In order to best manage and protect Europe's bodies of water against easily transported pollution, the agriculture, industry, energy, and transportation sectors must all work together to reform their methods. Europeans have taken action with the creation of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine. This commission, created to protect the Rhine River, was established in the mid-1900s when water pollution was increasing. France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland combined efforts to create initiatives. Since 1950, the commission has successfully decreased the Rhine's levels of pollution. The European Union (EU) has also made significant efforts across the continent. The EU has implemented laws that apply to member nations and prohibit activities that would increase pollution rates. The European Environmental Agency was launched by the European Union to provide member nations with current and reliable information about the environment. The European Commission developed the European Innovation Partnership on Water to create solutions for reducing water pollution.