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.

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Environment - Aug 15
13 substances were detected for the first time in groundwater, 15 were found in concentrations above 100 ng/L. This is the threshold value for pesticides under the Water Protection Ordinance. The researchers are particularly targeting metabolites of chlorothalonil, a product used against fungal attack in cereal, vegetable, wine and ornamental plant cultivation.
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 - Jul 8

The need for food, as well as the proportion of animal products, is increasing all over the world.

Environment - Jul 3

The preferred food of pike in shallow lakes in Denmark and Sweden is roach. Seven in ten fish found by researchers in the stomachs of pike were roach - and the numbers tended to be even higher in wintertime.

Life Sciences - Jun 13
Life Sciences

The insecticide imidacloprid is one of the strongest insect toxins and belongs to the group of neonicotinoids.

Health - Jul 30

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.

Life Sciences - Jul 3
Life Sciences

The six selected projects include innovative approaches to replacing animals used in experiments with cell cultures as well as new strategies to improve animal welfare and reduce the number of living animals necessary.

Earth Sciences - Jun 27
Earth Sciences

Two years ago, researchers from Eawag and EPFL posted a publicly accessible 3D model on www.meteolakes.ch * that uses current and forecast data from MeteoSchweiz, hydrological data from the Federal Office for the Environment and satellite data to map lake water temperatures.

Event - Jun 11

On 6 June 2019 in the KKL Lucerne, the Building Award was presented for the third time. A total of 21 projects had been nominated.

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