RIWA-Rhine: Water quality Rhine does not improve

September 2nd, 2019

The year 2018 was marked by a large precipitation deficit in combination with a low water discharge of the Rhine, as is shown in the annual report 2018 of RIWA-Rhine which was published today. The prolonged period of drought showed how vulnerable we are, with advancing salinisation from the North Sea on the one hand … Continue reading “RIWA-Rhine: Water quality Rhine does not improve”

On the move – the ICPR is preparing for the future

July 6th, 2019

The annual Plenary Session of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) was staged in Malbun (Liechtenstein) on 4 and 5 July 2019. The preparation of the Conference of Rhine ministers, in particular of the new programme “Rhine 2040”, which will be approved there, ranged among its focal issues. Furthermore, the ICPR … Continue reading “On the move – the ICPR is preparing for the future”

Documentary on the Rhine water

June 20th, 2019

The German TV programme Quarks addresses the water quality of the Rhine in their episode of 18 June: ‘Der totgeglaubte Fluss: Wie gut ist das Rheinwasser heute?’ 50 years ago, thousands of poisoned fish drifted across the Rhine. The Rhine was dead. But even before this massive death, the Rhine was considered the “largest cesspool … Continue reading “Documentary on the Rhine water”