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  
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 - Oct 15
Global trade is saving water on balance. In principle, this is a good thing. However, the water budget has its dark side - a fact which Eawag researchers have now brought to light. Virtual water is the term used to describe water that is used in the production of a product. The amount used varies according to the place where the products are produced.
Earth Sciences - Oct 11
Earth Sciences

Mountain rivers swollen by heavy rainfall deposit large amounts of sediment in reservoirs. To prevent the loss of storage capacity, some reservoirs are equipped with bypass tunnels which convey sediment-laden waters to downstream reaches.

Environment - Sep 27

Dealing with wastewater right where it is being produced, instead of in central treatment plants, can be more flexible and economical depending on the location.

Astronomy - Sep 21

In the future, astronauts on long missions in space will have to take care of their own farming. But will that even work? An unusual experiment by Eawag researcher was designed to find some of the answers.

Environment - Oct 4

When does the poisonous blue alga reach its critical point and how does the lake react to heat waves' In the future, satellite pictures will answer these questions in real time.

- Sep 25
Photo: Eawag, Aldo Todaro

Research in lowand middle-income countries is an important component of Eawag's mission. The Eawag Partnership Programme (EPP) was developed to strengthen research and research ties with students and academic institutions in the Global South.

Continuing Education - Sep 20

In autumn 1993, Eawag launched a series of courses under the "PEAK" brand (practice-oriented Eawag courses).

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