Internationale Gewässerschutzkommission für den Bodensee (IGKB)

International Commission for the Protection of Lake Constance
Commission internationale pour la protection du lac de Constance
Commissione Internazionale per la Protezione del Lago di Costanza

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1960-10-27 Steckborn Switzerland


Set up by the Convention signed between the 'Länder' of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria (Federal Republic of Germany), Austria and Switzerland. Constitution drawn up, 5-6 Nov 1959, St Gallen (Switzerland), and signed, 27 Oct 1960, Steckborn (Switzerland). Convention entered into force, 10 Nov 1961.


Determine the sanitary conditions of Lake Constance and causes of its pollution; regularly supervise its sanitary conditions, discuss measures to remedy the present pollution and to prevent future pollution, and make recommendations to the riparian States.


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