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

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 - Apr 12
A mobile handwashing station that hygienically recycles its own water without water mains or sewage connection not only has great potential for deployment in countries lacking in infrastructure. The water wall also has great potential in public transport or at events.
Environment - Apr 8

In the Blue-Green Biodiversity research initiative of WSL and Eawag scientists from around the world are working together to find solutions to the pressing challenges of biodiversity loss. The scientists explain in a video what they are working on - and why.

Environment - Mar 22

The motto of today's World Water Day is "Valuing water - What means water to you?". With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of water.

Environment - Health - Mar 11
Environment - Health

Rare earth metals such as cerium and gadolinium are increasingly entering wastewater from industry, but also from hospitals.

Environment - Life Sciences - Mar 4
Environment - Life Sciences

In Lake Constance, sticklebacks are occupying increasingly varied habitat types - in recent years even including the open and deep waters of the lake.

Life Sciences - Mar 3
Life Sciences

Researchers have discovered a unique bacterium that lives inside a unicellular eukaryote and provides it with energy.

Environment - Feb 23

A new fact sheet highlights the opportunities and challenges associated with greywater. Greywater is relatively clean wastewater - from showers, baths, bathroom and kitchen sinks, washing machines or dishwashers - which (unlike blackwater) has not been in direct contact with faeces.

Environment - Life Sciences - Feb 12
Environment - Life Sciences

A community of sulfur bacteria grows in the northern basin of Lake Tanganyika and plays a key role in the lake's nitrogen cycle.

Environment - Life Sciences - Mar 30

Ecotoxicological tests need to be extremely accurate - which often poses challenges in research and practice. Eawag has now developed a computer model that enables even more accurate testing at high throughput; the model is simple, widely applicable and saves resources.

Environment - Mar 16

There will be no general shortage, but water may be scarce depending on the region and time of year - conversely, heavier rainfall will lead to more local flooding. These are the findings of the Hydro-CH2018 project published today, Hydrological Principles of Climate Change.

Health - Mar 9

Monitoring of wastewater samples has the potential to provide a further indicator - alongside the number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths - to track the course of the pandemic.

Pharmacology - Environment - Mar 3
Pharmacology - Environment

New pharmaceuticals are being launched on the market all the time. It is of course their effectiveness in people's health that is of central importance here, but at some point, their active ingredients or traces of them wind up in the environment, where they can have negative consequences.

Environment - Feb 25

Copepods (minute crustaceans with paddle-like feet) can differentiate between disturbances in water generated by nearby organisms and turbulence caused by wind or waves - an ability which helps them to find mates.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Feb 18
Environment - Earth Sciences

A new simulation study shows that climate change risks significantly altering water temperature, ice cover and mixing of many Swiss lakes.

Career - Feb 11

Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Eawag has long attached great importance to the engagement of women and the promotion of female careers.

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