International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin

Commission internationale de l'hydrologie du bassin du Rhin (CHR)
Internationale Kommission für die Hydrologie des Rheingebietes (KHR)
Internationale Commissie voor de Hydrologie van het Rijnstroomgebied

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History

Established 1970, in the framework of UNESCO's International Hydrological Decade (IHD). Between 1975-1977, continuation of activities in the framework of UNESCO' International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP) of WMO. Previously also referred to in Dutch as International Commissie voor de Hydrologie van het Rijngebied. Since 1978, activities comprise exchange of verbal notes between participating countries.

Aims

Support cooperation between hydrological institutes and services active in the catchment area of the Rhine; execute hydrological studies in the Rhine basin and exchange research results; promote exchange of hydrological data and information in the Rhine (eg current data, forecasts); develop standardized methods for collecting and processing hydrological data in the Rhine riparian states.

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Activities

Knowledge management/information dissemination; projects/programmes.

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Languages

English, German.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 6 countries
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Subjects *

  • Hydrology
    • Hydrology
  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 14: Life Below Water

UIA Org ID

D8313

Last News Received

14. Feb 2019
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