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  
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.

Life Sciences - Oct 2
Life Sciences
In textbooks on evolution, conceptional and mathematical models explain how a host-parasite relationship affects the genome of both organisms. This is known as coevolution. How this interaction really functions can, on the other hand, be proven in vivo for only a few genes. Studies of the whole genome of both species that also show the progression of this mutual influence over time have never been done before.
Environment - Sep 27

Natural, human oestrogens, as well as synthetic substances such as the contraceptive pill, pesticides and industrial chemicals, are transported mainly via our wastewater into surface waters.

Environment - Sep 17

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, was the first UN multilateral environmental agreement to be universally ratified (197 Parties by 2008).

Environment - Sep 9

Eawag researchers have identified the major anthropogenic threats and their chief origins in a review article.

Environment - Electroengineering - Sep 3
Environment - Electroengineering

Switzerland is proud of its strongly developed use of hydropower. This covers almost 60% of the country's electricity needs.

Life Sciences - Environment - Sep 23
Life Sciences - Environment

Most recreational fishermen do not take notice of the little threespine stickleback fish - it is too small and spiny to make a good meal.

Environment - Sep 10

More and more people are moving to cities and agglomerations in Switzerland, which is putting extreme pressure on some wastewater treatment plants: Because they are having to treat greater volumes of wastewater, their energy consumption is skyrocketing.

Life Sciences - Sep 4
Life Sciences

Eawag has been researching for many years to find alternatives to animal experiments so as to reduce and replace tests on live fish.

Environment - Computer Science - Aug 30
Environment - Computer Science

Until a few years ago, experts in Switzerland spoke of around 20 species. Now a major project by Eawag, the University of Zurich, the Swiss Centre for the Cartography of the Fauna (CSCF) and the Swiss Entomological Society (SEG) has researched over 40 clearly different species.

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