Department Urban Water Management

Urban Water Management

Research in this department aims at the urban water system as an entity and at developing the corresponding ecological, economical and social services into a sustainable future. In addition to traditional questions concerning urban hygiene and water pollution control, the sustainable use and management of the resources is a primary concern. Read more

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November 16, 2016

With the help of modern sensors and the innovative remote data transfer system LoRaWAN, researchers at Eawag are investigating the relationships between precipitation and the resulting drainage processes. It is hoped that the new technology, otherwise known as the “Internet of Things”, will enable wastewater disposal and sewage systems to be run as efficiently as possible, as well as allowing the quality of wastewater and waterbodies to be monitored. Read more

Publications

Fencl,M.; Dohnal,M.; Rieckermann,J.; Bareš,V. (2017) Gauge-adjusted rainfall estimates from commercial microwave links, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 617-634, doi:10.5194/hess-21-617-2017, Institutional Repository
Rieckermann,J. (2017) Mischwasserbehandlung in der Schweiz – Stand der Technik und aktuelle Entwicklungen, 1-11, Institutional Repository
Larsen,T.A.; Hoffmann,S.; Lüthi,C.; Truffer,B.; Maurer,M. (2016) Emerging solutions to the water challenges of an urbanizing world, Science, 352(6388), 928-933, doi:10.1126/science.aad8641, Institutional Repository
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Research Projects

Goal is an improved planning procedure for sustainable water supply and wastewater infrastructure management that links into the existing Swiss governance structures.
Water and sanitation innovations for non-grid solutions – an inter- and transdisciplinary strategic research program
Advancing estimation of illicit drug use from wastewater samples - the role of in-sewer drug transformation.
Kanalnetzbewirtschaftung für besseren Gewässerschutz