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.

Campus - Environment - Jul 22
Campus - Environment
Each year at Eawag, around 160 Master's and Bachelor's students are supervised and often directly involved in research projects. Again and again, this collaboration - as well as Eawag's flat hierarchies and interdisciplinary culture - leads to outstanding Master's theses.
Earth Sciences - Environment - Jul 19
Earth Sciences - Environment

A comprehensive inventory of Swiss glacial lakes shows how the lake landscape in the high mountains has changed since the end of the Little Ice Age.

Environment - Jul 8

Eawag's practice-oriented courses (known as PEAK) provide training for professionals. Isabelle Schläppi of the PEAK Office looks back over a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Career - Environment - Jul 1
Career - Environment

On July 1, Benoit Ferrari will permanently take over as director of the Ecotox Centre, which he has already led ad interim for the past two years. He will be supported by Etienne Vermeirssen, group leader of Aquatic Ecotoxicology, as deputy director.

Life Sciences - Environment - Jun 24
Life Sciences - Environment

The OECD gives the green light to the fish cell line assay developed at Eawag. This paves the way for companies and authorities around the world to determine the environmental toxicology of chemicals without having to resort to animal testing.

Environment - Jun 14

Hydropower is considered to be CO2-neutral, but certain power plants in tropical regions produce large quantities of greenhouse gases. Researchers at Eawag have now studied how much carbon dioxide escapes into the atmosphere below the Kariba Dam in southern Africa. Such previously ignored emissions must be taken into account by future carbon budgets.

Environment - Research Management - Jul 15
Environment - Research Management

Open Science is an important development in science - open access to the results of research. Eawag supports these and makes a growing part of its research data, including descriptions, images and even software, available publicly and free of charge on the Eawag platform ERIC or, in special cases, on discipline-specific, international databases. ERIC complements the long-standing platform DORA for scientific publications.

Environment - Career - Jul 5
Environment - Career

Last week, around 25 guests were able to witness live - and in keeping with Coronahow the large silver key to the new Eawag building symbolically changed hands.

Environment - Life Sciences - Jun 29
Environment - Life Sciences

Groundwater is also an ecosystem, but little is known about the biodiversity underground. researchers have now documented the diversity of life in Swiss groundwater in a pilot study - and discovered previously unknown species of amphipods in the process. Here they relied on a citizen science approach.

Environment - Life Sciences - Jun 17
Environment - Life Sciences

Formerly widespread, native crayfish in Switzerland are now highly endangered. With support from Eawag, experts are doing everything they can to preserve the secretive river dwellers.

Environment - Jun 11

In the Water Hub, our scientists are researching sustainable and decentralised wastewater treatment. Here, wastewater is not regarded as waste, but as a resource. Now the research platform in NEST can be visited virtually at any time.

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