19 Aug European Riverprize – 2014
Winner: International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine | River Rhine, Transnational (Europe)
The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine had remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management following a 50 year legacy of river degradation and a devastating chemical accident in 1986. The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR), and other stakeholders in the basin have successfully implemented urban wastewater management strategies and dramatically improved the water quality of the Rhine. Additionally, in the past 15 years, the adoption of new, integrated policies has resulted in the restoration of a substantial area of floodplains in the densely populated Rhine delta. Watch video here.
Duero River Basin Authority | Orbigo River, Spain
Regional Government of Carinthia | Upper Drau, Austria
WWF Danube Carpathian Programme | Mura, Drava and Danube Rivers, Transnational (Europe)