Department Water Resources and Drinking Water

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Our research concentrates on physical and chemical processes in groundwater, surface water and drinking water. We conduct basic and applied research on water resources, water contaminants, and water treatment to contribute to sustainable water management from local to nationwide scales.

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Podgorski, J. E.; Eqani, S. A. M. A. S.; Khanam, T.; Ullah, R.; Shen, H.; Berg, M. (2017) Extensive arsenic contamination in high-pH unconfined aquifers in the Indus Valley, Science Advances, 3(8), e1700935, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1700935, Institutional Repository
Amaral, H. I. F.; Midões, C.; Kipfer, R. (2017) Helium evidences for mantle degassing in the groundwater of Madeira Island – Portugal, Applied Geochemistry, 81, 98-108, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.03.019, Institutional Repository
Blazina, T.; Läderach, A.; Jones, G. D.; Sodemann, H.; Wernli, H.; Kirchner, J. W.; Winkel, L. H. E. (2017) Marine primary productivity as a potential indirect source of selenium and other trace elements in atmospheric deposition, Environmental Science and Technology, 51(1), 108-118, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03063, Institutional Repository
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October 18, 2017

Compared to other foodstuffs, Switzerland’s drinking water shows low levels of contamination with antibiotic-resistant bacteria or resistance genes. This was demonstrated in a study of eight drinking water systems carried out by Eawag researchers on behalf of the Swiss Gas and Water Industry Association (SVGW) and water suppliers. Read more

Research Projects

The project investigates what measures are most effective in influencing a river corridor so that river restoration and groundwater flow systems can help to mitigate the effects of floods and droughts.
This project facilitates the exchange of data, maps and information on geogenic contaminants (focussing on arsenic and fluoride) via the web-based Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP)