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
Affiliation: ETH Board

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.

Environment - May 12
The last ice age, about 20,000 years ago, was significantly colder than previously thought. This is shown for the first time by systematically analysed samples of groundwater collected around the globe and the inert gases dissolved in it. Swiss groundwater from Uster (ZH) also contributed to the results.
Environment - Health - May 10

With research, teaching and consulting on all aspects of water, Eawag is committed to a sustainable future - in Switzerland and worldwide. This is illustrated by the diverse and exciting projects that we present in our Annual Report.

Earth Sciences - Chemistry - May 3

Eawag Director Janet Hering has been awarded the honorary title of IAGC Fellow by the International Association of Geochemistry for her contributions to the field of geochemistry. On 22 April 2021, Professor Janet Hering, since 2007 Director of the aquatic research institute Eawag, was named to the Fellows of the International Association of Geochemistry (IAGC).

Environment - Earth Sciences - Apr 19
Environment - Earth Sciences

The condition of Swiss lakes has improved thanks to stricter protection measures, but less than expected.

Environment - Apr 12

A mobile handwashing station that hygienically recycles its own water without water mains or sewage connection not only has great potential for deployment in countries lacking in infrastructure.

Environment - Life Sciences - Mar 30

Ecotoxicological tests need to be extremely accurate - which often poses challenges in research and practice. Eawag has now developed a computer model that enables even more accurate testing at high throughput; the model is simple, widely applicable and saves resources.

Campus - May 7

On Wednesday, 5 May, the expansion of the Empa and Eawag research campus in Dübendorf began with a ground-breaking ceremony for a new laboratory building. This was attended by representatives of the two research institutes, the general contractor, the architectural office and the city of Dübendorf.

Environment - Apr 29

Their very small size means that rotaviruses are difficult to filter out of water. But these pathogens are among the leading causes of gastrointestinal infections, especially among children in developing countries.

Environment - Agronomy - Apr 15
Environment - Agronomy

Never did Jagannath Biswakarma think that a Tweet about one of his academic articles would receive attention from world-leading media outlets.

Environment - Apr 8

In the Blue-Green Biodiversity research initiative of WSL and Eawag scientists from around the world are working together to find solutions to the pressing challenges of biodiversity loss. The scientists explain in a video what they are working on - and why.

Environment - Mar 22

The motto of today's World Water Day is "Valuing water - What means water to you?". With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of water.

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