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Good arguments for thermal use of surface waters in Switzerland

March 16, 2017 - Switzerland’s surface waters contain vast amounts of thermal energy which could be used for heating or cooling. Based on numerous studies, Eawag scientists have ...

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Photo: SIA/Reto Schlatter
March 23, 2017

On 22 March 2017 the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) awarded NEST a prize as part of its "Umsicht – Regards – Sguardi 2017" awards. The modular research and innovation building created by Empa and Eawag was acknowledged as providing a major contribution to the future design of Switzerland's living space. Read more

Urban water management 4.0 on World Water Day
March 22, 2017

The future of urban water management is also our future – this was the opinion of seven PhD students from Eawag came to, who decided to write a paper on the subject.  Read more

Larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) are fed on organic waste to produce protein-rich animal feed. (Photo: Stefan Diener)
March 21, 2017

Inadequate solid waste management poses significant health and environmental problems in low- and middle-income countries. However, numerous treatment and recycling options are now available which can not only improve sanitary conditions but also provide commercial opportunities for local enterprises.  Read more