014
The IFRC and Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran have initiated a Partnership on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction. Initial activies under the partnership include pilot studies in five cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Jaka...
Tags: Case Study, Guidance material, Urban Risk Reduction