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Eawag director Janet Hering at the induction of the “National Academy of Engineering” in Washington. Photo: Cable Risdon for NAE
October 29, 2015

In February the “National Academy of Engineering” (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members. Among the new members is also Eawag director, Prof Janet Hering. The induction took place at the beginning of October 2015. Read more

The RUV Hybis returns to the research vessel «Sonne» with samples collected from the depths. Photo: Jens Karstens, Geomar
October 29, 2015

An international research team, including scientists from Eawag, has discovered an uncharted and unusually large hydrothermal vent field – with several black smokers – in the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Read more

October 26, 2015

Wastewater treatment plants in the EU could soon be transformed from consumers to producers of energy – European municipal wastewater is estimated to contain around 315 000 terajoules of energy per year. Read more

Fig. 1: Potable water reuse has been implemented at the Orange County Water District utility in California. This project, unlike others elsewhere in the state, did not encounter public opposition. Pictured here: the reverse osmosis system. (Photo: OCWD)
October 21, 2015

What is required to facilitate the adoption of new technologies such as potable water reuse? According to a study carried out by environmental social scientists in California, users need to see not only how an innovation benefits them personally, but also that it is compatible the community’s values and can become a routine part of daily life. Read more

The colouring and patterning of trout in the Rhine catchment area (Salmo trutta) demonstrate the wide variety that exists within this species. Fiber aims to inspire enthusiasm amongst fishermen and women for native fish (photos: Fiber).
October 12, 2015

Since it was founded in 2004, the Swiss Fisheries Advisory Service, Fiber, has established itself as an important interface between research and practice. Fiber is jointly funded by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Read more

Jerald Schnoor
October 2, 2015

According to Jerald Schnoor, emerging challenges in the water sector like water shortage or micropollutants call not only for high-quality research but also for interactive collaboration between scientists and decision-makers. Read more

Shown here is one of the whales from which the main samples were taken. Photographed by Pascale Eisenmann, Griffith University. (Photo: © Pascale Eisenmann, Griffith University)
September 30, 2015

In collaboration with Griffith University in Australia, an Eawag research group has succeeded in developing humpback whale cell cultures in the laboratory. Read more

Photo: EMCDDA
September 29, 2015

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has honoured Christoph Ort of the Urban Water Management department for one of his publications on the detection of drugs in wastewater. Read more

September 25, 2015

At its meeting on 23 and 24 September 2015, the ETH Board appointed Prof Dr Christoph Vorburger as Titular Professor of ETH Zurich. Read more

Fig. 1: To study morphological and genetic differences in chain pickerel, samples were collected from 12 US lakes. Electrofishing (pictured here) was carried out after sunset in the littoral zone. (Photo: Jakob Brodersen)
September 17, 2015

After alewife migration had been blocked by the damming of rivers in the Northeastern US, not only did new types of alewife emerge in coastal lakes but a distinct form of pickerel evolved which is specialized for alewife predation. Read more