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(LTR): Rik Eggen (Deputy Director Eawag), Marcel Stoll (Project leader 3 FI Construction section), Thomas Lichtensteiger (Head Eco-Team Eawag), Andreas Müller (Architect), Rainer Bendel (General contractor, Helbling Beratung + Bauplanung)
July 12, 2016

The new laboratory and experiments building the “Aquatikum” on the grounds of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, in Dübendorf is the first laboratory building in all of Switzerland to receive the Minergie P-Eco Certificate. This commendation honours not only an especially sustainable use of energy, but also the care exercised in choosing building materials and procedures that are both ecologically sound and conforming to health and safety standards. Read more

June 23, 2016

When water enters a new plumbing system for the first time, microorganisms will immediately start to colonize the pipes. Read more

June 22, 2016

The rain poured down on the day, but it was outdone by the large numbers of people streaming into Eawag’s open house in Kastanienbaum. Read more

Richard Vollenweider and Heinrich Wolff in the laboratory around 1950
June 9, 2016

The hydrobiological laboratory in Kastanienbaum, today part of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is celebrating its 100-year jubilee with an opening ceremony for invited guests today and an open house for everyone during the weekend of 18/19 June. Read more

June 3, 2016

Head of the Environmental Social Sciences department, Bernhard Truffer gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Utrecht on 20 May, 2016. Read more

Bouziane Outiti receives the Energy Globe Award 2015. Photo: Raoul Schaffner
June 2, 2016

On 1 June, Bouziane Outiti of Eawag received an Energy Globe Award for his wastewater treatment project in Morocco. The Energy Globe Awards, presented annually, honour innovative environmental sustainability projects around the world. Read more

Irrigated fields in the Utah desert. Photo: Aufwind-Luftbilder / Visum
May 31, 2016

In the future, water requirements for global crop production could be reduced as a result of climate change. This is the conclusion of a study by an international research team which included Eawag scientists. Read more

May 27, 2016

At its meeting on 25 and 26 May , the ETH Board appointed Nathalie Dubois from the Surface Waters Research and Management Department as an Assistant Professor of Paleolimnology at ETH Zurich. Read more

Biofilms – the slimy layer of microorganisms covering the bottom of streams – serve important ecosystem functions. Photo: Jörg Hemmer
May 25, 2016

Biofilms are complex communities of microorganisms such as bacteria or algae. In aquatic ecosystems, they serve essential functions, e.g. as a food resource. They also play an important role in wastewater treatment and in biofuel production. Read more

NEST: building of the future is up and running (Picture: Roman Keller)
May 23, 2016

A unique research and innovation platform has opened its doors: on 23 May 2016, the modular experimental building NEST was inaugurated on the Dübendorf campus of the two research institutes Empa and Eawag. Read more