EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Überlandstrasse 133, CH-8600 Dübendorf
EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology   link
Discipline: Environment
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

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 - Dec 12, 2019
Environment - Earth Sciences
In small watercourses in Swiss agricultural catchments, pesticides pose an ecotoxicological risk. This was demonstrated by studies carried out in 2015 and 2017 under the National Surface Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NAWA SPEZ), where pesticide concentrations exceeded environmental quality standards for most of the study period.
Environment - Life Sciences - Dec 5, 2019
Environment - Life Sciences

When two individuals from different species mate, the offspring is known as a hybrid. As a result of the genomes being mixed, sometimes phenotypes are produced that deal with new environmental conditions better than the two parent species.

Environment - Nov 19, 2019

With the Blue Diversion Autarky toilet, faeces, urine and wastewater are separated at source.

Life Sciences - Environment - Nov 13, 2019
Life Sciences - Environment

"The people who live around the Eqaluit River in the south-west of Greenland do know that there are char living in the river and its lakes", explains the evolutionary and fish biologist Carmela Dönz.

Pharmacology - Oct 23, 2019

This spring, as they have now done for the past eight years, the international research team SCORE (Sewage analysis CORe group Europe), co-founded by Christoph Ort from Eawag, once again examined t

Environment - Social Sciences - Dec 2, 2019

If one turns a stone over in a river or stream, it swarms with tiny animals: caddisflies, water beetles, freshwater shrimp, and snails. The invertebrates living on the beds of water bodies that can be seen with the naked eye, called macroinvertebrates, are rather unimposing, but for science and the protection of surface waters they are of great importance.

Environment - Chemistry - Nov 18, 2019
Environment - Chemistry

Micropollutants from medicines, personal care products, pesticides and industrial chemicals find their way into our wastewater every day.

Environment - Innovation - Oct 30, 2019
Environment - Innovation

Cashless payments, online maps for navigation, photo sharing on social networks - digitalisation has become an integral part of our everyday lives.

Environment - Life Sciences - Oct 16, 2019
Environment - Life Sciences

Ecosystems provide numerous benefits, supplying food, clean water and other resources. So, it is vital that ecosystem stability is maintained in the face of disturbances such as drought, heatwaves or nutrient inputs.

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