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 - Earth Sciences - Apr 19
Environment - Earth Sciences
The condition of Swiss lakes has improved thanks to stricter protection measures, but less than expected. A new method developed by Eawag for calculating biomass production in lakes provides explanations and a basis for further water protection measures. "No bathing" rules were still imposed on many Swiss lakeshores until the 1980s.
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.

Environment - Health - Mar 11
Environment - Health

Rare earth metals such as cerium and gadolinium are increasingly entering wastewater from industry, but also from hospitals.

Environment - Life Sciences - Mar 4
Environment - Life Sciences

In Lake Constance, sticklebacks are occupying increasingly varied habitat types - in recent years even including the open and deep waters of the lake.

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.

Environment - Mar 16

There will be no general shortage, but water may be scarce depending on the region and time of year - conversely, heavier rainfall will lead to more local flooding. These are the findings of the Hydro-CH2018 project published today, Hydrological Principles of Climate Change.

Health - Mar 9

Monitoring of wastewater samples has the potential to provide a further indicator - alongside the number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths - to track the course of the pandemic.

Pharmacology - Environment - Mar 3
Pharmacology - Environment

New pharmaceuticals are being launched on the market all the time. It is of course their effectiveness in people's health that is of central importance here, but at some point, their active ingredients or traces of them wind up in the environment, where they can have negative consequences.

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