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.

Life Sciences - Jun 13
Life Sciences
The insecticide imidacloprid is one of the strongest insect toxins and belongs to the group of neonicotinoids. Since 2019, the use of imidacloprid, along with two other substances in this group, is only allowed in greenhouses, as this substance is one of those responsible for the death of bees. Imidacloprid is also very toxic for aquatic organisms; as is stated in the manufacturer's certification reports.
Event - Jun 11
Event

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.

Environment - May 29
Environment

Better nutrient management in catchment areas can, to some extent, mitigate critical impacts on lakes, such as reduced oxygen concentrations at deeper layers or cyanobacterial blooms in late summer.

Environment - May 17

Wastewater contains valuable resources. However, because existing wastewater management systems have been designed primarily for pollution control and hygiene, the recovery of resources from wastewater is cumbersome.

Environment - Apr 25
Environment

In 2017, more than 7,500 ecotoxicological tests were carried out on fish in Switzerland alone with the aim of protecting humans, animals and the environment.

Environment - Apr 2
Environment

Between March and October 2017, samples collected from five small streams with catchment areas subject to a variety of agricultural uses were analysed for plant protection products.

Life Sciences - Jun 3
Life Sciences

Darwin himself recognised the principle of adaptive radiation as being an important process in evolution.

Earth Sciences - May 24
Earth Sciences

Carsten Schubert has been researching in the Department Surface Waters since 2001, which he is head of since 2012.

Life Sciences - May 14
Life Sciences

The lakes in the perialpine regions of Europe are home to a particular community of cyanobacteria which Marie-Eve Monchamp investigated in connection with her doctoral thesis at Eawag.

Environment - Apr 17
Environment

Switzerland's rivers harbour a unique biodiversity.

Environment - Mar 26
Environment

Between spring and autumn, when the lakes warm up and the concentration of nutrients increases, all around the world blue-green algae are proliferating en masse.





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