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  
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 - Feb 14
Environment
Hardly a day went by in the summer of 2018 without a report on the continuing water scarcity at the time in Switzerland. Again and again, newspapers, radio and television were coming up with questions like: "How much water do nature, agriculture and people need?", "How can we find ways to save water?" and "Which regions have the least water reserves?" On the other hand, Swiss municipal governments, cantons, engineering firms, NGOs and public sector agencies appear to be less concerned with the relationship between water scarcity and water-saving measures.
Environment - Feb 11
Environment

Up to a billion people around the world are deficient in selenium and do not get sufficient amounts in their diets.

Physics - Feb 4
Physics

Tiny plastic particles measuring about 100 nanometres (millionths of a millimetre) are used in many products, for example to encapsulate dye or aromatic substances or as additives to shampoos and cosmetics.

Environment - Jan 24
Environment

A walk-through exhibition introduces people to innovative projects from various institutes.

Environment - Feb 8

Today, very few Swiss rivers or streams still flow in a natural bed. Since the eighteenth century, around 15,000 kilometres of watercourses have been modified, engineered or channelised. The degradation of aquatic habitats has had a severe impact on biodiversity.

Earth Sciences - Jan 31
Earth Sciences

The Mont Terri Rock Laboratory, lying to the north of Saint-Ursanne in the canton of Jura, is located at a depth of around 300 metres underground.

Environment - Jan 24
Environment

Florian Altermatt is assuming responsibility for the Biodiversity Forum at a crucial moment: In 2019, the World Biodiversity Council IPBES publishes its first global analysis, a milestone in the dialogue on biodiversity.





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