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National Council's Environmental Committee at Eawag
August 27, 2015

On Tuesday 25 August 2015, the National Council's Committee for the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy (CESPE) forsook its usual meeting room in Bern to pay a visit to Eawag. Read more

Eawag Director Janet Hering receives the Award from IUPAC President Mark Cesa and Vice President Natalja Tarasova (Photo: Leo Merz/SCNAT)
August 21, 2015

Prof. Janet Hering, Director of Eawag, received the «Distinguished Women in Chemistry 2015 Award» during the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) world chemistry Congress taking place last week in Busan, Korea. Read more

Christine Weber and Britta Allgöver explain passers-by the fish migration
August 13, 2015

The Swiss Academy of Sciences, together with ca. 150 organizations in 12 Swiss cities, is presenting a variety of insights into the world of the natural sciences in the tour “Research live”. Read more

Rainbow trout gill cells were live-stained using molecular probes for nuclei (blue), cell membrane (green), mitochondria (red) and lysosome (magenta). These cells were healthy control cells unexposed to chemical stimuli. © Photo: Vivian Lu Tan, Eawag
August 7, 2015

Before new chemicals can be approved, environmental risk assessments have to be carried out. But conventional toxicity testing with live fish is costly and time-consuming, and new substances continue to be produced without being adequately assessed.  Read more

Photo: ARA Neugut, Dübendorf
August 5, 2015

Ozone treatment efficiently removes many micropollutants contained in wastewater, but in some cases, it can lead to the formation of toxic byproducts. Read more

(Photo: Linda Strande)
July 31, 2015

Traditionally, water resource management has been in the hands of local or regional authorities, planners and users. In order to alleviate urgent worldwide water problems, scientists and politicians are increasingly calling for global approaches. Read more

Antibiotic resistance genes, in particular in freshwater systems and sewers, are increasingly seen as emerging environmental contaminants. (Photo: Eawag, Nadine Czekalski)
July 29, 2015

Antibiotic resistance genes, in particular in freshwater systems and sewers, are increasingly seen as emerging environmental contaminants. An Eawag factsheet provides an overview. Read more

Harvey M. Rosen Memorial Award for Lisa Salhi and Urs von Gunten
July 9, 2015

Elisabeth Salhi and Urs von Gunten from the department of Water Resources and Drinking Water received the Harvey M. Rosen Memorial Award for their publication "Process Control for Ozonation Systems: A Novel Real-Time Approach" in the journal Ozone: Science & Engineering. Read more

Catherine Wagner awarded the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize
June 30, 2015

The Society for the Study of Evolution has awarded the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize to Catherine Wagner, from the Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution. Read more

Source: Lamiot/CC BY-SA 1-0
June 25, 2015

When recreational boats are transported overland, they are often accompanied by zebra mussels, attached to the hull. This alien species, which first appeared in Switzerland in 1960, can thus invade other natural waters. Read more