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

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 - 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 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.

Social Sciences - Aug 28
Social Sciences

A group of geoscientists, among them Andrea Popp from Eawag, collected data for a conference paper to be given at the annual meeting of the EGU (European Geosciences Union).

Environment - Aug 5

The European Environment Agency provides an online interactive map of bathing water quality in European countries (including Switzerland and Albania), where the classification of bathing water can be viewed.

Agronomy - Jul 25

In Zurich last week, some 200 experts discussed the future of the essential nutrient phosphorus. Without phosphorus, no cell, plant, or animal can function.

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.

Earth Sciences - Aug 30
Earth Sciences

After studying biology and biochemistry at the University of Lorraine (Metz, F), Benoît Ferrari worked on the ecotoxicity of solid waste in his dissertation.

Environment - Aug 15

13 substances were detected for the first time in groundwater, 15 were found in concentrations above 100 ng/L.

Health - Psychology - Jul 30
Health - Psychology

At the time, although neighbouring countries were afflicted with the virus, The Gambia was Ebola-free, and has remained so to date.

Sport - Jul 23

The world's most famous bike race - the Tour de France - is well underway. From 6th to 28th July, it's a race against each other as well as against time for the professional cyclists, who will cycle almost 3,500 kilometres through 21 stages and 65 climbs and passes.

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