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

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. This work shows once again how closely terrestrial and aquatic habitats are linked.

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.

Black Soldier Flies and the transformation of organic waste into marketable products has been a main research area of the Municipal Solid Waste Management group at Eawag for more than 12 years.

Environment - Mar 10

Film is a powerful medium to tell stories, communicate information and inspire audiences. At the 5th Global Science Film Festival, global politics and science meet on the big screen, also with contributions from Eawag.

Researchers have for the first time estimated how probable the accidental release of nanomaterials will be in the future. They based this on models from the nuclear industry. For a risk assessment, the results now have to be linked to information about the hazardous nature of the materials.

The looming energy crisis has increased the pressure to push ahead with the energy transition in Switzerland.

Environment - Mar 17

The UN Water Conference will be held in New York from 22 -24 March 2023. In addition to Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, researchers will also be present.

Martin Ackermann has been head of Eawag since January. At his request, the ETH Board has now appointed three new members to the Directorate.

The hydrogeologist Mario Schirmer has been appointed as adjunct professor by Canada's Laval University.

The federal government has just published the updated Red List of fish and cyclostomes. Eawag was involved.

Wastewater treatment plants can do more than just wastewater treatment. In the future, they should also recover resources.

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