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  

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 20
Environment
Our lakes are unique resources for us and for nature, providing water for drinking and irrigation, habitats for fish, plants and small animals, and space for relaxation and fun. But these sensitive ecosystems are under pressure. In addition to the problems associated with changing land use and inputs of nutrients and pollutants, climate change is also affecting the lakes in our Alpine regions.
Environment - Feb 19
Environment

As the world's population continues to grow, the piles of biowaste also tower higher and higher.

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 - Jan 15
Environment

The study by 153 researchers from 40 countries found that climate factors such as temperature and humidity strongly influence the carbon cycles of river ecosystems.

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.

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.

Innovation - Jan 10

Since 2007, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has been awarding the "Watt d'Or" to innovative Swiss projects with the aim of publicizing exceptional achievements in the field of energy. This year, the jury, chaired by the Councilor of States, Pascal Bruderer Wyss, decided to award for the first time a special "Transition" prize in addition to the four established categories.





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