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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May 18, 2017

Bypass tunnels designed to reduce sediment deposition in reservoirs also have beneficial effects on ecological conditions in downstream receiving waters. This was the conclusion of a study carried out on the Solis reservoir in Graubünden by biologists from Eawag and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).  Read more


Jones,G.D.; Droz,B.; Greve,P.; Gottschalk,P.; Poffet,D.; McGrath,S.P.; Seneviratne,S.I.; Smith,P.; Winkel,L.H.E. (2017) Selenium deficiency risk predicted to increase under future climate change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(11), 2848-2853, doi:10.1073/pnas.1611576114, 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
Zhao,X.; Ma,J.; von Gunten,U. (2017) Reactions of hypoiodous acid with model compounds and the formation of iodoform in absence/presence of permanganate, Water Research, 119, 126-135, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.04.033, Institutional Repository
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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)