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Major Commendation for Urs von Gunten
April 9, 2015

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has honoured Urs von Gunten, from the Water Resources and Drinking Water department, with a professorship as part of the President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists initiative. Read more

Einweihung des Kamprad-Lehrstuhls, © EPFL Dezember 2012 / Alain Herzog
December 12, 2014

At its meeting on 10 and 11 December 2014, the ETH Board elected Johny Wüest to become a member of the Eawag Directorate. Read more

December 11, 2014

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Read more

Lisa Scholten konnte am ETH-Tag 2014 den Otto-Jaag-Gewässerschutzpreis für ihre Dissertation von Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, Rektor ETHZ, nehmen. (Photo: ETH Zurich - Giulia Marthaler)
November 24, 2014

At the ETH Day 2014 Lisa Scholten was awarded the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize for her dissertation. This prize is given in recognition of outstanding doctoral and master‘s dissertations on the topic of water protection and hydrology and was handed over by Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella, Rector ETHZ. Read more

November 4, 2014

The Swiss water economy is not optimally prepared to cope with the forthcoming changes in terms of climate and society. Nevertheless, the National Research Programme "Sustainable Water Management" (NRP 61) concludes that Switzerland will have enough water if regional collaboration is expanded, if sustainable solutions to water conflicts are found and if water protection efforts are continued. Read more

September 19, 2014

Eawag researcher Dr Tove Larsen will become the new member of the Directorate. She will succeed Professor Hansruedi Siegrist, who will retire at the end of September 2014, as from 1 October 2014. Read more

The processes of river water infiltration and groundwater exfiltration are influenced by high‑ and low-flow conditions (as pictured here on the Thur) and the widening of channelized rivers.
September 9, 2014

Abundant supplies of safe drinking water are among Switzerland’s most valuable natural resources, with groundwater accounting for 80% of the total. A third of this groundwater, in turn, is fed by infiltrating river water. Read more

Bild: Stephan Müller (Abteilungschef Wasser, Bafu), Paul Svoboda (Leiter Gewässerschutz, Basel-Stadt) sowie die Eawag-Wissenschafter Matthias Ruff und Heinz Singer (von links).
September 8, 2014

Today, Monday 8 September, the Canton of Basel-Stadt, the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the Swiss Federal Office of the Environment and Eawag are somewhat belatedly celebrating the anniversary of the International Rhine Monitoring Station (RMS) in Weil am Rhein. Read more

September 4, 2014

By retracing the history of fish genomes, researchers are shedding light on universal mechanisms of vertebrate evolution: a study published in Nature shows how a reservoir of mutations, accumulated over a long period, facilitated rapid adaptation and speciation in African cichlids. Read more

Energiewende Schweiz: Die Folgen für Umwelt und Gesellschaft?
September 1, 2014

The Swiss Federal Institute WSL, together with Eawag, has launched a new research programme: ‘Energy Change Impact’. The programme will highlight the social and environmental impact of the energy change and will show how potential conflicts can be avoided. Read more