EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology   link
Überland Str. 133, 8600 Dübendorf

Discipline: Environment

Eawag is a Swiss-based and internationally linked aquatic research institute committed to an ecological, economical and socially responsible management of water - the primary source of all life. It carries out research, teaching and consulting and forms a link between science and practical application.

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Environment - May 30

Trainees from Eawag's analytical and training laboratory assist in the analysis of a wide variety of water samples. A prominent example is the National River Monitoring and Survey Programme (NADUF).

Architecture - May 23

On Saturday, 20 May, the 18th Biennale of Architecture in Venice opened its doors. In the German pavilion, which focuses on building in existing contexts and the recycling economy, also the Nutrient Harvester developed at Eawag is demonstrated.

Pesticides and other chemicals harm biodiversity, and climate change is also threatening many habitats.

Environment - May 8

Glacial melt affects numerous organisms that are native to streams fed by glacial water. As the ice masses increasingly retreat, the bodies of water warm up, threatening the habitats of their cold-water inhabitants.

May 3, 2023, An Eawag study shows that a large variety of living organisms leave their DNA traces in groundwater - which also depends on the land use in the catchment area.

In urban India, rising water scarcity and increasing pressure on water supply utilities have prompted the use of treated wastewater as an alternative source.

Martin Ackermann has been director of Eawag since 1 January. Enough time to take stock and look ahead to the future direction of the Swiss aquatic research institute.

Environment - Apr 11

Nitrous oxide is one of the main greenhouse gases and also contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer.

A forest is crucial for life in streams, particularly in the catchment area and in the headwaters. Eawag researcher Rebecca Oester has quantified the extent of this influence of forests in the riparian zone and found a significant effect, particularly for sensitive species.

Environment - May 16

Container-based sanitation has the potential to generate carbon credits through avoided greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental engineer Wenzel Gruber and microbiologist Robert Niederdorfer - both Eawag postdocs - founded the spin-off Upwater together with two other partners at the beginning of November 2022.

Environment - May 5

In many parts of rural Kenya and other parts of the world, people rely on collecting drinking water from community water points, typically with 20 L plastic jerry cans.

Environment - Apr 25

Restoration and nature conservation projects have the great potential to restore and maintain important functions of our watercourses for future generations.

Environment - Apr 13

Mining repeatedly causes water pollution, with devastating consequences for people and the environment.

Ecologist Florian Altermatt has been promoted to full professor of aquatic ecology by the University of Zurich.

In a major survey of Swiss rivers and streams, more than 50 different fish species were recorded. For the first time, more than one species was also found in the case of smaller types of fish such as the bullhead.

Environment - Mar 23

Thanks to a unique data set from ten Swiss lakes, an international team of researchers led by Eawag has succeeded in reconstructing entire ecological plankton networks and determining how they respond to climate change and phosphate levels.

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