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 - Life Sciences - Jun 29
The 51-year-old succeeds Janet Hering, who is reaching retirement age. Martin Ackermann is group leader at Eawag and Professor of the Ecology of Microbial Systems at the ETH Zurich. He will take up his new post on 01 January 2023.
Life Sciences - Environment - Jun 28
Life Sciences - Environment

Africa is home to a large part of the world's biodiversity. Many species are native only to this continent. So far, the genome of only a tiny proportion of them has been decoded, but this is an important prerequisite for their protection. The large-scale African BioGenome Project, in which researchers are also involved, now aims to change this.

Environment - Jun 23

Lake Greifensee is almost on Eawag's "doorstep" and is therefore used extensively for its water research. Last Friday, interested visitors learned about how the researchers work and what they have discovered about the lake during an enjoyable boat trip. There will be another opportunity for this in autumn.

Environment - Agronomy - Jun 16
Environment - Agronomy

It is no secret that climate change has a serious impact on the quality and ecology of aquatic environments. Researchers at Eawag have revealed that human responses to climate change are just as impactful on our water systems - for example, in the areas of agriculture and hydropower.

Environment - Jun 9

Eawag's research is usually reported on in scientific papers and media articles. Rather unusual, however, is the form of a comic. Illustrator Celine Künzle took a close-up look at Eawag's research with faeces and recorded her impressions in the recently-published comic report.

Environment - Earth Sciences - May 31
Environment - Earth Sciences

The biologically active, slow-flow sand filters of lake water treatment would remove nanoplastics from the raw water very efficiently. This was shown both in the laboratory and in larger, realistic tests and modelling.

Environment - Jun 27

A facility with experimental ponds for field trials is located on the Eawag site in Dübendorf. The current experiment is investigating how the water lily aphid - a herbivore that lives both on land and on water - influences the development of the biocoenosis in water bodies.

Life Sciences - Environment - Jun 22
Life Sciences - Environment

Using DNA data, researchers from ETH and Eawag have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove beneficial as they report today.

Environment - Jun 14

In the future, drones could open up new possibilities for taking water samples fully automatically in remote areas. To this end, researchers tested a drone model developed at Empa and Imperial College.

Environment - Jun 2

Dominik Scheibler has been Eawag's Environmental representative since 2021. On the occasion of Environmental Day on June 5, he tells us where Eawag stands in the field of the environment and energy, what the coronavirus could change and what the next milestones are, for example in the context of renewable heat supply.

Environment - May 25

On the fringes of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the universities and research institutes of the ETH Domain presented themselves to Swiss politics, research and business.

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