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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Vaněk, A.; Grösslová, Z.; Mihaljevič, M.; Ettler, V.; Trubač, J.; Chrastný, V.; Penížek, V.; Teper, L.; Cabala, J.; Voegelin, A.; Zádorová, T.; Oborná, V.; Drábek, O.; Holubík, O.; Houška, J.; Pavlů, L.; Ash, C. (2018) Thallium isotopes in metallurgical wastes/contaminated soils: a novel tool to trace metal source and behavior, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 343, 78-85, doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.09.020, Institutional Repository
Vione, D.; Fabbri, D.; Minella, M.; Canonica, S. (2018) Effects of the antioxidant moieties of dissolved organic matter on triplet-sensitized phototransformation processes: implications for the photochemical modeling of sulfadiazine, Water Research, 128, 38-48, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.10.020, Institutional Repository
Bourgin, M.; Beck, B.; Boehler, M.; Borowska, E.; Fleiner, J.; Salhi, E.; Teichler, R.; von Gunten, U.; Siegrist, H.; McArdell, C. S. (2018) Evaluation of a full-scale wastewater treatment plant upgraded with ozonation and biological post-treatments: abatement of micropollutants, formation of transformation products and oxidation by-products, Water Research, 129, 486-498, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.10.036, Institutional Repository
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December 14, 2017

At its meeting on 13 and 14 December 2017, the ETH Board appointed Dr. Kai Udert as Titular Professor of ETH Zurich. Kai Udert works at Eawag since 2006 and is currently group leader within the Department Process Engineering and lecturer at ETH Zurich. His main research focus is on new technologies for resource recovery from wastewater. 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)